Cultural Tourism DC’s Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Each self-guided walking trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps exploring the unique hidden history of DC’s neighborhoods.

My favorite part of putting together this heritage trail was hiking out of our downtown office to photograph the statue of General Logan that appears on the upper right of each sign as a trail marker. I walked about 8 blocks to get there, in the hot-wet-towel heat of a DC summer. I could have taken the bus, but walking that stretch of 14th street was something I often did just for the pleasure of people- and art-watching. It was a good day for it. And when I finally arrived at the statue (soaked through with sweat) there was a family at the fountain with small kids shrieking and dancing in the center of the square, just like they did decades ago in the photographs featured on our signs.

“Smartly Designed” Logan Circle Heritage Trail, 16 signs, 2013. Photo editing, photography, sign layout, art direction.