No Access Washington, DC tells a story of the nation’s capital through places in, near, under, over, or around the city—a collection of spaces that most people don’t see, can’t see, rarely see, don’t know how to see, or haven’t seen. Come journey beneath DC’s most iconic buildings like the massive undercroft below the Lincoln Memorial and discover hidden-in-plain-sight wonders such as the mini Washington Monument or a neighborhood home that is a thriving habitat for plastic dinosaurs. Journey deep into historic archives, embassies, theaters, and studios. Imagine ringing the bells at the National Cathedral. NoAccess Washington, DC is a tribute to a side of the city not shown on postcards, but that is gaze-worthy all the same. What a fun way to “explore” the capital.
BETH KANTER This is Beth Kanter’s sixth book about Washington, DC, her favorite city and subject. Beth’s writing and photographs have appeared in national newspapers, magazines, and online. Join her on Instagram at @beekaekae. EMILY PEARL GOODSTEIN is a digital strategy consultant, sheet cake enthusiast, photographer, and rabble rouser from Washington, DC. Follow her at @emilygoodstein.