Posts belonging to Category 'Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan'

Giant Pandas at the National Zoo

Giant Panda Mei Xiang or Tian Tian - Walking

Giant Panda Mei Xiang or Tian Tian - Walking

By far the most popular attraction at the National Zoo is the Giant Pandas exhibit. Giant Pandas come from the bamboo forests of central China. Two Giant Pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, are on loan to the National Zoo for a period of 10 years.

These cute, huge and absolutely distinctive bears sleep, eat and prance around in the Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat, an area of over 12,000 square feet provided for them in Washington DC.

Giant Panda Mei Xiang or Tian Tian - Waking From a Restful Nap

Giant Panda Mei Xiang or Tian Tian - Waking From a Restful Nap

These highly recognizable animals have black, rounded ears, an oval black area around each eye, black rear legs and black front legs with a black band that extends from the front legs up over the back. The rump and head are white resulting in a bear covered about 50% in white fur and 50% in black fur.

The attractive mammals eat a diet of little other than bamboo. This is a low energy food source, so these large animals must eat quite a bit of it. And this diet leaves one of the cutest animals in the world with little energy for running, jumping, chasing and fighting. But these large, docile bamboo eaters can and will defend themselves and do occasionally wrestle.

Mei Xiang and Tian Tian are on loan from the China Wildlife Conservation Association.

Click National Zoo to see the StationStart.com entry about the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Closest Metro Station: Two Metro Stations are near the Zoo. The pedestrian entrance to the National Zoo on Connecticut Avenue NW is the same distance from both the Cleveland Park Metro Station and the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station. The main difference is that the walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station is fairly level while the walk from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station is definitely uphill.

Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo

Pacing Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo

Pacing Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo

Only a small number of Sumatran tigers are alive today. Several live at the National Zoo out of the few hundred that survive. One female cub found in the wild in Sumatra was donated by Indonesia’s Jakarta Zoo as part of a program to ensure the survival of the species.

Tigers, unlike lions, like the water and enjoy swimming. But for the most part they spend time alone often hunting or marking their territory.

At the National Zoo they can often be seen pacing back and forth as in the photograph above.

Click National Zoo to see the StationStart.com entry about the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Closest Metro Station: Two Metro Stations are near the Zoo. The pedestrian entrance to the National Zoo on Connecticut Avenue NW is the same distance from both the Cleveland Park Metro Station and the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station. The main difference is that the walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station is fairly level while the walk from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station is definitely uphill.

White House Wall Painting in Adams Morgan

Wall Painting - White House in Adams Morgan

Wall Painting - White House in Adams Morgan

This painting of the White House is on the side of the building located at 2423 18th Street NW, Washington, DC. The building looked unoccupied when this photograph was taken in January 2010. But there were several signs in the front for a previous tenant, Mercedes Bien Vintage Clothing.

The image in this wall painting is of the White House from the Pennsylvania Avenue side with fluffy white clouds and blue sky behind. The White House has been painted so that it appears as a postcard or as a photograph with a white border placed against the other images in the mural. To the left of the White House postcard the Washington Monument rises the entire height of the mural which is a little less than halfway up the side of a three story brick building.

Three red stars of various sizes fill the lower left corner of the mural. These stars mirror the similar three red stars of the Washington DC flag.

The pieces of the mural are tied together by a large yellow banner that runs in front of the top of the Washington Monument and behind the White House postcard. The text on the banner reads, “If you lived here you’d be home now. But you still could not vote.”

The White House Wall Painting in Adams Morgan is on the side of 2423 18th Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of this wall art.

Closest Metro Station: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan is the Metro Station nearest to this wall painting.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Bronze Lion Guarding the Pedestrian Entrance to the National Zoo at Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Bronze Lion Guarding the Pedestrian Entrance to the National Zoo at Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

The National Zoo in Washington DC is one of the best zoos in the United States. There are about 400 different species and about 2,000 different individual animals.

