A surprise visit of President-Elect Barack Obama to U Street in Washington DC


During my three days in Washington DC last week (another report or two will be up soon), I visited U Street with my old friend who served Clinton administration.  That was Friday night.  This street used not to be a safe area, but over some recent years turned safer, lined up with small restaurants and cozy jazz places.  We walked around and spent time in one of such place.

The next day afternoon, while I was in a full-day meeting, President-elect Obama made an apparently surprise visit to the area with Mayor Fenty.  See a report with a few pictures.