Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Washington D.C. is a reserve of well-concealed treasures only revealed to those who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors.
An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Washington D.C. well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.
About the Author
Born at the University Hospital named for old George himself, Sharon Pendana left Washington after high school to pursue her fashion dreams in New York City where she unearthed sartorial treasures and created narratives through wardrobe for print, television and film. She launched The Trove to profile some of the fascinating creatives she encountered along the way. Returning to DC to care for her ailing mother, she set about to rediscover her hometown, uncovering hidden gems and sharing their back stories, just as she always has.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having grown up in DC I assumed that I was very knowledgeable about my hometown. Wel,l after reading this book I found that there is alot I can still learn about the city I was born and raised in for so any years. As I read on it became a page turner. I have extended my fall trip to DC a few days inorder to see some locations in the City!
The secret is out! This book is chock full of interesting facts and places. The imagery is beautiful & Pendana's writing style takes you on many enchanted journeys. Secret Washington D.C. leaves you wanting more. This is a great read!
I traveled London a couple of years ago with a dogeared copy of Secret London in my bag, so when I spotted Secret Washington D.C. at Barnes & Noble, I snatched it up, hoping it would live up to the reputation of its predecessor. And how! Beyond the tried and true monuments and mandatory field-trip-to-the-National-Mall fare, it presents the reader with a lot of "Who knew?" moments. Everyone knows the iconic Capital building, but what about the genius ventilation towers? It's really well-written and the fascinating sidebars are smartly connected to the main text. And it covers ALL of the city, plus a bonus smattering of nearby Maryland and Virginia. A great addition to the Secret Local Guides By Local People series.