National Zoo Sign at Connecticut Avenue NW and Jewett Street NW, Washington DC

National Zoo Sign at Connecticut Avenue NW and Jewett Street NW, Washington DC

The Panda exhibit is always popular, but there are lots of other animals including Anteater, Bald Eagle, Cheetah, Clouded Leopard, Elephant, Golden Pheasant, Gorilla, King Vulture, Lemur, Lion, Orangutan, Peacock, Seal, Tiger, Wallaby plus many, many other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

Links to other StationStart.com entries about the National Zoo:

Click Smithsonian National Zoological Park Website to visit the website of the Smithsonian Institution’s Smithsonian National Zoological Park Website.

The National Zoo in Washington DC is located on Connecticut Avenue NW just north of Hawthorne Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Closest Metro Station: Two Metro Stations are near the Zoo. The pedestrian entrance to the National Zoo on Connecticut Avenue NW is the same distance from both the Cleveland Park Metro Station and the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station. The main difference is that the walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station is fairly level while the walk from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station is definitely uphill.

Marilyn Monroe

Gazing Over Rock Creek, Marilyn Monroe Looks Along Connecticut Avenue In the Direction of Downtown Washington

Gazing Over Rock Creek, Marilyn Monroe Looks Along Connecticut Avenue In the Direction of Downtown Washington

Salon Roi is located on Connecticut Avenue NW near Calvert Street NW. Roi Barnard thought a portrait of Marilyn Monroe would enhance the third floor side of the building occupied by his salon. In 1980 Charles Stinson hired John Bailey to cover the gray wall with Marilyn’s face.

The colors have faded some over 30 years, but the image is still striking.
The wall painting of Marilyn Monroe is located on the south facing (toward Calvert Street NW) side of 2602 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Marilyn Monroe wall painting.

Closest Metro Station: The Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to the wall painting of Marilyn Monroe.

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Wall Art at 1817 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Wall Art at 1817 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC

This is a large mural painted on the side of a three story building in Adams Morgan, Washington DC. The sign posted on the wall next to the wall art reads:

Painted in 1977
A People without Murals is a Demuralized People
is the oldest and only mural remaining in Adams Morgan created by a group of Latino immigrant artists. It was brought back to life in 2005 by Sol & Soul, a DC artist-activist organization, with the collaboration of artist Jaun Pineda.
Sol & Soul thanks Jim Graham, Councilmember Ward One, for helping to make this project possible. We also thank the Advisory Neighborhood Commission IC – Adams Morgan, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs for supporting this project.

Dedicated to all those who struggled to make – and keep – this neighborhood their home.
Dedicado a todos aquellos que lucharon por hacer y mantener esta vecindad su hogar.
Sol & Soul, October 2005

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Detail - Reading and Watching Television

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People - Detail - Reading and Watching Television

A People without Murals is a Demuralized People is painted on the side of 1817 Adams Mill Road NW, Washington, DC, the location of Kogibow Bakery and Food. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of this wall art.

Closest Metro Station: The Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to A People without Murals is a Demuralized People.

Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan

Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan Painted on the Side of 2461 18th Street NW

Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan Painted on the Side of 2461 18th Street NW

The Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan is an advertisement for Madams Organ Restaurant and Bar and is painted on the side of the building where it is located.

The image is distinctive and easily visible along parts of 18th Street NW.

Flashes of this image appear in multiple episodes of Real World DC. This wall art is painted only a few doors away from the cocktail glass light that also appears in multiple episodes of Real World DC. This wall painting and the cocktail glass are located so that they can and do sometimes appear in the same camera shot. Click Cocktail Glass Light to see the StationStart.com entry about that light.

The Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan is painted on the side of 2461 18th Street NW, Washington, DC in Adams Morgan. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the side of the building where the Red Haired Woman of Adams Morgan is painted.

Closest Metro Station: The Metro station nearest the cocktail glass light is the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station about six tenths of a mile away.

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