I know you might be thinking, why is she writing about some random steps? Well, these steps are beautiful, have a rich history, and are a feature of the Kalorama neighborhood, so how could I not write about them?
Surrounded by trees and the sound of falling water, this is a lovely, secluded spot to sit and catch up with a friend or have a little picnic.
For those curious about the origins of the steps: In 1911, it was determined that span of 22nd Street between S Street and Decatur Place was too steep for carriages and early vehicles. So, the plan for the steps was born. I am not sure if the designers were trying to create a miniature version of the Spanish Steps in Rome, but there is some resemblance between the two. The DC version is definitely less crowded!