Dupont – Logan – U Street

Stuff You Might Have Missed (But Shouldn’t Have)


February 2010: Where is this coastline, what country? What large city lies behind the mountains? (Borderstan)

Note on the above photo: I decided to steal an idea from Greater Greater Washington‘s “What’s That?” and run a mystery photo today. I took it in February on a trip abroad. Where is it? What coastline is it and what large city lies behind the mountains? Hint: It is not in North America.

Closer to home, it’s Tuesday and time for another edition of stuff you might have missed (but shouldn’t have). Here are interesting tidbits from other blogs related to the Borderstan area and DC.

Real World DC house gets tenant. As reported by Urban Turf, the house that was the site of reality TV show, Real World DC, at 20th and S Streets NW now has a tenant: “Local non-profit HealthHIV has signed a lease for the top two floors of the Real World mansion in Dupont Circle (map).” Read the post for details.

Strange restaurant names. The Brightest Young Things opine on bad restaurant names in the DC area. Two of them are on/near 17th Street (both places I like): Steam Cafe at 17th and S NW (great croissants) and The Sacrificial Lamb on the 1700 block of R Street (recently opened). Check out the list for yourself, but don’t judge a restaurant by its name.

Google Maps adds biking directions. You can now get directions on Google Maps for your trip via bicycle in addition to car, public transit and walking. (Hat tip to dcist.)

Giant billboards at Gallery Place?: From Greater Greater Washington: “The owner of the Clydes/Urban Outfitters building at Gallery Place suggested giant video billboards which would protrude over the sidewalk, block views, and violate city codes. It’s probably illegal barring legislation, but residents are preemptively organizing to stop it.”

Georgetown secession? From The Washington City Paper City Desk: “Carol Joynt wishes Georgetown could secede from DC, mostly so Georgetowners wouldn’t have to contribute tax money to anything that benefits others. We Love DC calls it ‘adolescent fantasy.’ ”

“Top Chef” coming to DC. Foodies and other devotes of reality TV already know this one, but yes, Top Chef is coming to DC with filming to commence on April 5. (Hat tip to We Love DC.)


March 16, 2010 - Posted by | news | , ,


  1. […] no one was able to determine the location of the coastline in yesterday’s mystery photo, here is another photo clue. (I also took this photo in February.) The above photo is of a section […]

    Pingback by What City is This? « Borderstan | March 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Are you not referring to Santiago, Chile?

      Comment by Vincent Hurteau | March 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. I know where it is…. 😉

    Comment by Luisana Naranjo | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  3. The Big Island? Hawaii?

    Comment by ccbean | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’m going to guess the Amalfi coast of Italy with Naples behind the mountain.

    Comment by Tony | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  5. Let me guess! It’s the Delaware coast just south of Rehoboth Beach! Oh, not, it can’t be Rehoboth. I don’t see what appear to be parking lots full of cars with New Jersey plates or discount shopping malls.

    Comment by Sarcastic A-Hole | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  6. My guess would be the Pacific Coast of Mexico, except that you said it is not in North America. So, my next guess is the coast of Brazil.

    Comment by LoganLover | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  7. Western Cape of South Africa?

    Comment by BobinDC | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  8. Sumner, New Zealand and behind the mountains is Magazine Bay and Lyttelton Harbor

    Comment by Jeff | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hmmm… the roofs do not seem red enough for Italy…
    and the buildings/houses are not white enough for Greece….
    If I did not know better I would guess the western coast of Turkey near Kuşadası………….beyond the mountains are Izmir Province and Ephesus, an ancient Greek city in Turkey.

    Comment by Missy | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  10. I am guess Italy, too. But, I am going with Sicily. Is Messina on the other side of the mountains?

    Comment by Peekaboo | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  11. Okay, I’ll bite. Is it the southwest coast of Italy?

    Comment by Taboo | March 16, 2010 | Reply

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