Tourist for a day April 7, 2006
It's 7:53am on Saturday as I type these words. Yesterday, a dancer friend invited me out for lunch in Georgetown. She had the whole day off, so after a leisurely meal, she offered to give me a tour of her favorite place to "escape" in DC.
Funny thing is that when we arrived at the gate, the guard said, "Please wait. Let me get you free tickets." Turns out he recognized me from one of my shows and he's also a friend of a flamenco dancer named Marta, who happens to teach belly dance at Joy of Motion. My tour guide, impressed, said, "Miguelito, you have fans everywhere!"
Rose garden gate. April 7, 2006 3:50pm
After living in DC for years, I have yet to discover all the beautiful and interesting places that tourists travel thousands of miles to see. And it's all right here practically in my own backyard! Do you know where this place is? Take a guess! (HINT: it's a few blocks away from Cafe Bonaparte)
Panoramic view from the garden. April 7, 2006 3:51pm
Faun pointing the way to the...April 7, 2006 3:58pm
Lovers' lane pool. April 7, 2006 3:59pm
Growing garden walkway. April 7, 2006 4:03pm
My tour guide cheerfully ignores the sign. :-) April 7, 2006 4:13pm
Cherry blossom. April 7, 2006 4:18pm
Ellipse with Provençal fountain. April 7, 2006 4:25pm
Hiacynth. April 7, 2006 4:30pm
Fruit in the Orangery. April 7, 2006 4:46pm
To end the " tour," my guide treated me to something cool at Dolcezza. She ordered the lemon sorbetto with ginger and I got the dulce de leche gelato. Mmmm!
April 7, 2006 5:27pm
A few hours later, I finished up my show at Cabanas and took a few pics of my friends...
Steve, Courtney, Tijan and Jason. April 7, 2006 10:02pm
Linette, Shahram and Ginette. April 7, 2006 10:37pm
Got a busy day ahead of me. After playing for classes at American Dance Institute, I have to setup my sound system for a tech rehearsal at Joy of Motion where I'll be performing with Furia Flamenca tonight and Sunday. The theatre is walking distance from my house, yay! See you there.