Story Locations – Part 1

I thought it might be fun to share some photos of locations used in Leap First.

These first two set an early scene: Dana rides a bus to the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., on her way to meet her sister at a local pub. This is the intersection. It’s busy, commercial, and a little bit old-style, too, which is nice. The view faces north on Wisconsin Ave.

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This view faces west down M Street, which is known for high-end shops, restaurants, and bars; it bustles day and night.

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The inspiration for Sam’s Pub, where Dana and Gregory meet, comes from Clyde’s. It’s a really nice place though somewhat different inside from what I wrote. Hence, the fictional pub. The Clyde’s entrance:

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And the bar area:

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The next photo used to be on the Clyde’s website, (saved for inspirational purposes), and shows the booths and bar. (No infringement intended. Will remove if requested by management.)

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What I didn’t realize from this photo alone was the sports slant. Those are small sculptures of athletic poses in the wall cutouts. It doesn’t matter; I just didn’t really even notice until I visited. Focused on other details, I guess.

More to come.

Thanks to family members who took some of these photos (can’t remember which are whose at this point; I think my niece took the intersection ones).

Except where noted, all photos © 2018 Mari Elise Rei and family.

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