Thursday, 16 January 2014
I liked Georgetown.
Georgetown was around before the establishment of the federal district and the City of Washington. In fact, people were doing their thing in Georgetown 40 years before the Washingtonians were setting wine-drinking records.
A considerable number of notable people have passed through Georgetown: Thomas Jefferson lived there, as did John F. Kennedy. Francis Scott Key of http://lyttelfishbigpond.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/a-nest-of-pirates.html fame - and if you haven't read a nest of pirates, of national anthem fame - lived there, and Alexander Graham Bell was doing all kinds of fancy things with phones in Georgetown back in the day.
I could feel the inspiration coursing through my veins, just by walking around.
You might even recognise Georgetown as the scene of quite a few films: The Exorcist, St. Elmo's Fire, Trule Lies and The Wedding Crashers are just a few cinematic heavies to have appreciated Georgetown.
It was particularly cold on the day I walked around Georgetown. But I loved it just the same.