Posts Tagged ‘Metropolitan Branch Trail’

Along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Washington DC there is a new monument painted on the wall of a warehouse. Created by artist Garin Baker, the monument/mural pays tribute to the African American artists and craftsmen who built the Lincoln Memorial.

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The POW! WOW! grafitti art event is back in DC. Throughout the Metropolitan Branch Trail and around the NoMa neighborhood, new works of art are coming to life.

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I’ve recently started using one of the best kept secrets of DC: the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Running alongside several stations on the eastern side of Metro’s Red Line, the Met Branch Trail feels secluded in a good sense of the word. On any given day I come across people walking and cycling to work, joggers, teens walking to and from school, moms with strollers, and others. What the trail doesn’t have (except on a small stretch I’ve avoided so far) is interference from cars.

The view along the Met Branch Trail is both great and varied– from old industrial buildings to rail yards to a view of the US Capitol and even great graffiti art (kudos to @PowWowDC).img_1432img_1424img_1430