Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County is a lovely place to spend a spring day. With both paved and unpaved walking trails, it offers something for everyone.


Some mistakes are hard to fix. This picture was taken in Dumbarton Oaks, just north of Georgetown.

Photo courtesy of Steve S.


Bright red tulips herald the arrival of Spring on a DC sidewalk.

Street View Reflections in NoMa

Posted: March 31, 2017 in art
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On a sunny day in NoMa, this building’s glass facade reflects the colorful street view.
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On a lunch break from a training, I took a walk around Alexandria. The city’s red brick sidewalks are ubiquitous, and frankly a little monotonous. There were few people walking around, which made me wonder where is everybody else. 

Sidewalks of Wegrow, Poland

Posted: March 21, 2017 in sidewalks
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Wegrow is a small town (population: 12,000) in eastern Poland, located about an hour NE of Warsaw. I took these pictures in 2009 when I visited Poland on a pilgrimage to my paternal grandparents’ homeland. IMG_2713IMG_2943IMG_2944.JPGIMG_2946.JPGIMG_2950IMG_2953.JPGIMG_2951.JPG

Montgomery County is running a parking lot pedestrian safety campaign. I recently received a campaign flyer in the mail. I’ve also seen Heads Up in Parking Lots signage at a county-owned lot in Wheaton. Both are good ideas, and will hopefully play a hand in reducing pedestrian collisions. However, achieving complete pedestrian safety in parking lots will require overhauling how they are designed.