Thursday, March 31, 2005

It's now officially warm enough to post this picture of Union Station in the snow. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

In DC, we grow our own Spaghetti. Note that the place next door, which appears to be brown, has a big banner describing it as blue. The Spaghetti Garden is self-evidently blue and needs no banner. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Adams Morgan, the morning coffee shuffle begins. Hard-hats are optional. Posted by Hello

Monday, March 28, 2005

Why use a pick-up truck when you can be styling? Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 26, 2005

He is wearing a belt, but it must be defective. Posted by Hello

Friday, March 25, 2005

The guy on the left will ask you for a cigarette. Note that he is already smoking a cigarette. Probably, he'll need one later, though. Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Is that really the best place to put your sign? Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Here's the "I don't know what" a little more close-up. I think it's a goat, and I prefer it to the Gaugin, actually. Posted by Hello

The gentleman who owns the building told me that the garage door was a Gaugin, while the thing on the facing wall is: "I don't know what." It could be a BORF, but that's not known for sure. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Monday, March 21, 2005

Goodbye winter. We could have loved you, but you kept teasing us, fading in and out of our lives. We didn't know how to dress from one day to the next. Spring's knocking at our door and we're probably going to let it in. Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 20, 2005

This guy used to guard the stairs down into an Adams Morgan dive. Now he's gone. Did he scare away too many partially intoxicated patrons? Was he a liability problem? Or did someone just decide he could serve the world better somewhere else? Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Raging Grannies made an appearance. I've loaded additional pictures here. Posted by Hello

During the inauguration, protestors gathered in Dupont Circle. The theme was Pink Alert. Posted by Hello

Friday, March 18, 2005

One more shot of the Comet sign. Posted by Hello

The Comet sign, one of the great features of Adams Morgan, not yet dimmed by the owner's death. Posted by Hello

My friend John showed up for coffee saddened by the death of an icon in his neighborhood, Sydney Drazin. Though I didn't know the man myself, John reports he was the real deal Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The bus driver said he nearly tried to drive through this area, but smelled a lot of smoke and decided to stop. I think it was one of those underground fires. Even though they put a ladder up top of the record store. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

This close-up of the boarded up window on Mount Pleasant just strikes me as marvelous. The gentleman who stopped and starred while I was taking these pictures agreed it was probably the best. Posted by Hello
I was taking this picture when some gentleman ducked in front of me. He was being polite. I took a couple more of the paintings on this building, and noticed he was standing there. He said "I never would have noticed that if I hadn't seen you taking that picture." Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 10, 2005

About DC Streets

Too many times I've heard people subtly put down DC. Sometimes they complain about the architecture, or the people. They say we aren't friendly, or that we are all career obsessed. I've heard the city described as cold and alien, that we have no sense of neighborhood. Also, I've heard people from larger cities treat us like a bunch of hicks. Then there are the race issues. Seems like anyone coming here expecting to find race conflict finds exactly what they are looking for. Perhaps it was in their bags.
Instead of arguing, though, I've decided to just do what I do when we're walking down the streets. Point at things. "Look at that," I'll say. There are so many odd, strange, wonderful things here, but people get too intense and locked in to see them. Sometimes I'll string some photos together, though I may leave the message to you. So I'll just point at this, point at that. If you like what you see up front, check out the archives. As we go along, I'll add some favorites to this section.
-daniel h. jeffers