On Monday, we posted our third photo challenge to see how well you know Metro. I took photos of 5 stations and we asked you to try to identify them. Here are the answers. How well did you do?

We got 62 guesses on this post. Overall, you did very well. 15 of you got all 5 correct. Congratulations!


Image 1: L’Enfant Plaza.



The first image is of L’Enfant Plaza. It’s one of three stations with a crossvault, but the one at Gallery Place is blocked by a mezzanine, so this could only be Metro Center or L’Enfant Plaza. Just over half of you got this one.


Image 2: Cheverly.


The second image is of Cheverly. This station, opened in the early stages of the system, has a roof design similar to the other early outdoor stations. But Cheverly’s is a modified variety suited to the station’s side platforms. Eisenhower Avenue also shares this design.

Around half of you guessed this one correctly. Several of you did guess Eisenhower Avenue, the twin station. But if you look closely, you can see the pedestrian bridge across the tracks, which is unique to Cheverly.


Image 3: King Street.


This one proved to super easy. Almost everyone correctly guessed King Street. The Masonic Memorial was a clear giveaway. We got several guesses that this was Brookland. I assume people mistook the Masonic Memorial for the Basilica of the National Shrine.


Image 4: National Airport.


The fourth one also proved to be fairly easy. This is a picture of the northern end of the canopy at National Airport. The southern end of the station has a more traditional gull wing canopy, but the northern part of the station had a new canopy installed in the early 2000s. This canopy is unique in the system.

The “continue ahead” signs are also unique, a product of the escalators being at each end of the platform. 75% of you got this one.


Image 5: Friendship Heights.


The final image is of Friendship Heights. This subterranean cavern is unique within the system and is a great variation on the vaults typical throughout the system. Located at the northern end of the station (at Wisconsin and Western), the room serves to connect the escalators leading to the mezzanine with 4 different entrances to each of the corners.

The District/Maryland line passes through the center of the room. 75% of you got this right.

Next Monday, we’ll have 5 more photos for you to identify. If you want a sneak peek, you can follow me on Instagram. Thanks for playing!

Matt Johnson has lived in the Washington area since 2007. He has a Master’s in Planning from the University of Maryland and a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech. He lives in Capitol Hill. He’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is an employee of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. His views are his own and do not represent those of his employer.