Taking It Easy At Dupont

More than ever before, the eclectic Dupont Circle neighborhood is the place to go if you want to kick back a bit and let the problems of the world disappear.
More than ever before, the eclectic Dupont Circle neighborhood is the place to go if you want to kick back a bit and let the problems of the world disappear.
The area around Dupont Circle is home to one of the most diverse set of characters in the world.
The area around Dupont Circle is home to one of the most diverse set of characters in the world.
The chess players at Dupont Circle are nationally known and are more than willing to to give you a shot at winning for a few bucks.
The chess players at Dupont Circle are nationally known and are more than willing to to give you a shot at winning for a few bucks.

Much is written about eclectic neighborhoods around the world, but after so many years of traveling, I have to say that the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC will give any one of them a run for their money.  No two days are alike around the Circle, and if eclectic lifestyles are what you aim to discover, the Circle has those in abundance.  Passionate environmentalists, one of the largest gay community in America, staunch advocates of Julian Assange, artists, performers, retirees, incredible restaurants, trendy bars, and nationally-ranked chess players, to name a few.  This all adds to a treasure trove of the human condition for a  photographer.  No other neighborhood in DC has this vive, and no matter how many times I visit the place with my camera, I find it impossible to get tired of it.  In fact, the place is like a never-ending play, with new scenes constantly taking their place on stage in order to keep your interest and your attention.  And you know what?  It works just right for me.