Posts Tagged ‘pit stops’

Pit Stops: University of the District of Columbia

Part of an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Peed anywhere neat recently? Drop me a line: ldepillis@washingtoncitypaper.com.
The University of the District of Columbia's facilities have been improving rapidly since President Allen Sessoms came into office. Even people who aren't happy about other changes at the university will admit the formerly dark and dangerous garage [...]

Pit Stops: The Howard Theatre

A surreptitiously-taken iPhone photo that doesn't do the place justice.

Part of an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Peed anywhere neat lately? Holler: ldepillis@washingtoncitypaper.com
You've heard a lot of hoo ha about how great the new Howard Theater is. And sure, it's pretty awesome. But you know what one of the best parts is? The [...]

Pit Stops: The International Graduate University

Part of an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Peed anywhere neat recently? Let me know: ldepillis@washingtoncitypaper.com
The paintings on the walls, chandeliers on the ceilings, and ancient president Walter Boek aren't the only things that feel oddly antique about the International Graduate University, the not-quite-legitimate Capitol Hill educational institution that's now fighting a massive tax [...]

Pit Stops: White House

The latest installment in an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Peed anywhere neat recently? Let me know.

This is the women's restroom in the Residence, as the armies of attendants call the place where the president lives (or at least the part of it where they allow people to wander during Christmas parties). I was [...]

Pit Stops: Quarry House

Part of an ongoing series on restrooms of interest—one of which may have recently exploded!. Peed anywhere interesting lately? Let me know.
Graffiti-covered walls are a time-honored tradition in dive bars and those coffeeshops that serve a punkier clientele. The facilities at Quarry House, in Silver Spring, are actually a somewhat jarring break from the [...]

Pit Stops Special Edition: Penn Quarter Peeping Starbucks

All of the restrooms we've visited in recent months have been interesting, but this one perhaps more so than most.
In downtown Washington D.C., it's easy to get the sense that you're being watched, with Secret Service vans everywhere and camera crews on random corners. But sometimes, as one family found out when visiting a [...]

Pit Stops: Old Post Office

The latest installment in an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Peed anywhere neat recently? Let me know.
The regular restrooms in the downstairs public area of the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania are useful enough, from a tourist's perspective. But the ones on the upper floors, currently reserved for employees of the National Endowments for [...]

Pit Stops: Walmart

Another installment in an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Taking suggestions: ldepillis@washingtoncitypaper.com.
Today was my first-ever up-close-and-personal experience with Walmart, which my childhood pretty much omitted. I have to say, the Richmond Highway location felt very similar to the kinds of large retailers I'd frequented before, which may be due in part to the fact [...]

Pit Stops: Karrick Hall

Welcome to the latest installment in an occasional series on restrooms of interest. Suggestions welcome: ldepillis@washingtoncitypaper.com.
Unusually for American bathrooms, the facilities at Karrick Hall on the campus of D.C. General Hospital—home of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Reentry and Sanctions Center—are unisex. I guess peeing with your own gender is one of those personal [...]

Pit Stops: Finnish Embassy

An occasional series on restrooms of interest. Taking suggestions: ldepillis@washingtoncitypaper.com.
The Finnish Embassy's bathrooms aren't quite as breathtaking as the rest of the building near Naval Observatory, but they are high-quality and more than serviceable, with a larger-than-average sink and a handy paper towel rack. Still, the Nordic functionality of the facilities is perhaps best reflected [...]

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