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Wow, the state of Georgetown photography on the web is terrible. I couldn't find one acceptable CC (or even GNU-FDL) licensed photo of the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens that I could feel ok about including here. I wish I had realized this before I visited a couple weeks back—I would have tried to get some half decent pictures of relevant attractions—I'm not sure when I'll be back again. I'd love to get a nice shot of the Dalghren Chapel quad when the cherry blossom petals are swirling around the fountain, but I suppose that will have to wait at least a year now. If anyone has good Georgetown photos, please upload them! --Peter Talk 02:04, 28 April 2009 (EDT)

Star nomination[edit]

And another D.C. district article nomination. This, after the Mall, is probably the most touristed section of the city, so it's a useful one to have at high quality. I lived here for a good while, so I think the recommendations should pretty much all be spot on, but I have had to check my tendency towards derision in this article—hopefully my efforts to tone that down have been successful! Everything should be properly formatted, as I checked over this one more carefully than the other nominations, I think. Filling out those shopping listings was extremely painful, so I want a star in return. --Peter Talk 19:16, 28 April 2009 (EDT)

  • Support. Looks good! Really thorough, excellent guide. But now for the nitpicky stuff: It might be nice to have some contact info for the C&O Canal and the GU Library, like a phone number or something. There seems to be a lot of listings missing hours: Georgetown Tobacco, Peacock Cafe, Citronelle, Sequoia, Blue Gin, J Paul's, The Tombs, and Degrees. Also, there are a few places from Buy that are not on the map. I'm not worried about the chain places, I'm talking about the listings: Sugar, MOCA DC, and Parish Gallery. Also, shouldn't The Shops at Georgetown park be on the map? I've never been to D.C., so maybe it's really easy to find, but I can't see it on the map. PerryPlanet Talk 20:08, 29 April 2009 (EDT)
Wow, the hours were all over the place—I'm a little amazed that I missed that, and I think you were being overly generous in supporting the article in that condition! But all your points have now been addressed. MOCA & Parish were left off deliberately, as they are included in the "Canal Square Galleries," but, of course, I had forgotten to mention that in the listings... Again, a very big thanks for catching these details; it's extremely helpful, and I'll make sure to return the favor on any of your future nominations. --Peter Talk 00:53, 30 April 2009 (EDT)
Ah, I knew you would fix up these little details in an instant. Why put down a vote of "near support" when I knew I'd have to change it so soon? ;) PerryPlanet Talk 11:43, 30 April 2009 (EDT)
  • Support A lot to read through, but I can't find any issues, and I'm really impressed with the Buy section. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 09:54, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
  • Support ViMy 11:42, 19 May 2009 (EDT)
  • Support. Great article! I loved the Dumbarton Oaks and Exorcist Steps descriptions, although the article is rich with enjoyable asides throughout. You might indicate somewhere that the Hoyas are the university mascot (outside of that one 'Buy' listing), since people will hear a lot about them. And the Georgetown basketball team probably deserves a 'Do' mention, since they've produced some of the USA's best basketball players over the last couple of decades. You noted your concern about the photos on Talk:Washington,_D.C./Georgetown, but they're not bad — illustrative of the area, if not as artful as the photos in Washington, D.C./Shaw. As a formatting note, I prefer using foreign words in italics, but I don't think there's a WT policy on the issue, so that's just personal preference. Gorilla Jones 01:04, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
Good point on the GW basketball—I've added an infobox to take care of that. --Peter Talk 05:24, 20 May 2009 (EDT)

Closed listings[edit]

I move back, and find that my favorite affordable restaurant, by far, has closed... :*( --Peter Talk 15:29, 6 August 2010 (EDT)

  • Amma's Indian Vegetarian Kitchen, 3291 M St NW (second floor), +1 202 625-6625. Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-3:30PM, Sa 11:30AM-2:30PM, Su noon-3:30PM; dinner: 5:30PM-10PM daily. Skip right over the flashy looking Indian restaurants right on M St, designed to catch the tourist's eye. Amma's offers significantly better Indian cuisine at surprisingly low prices. It specializes in southern Indian cuisine, and particularly in wonderful dosai; the rest of the menu can be a little plain. It draws by far Georgetown's most intellectual crowd, and is a good place to eavesdrop on strange conversations (if they are in English!). $5-12.  edit

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