Bethesda Summer Evening

by Keith Stanley
(copyright 2003)

   One of my favorite places to hang-out the past year has been up in Bethesda in the very nicely developed, upscale, commercial-entertainment district located around the block bordered by Woodmont, Elm, and Bethesda Avenues.  Here one finds plenty of good restaurants, shops, a new cinema multiplex for artful movies, and the neighborhood Barnes & Noble, which is popular with youth, as well as parents & kids.  As a sampling of the ambience of that area, the following pictures were taken Sunday evening (7-13-3).
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Kids, dog, tennis ball Dog in fountain Amazing!
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Barnes & Noble cafe Youth jazz band,
outdoor performance
Reflections on the band
through shop window
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Elm Street frontage A sidewalk cafe Pet store
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Cameron's seafood,
carryout & casual dining
Shop window Barnes & Noble fountain

    These pictures were taken on Woodmont on the same block on an earlier date:

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Sidewalk cafe on Woodmont Bethesda summer night
(outside Barnes & Noble's)

    On the other side of Woodmont:

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Bethesda Row collage From Elm Street

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