Art / Architecture / Museums

Where are we? Fun and Games near Washington, D.C.

Okay, time for a bit of fun. Can you identify where these photos were taken? I’ll give you a hint, we’re near George Mason University in Virginia. I’m not looking for a town — Can you tell me what restaurant I’m at?

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First clue — this architecturally interesting arched seating area that conveys intimacy and elegance with two modern chandeliers. Is this a smart bistro? A restaurant at the airport?

 

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Next, bright murals with pop art esthetics. Polished chrome railings like you’d see in swanky seafood restaurants in Old Town, Alexandria. Hmm, any ideas yet?

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Okay, here’s another clue. Pert cafe tables under oversized beans illustrating the ABC’s of America’s favorite brew. CNN is playing on flat-screen TVs. Are we in a chic coffee bar?

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Here’s a big clue. Under that elegant light is a plaque memorializing the restaurant’s founder. Got it yet?

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Okay, there it is, the final clue — the only golden arches to be found at — wait for it — McDonald’s! Kudos to the new design that elevates all our preconceived notions about fast food. I’ve got to say — McDonald’s, I’m lovin’ it!

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And even more kudos to the franchise owners for supporting the local team. Yay, Patriots!

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