April 2018 –
When you tire of filibusters, lobbyists, armies of tourists in matching caps, the Donald, the media show-trials for the Donald, media yowls in defence of the Donald…
…and Washington hot-air in general, retreat to Georgetown (as George W wishes he could have!) and mingle, on sweet-smelling boulevards, with some humans.
There’s Bridge Street Books at 2814 Pennsylvania Ave., where we found some great stuff, including Inverted World by Christopher Priest, dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, Adorno’s book on Wagner and a terrific book, The Bughouse, by Daniel Swift, about Ezra Pound in St. Elizabeth’s. Reviews in the fullness of time.
We ate really nice, interesting Ethiopian food (with our hands, using sponge-like bread as cutlery) at DAS….
We don’t quite know what we were eating but it went down a treat…t’iru migibi!
and good Italian food can be found at Cafe Milano or Filomena’s.
There’s a great Amazon bookshop (no cash – you’re inside the Matrix when you enter) and some good places to buy funky clothes.
George Washington U hovers twixt the Penn area and Georgetown, and it is where P dissed students and bought top quality pecan pie. Back to the Fairmont Hotel for many drinks and dinner – at Juniper, a very nice restaurant within the hotel, P got his Penfolds shiraz, thank the Gods! But this gentleman’s pooch went without: