Category Archives: WMATA

Two Hundred Thirty Feet in Wheaton


In honor of Metrorail’s 42nd birthday last year, the Greater Greater Washington blog posted an animated slideshow showing the progression over time, from a little baby Metro system in 1976 with only five stations, to the planned Phase II of … Continue reading

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Coloring a Silver Ring and a Silver Wing at Silver Spring


I may have made it my goal to visit every Metro station at least once, but I did not need to make a special trip to the Silver Spring station, where I have spent not a small amount of time. … Continue reading

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Psyche and Soma at Takoma


I have lived near the Takoma Metro for a decade, so there is not much about the area that surprises me. It doesn’t surprise me anytime a new Little Free Library, or a new place to get vegan cheesecake, or … Continue reading

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Gone but Not Forgotten at Fort Totten


I mostly think of Fort Totten as a transfer point, where I have spent a not insignificant portion of my life riding the escalators up or down two levels and waiting for a Red Line or Green Line train. The … Continue reading

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Book Land at Brookland


Brookland-CUA is near three Catholic sites that served as Weekly Museum Visits for me: the Franciscan Monastery, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and what was then known as the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. … Continue reading

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Visiting Glenwood at Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood


Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood is not, as far as I know, the nearest Metro to any museum in the usual sense of the word. However, it is near historic Glenwood Cemetery, an example of one of those murky categories of places … Continue reading

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Information for the Nation at Union Station


Union Station is a hub of activity: Metro trains, commuter trains, buses, government buildings, restaurants, museums. It is the closest Metro station to Sewall-Belmont House (a Weekly Museum Visit) and my internship at the National Postal Museum. The Supreme Court … Continue reading

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