After a successful outing to Alexandria and with time to spare, I decided to yet again try my luck and head out of Washington D.C. on the metro. Hmm, Bethesda, I’ve heard of that! And off I went! According to my guide book it was suppose to be “…a lively downtown area that still retains the atmosphere of a traditional town center” with “…streets and parks spotlight distinguished contemporary works in every style, by way of sculpture and stunning painted murals”. Sounds perfect! After finally finding my way to the “lively downtown area”, I was a bit bewildered… Where was the atmosphere? Where was the distinguished street art? Maybe I had taken a wrong turn, so I jumped on a free bus “tour” (bethesdatransit.org/bethesda/bethesda-circulator). No, I was where I should be. On my aimlessly walk around “town” I was lucky to stumble upon Bethesda Lane, which was the definite highlight – a cozy, and unfortunately short, street with some nice shops to look through. In essence, I came, I saw, I left with a new book in my bag and pancakes in my tummy. That was my day at Bethesda – sometimes you loose some 🙁
Note: Photo is by Payton Chung.