Archive for April 6, 2009

Then and Now: Otis Place, Park View

Posted in Park View, Then and Now on April 6, 2009 by Kent

605-to-637-otis-Place ca. 1920Then: Nearing completion, the homes of the 600 block of Otis Place, NW, ca. 1920.

Otis Place, Park View, March 2009Now: The homes on Park Place have been built, the road has been graded significatly lower, and many of the windows have been replaces, but the row is still there.

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Apparently … Children, Grenades and Roses Do Mix

Posted in Petworth, Random Observations, Street Art with tags , , , on April 6, 2009 by Kent

This image must be an anti war message, but I’m stumped as to what the literal message is. Anyone want to give it a try? I found this on the northeast corner of Georgia Avenue and Quincy, NW.Rose grenade

11th Street Deli Renovation Progressing

Posted in Columbia Heights, Food on April 6, 2009 by Kent

From the looks of things, the 11th Street Deli renovations, at 3234 11th Street, NW, seem to be progressing well. According to the permit, the completed project will have 15 seats inside and a summer garden that will have a maximum capacity of 38. It looks like its going to be nice.11 Street Deli Renovation

Tidal Reservoir Inlet Bridge

Posted in Bridges, Neo-Classical, Potomac Park (East & West) on April 6, 2009 by Kent

Tidal Reservoir Inlet Bridge

One of my favorite things about visiting the Tidal Basin is seeing the Tidal Reservoir Inlet Bridge, which I’ve observed a lot of people use, but don’t seem to notice … especially when they are focused on the cherry blossoms. As you can see, the bridge spans the inlet to the Tidal Basin at Ohio drive, linking West and East Potomac Parks. Continue reading

Need a Light?

Posted in Downtown, Random Observations on April 6, 2009 by Kent

This is one of a pair of touchiers outside the H Street side of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building, located on the northeast corner of H and Connecticut, NW. I really like the detail.entry light, Chamber of Commerce

Guerilla Roving Bar Event Comes to a Close.

Posted in Commuity News & Events on April 6, 2009 by Kent

Today’s Post reports that after five years, 43 bars, and 48 events, the roving bar gathering known at Guerilla Queer Bar ended last Friday at the Rhino Bar and Pumphouse. Guerilla has been the friendliest of activist movements, in which gay men and lesbians descended on a typically “straight” bar for the evening and mingle among the regulars.

I think as we reflect back, its been a positive event. It has introduced both members of the GLBT and straight community to each other, people that otherwise would never meet. While its easy to focus on peoples’ differences, the visibility has also put the spotlight on their many similarities.

May Apples Starting to Emerge

Posted in Plants & Gardening on April 6, 2009 by Kent

I’m ecstatic that my may apples have started to emerge. As this will be the second year I’ve had them, I might actually get some blooms I can enjoy this year.Early May Apple