The dialectic of the global and the local, and of the central and the off-beat excites the air of D.C.'s eclectic Dupont Circle neighborhood.
The Circle itself is centered around a lively fountain where musicians, dancers and exhibitionists frolic on the weekends. Downtown office workers relax with their ubiquitous, plastic-clad carryout lunches on weekdays and the tone is more professional. The rowdy chess players, however, are a fixture.
Connecticut Ave. takes a subterranean route under the circle. Shops and cafes as well as steamy yoga studios and the late-night spot Kramer Books and Afterwords Café line the northward side of the circle.
Stephanie Beer - washingtonpost.com
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