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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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George Washington University in DC has its own manhole cover design. The manhole cover pictures here is located next to the Foggy Bottom metro station. I’ve walked on this block dozens of times before and yet today was the first time I noticed the unique design on this manhole cover. 

What happened to the manhole covers on H Street NE? The manhole on the foreground is obviously missing, but so is the one in the background. In place of the manhole cover is a puddle covered with dark liquid.

Photo courtesy of Julia.

The first time I visited the National Mall as a child, I was disappointed to find out that it was not a shopping mall. I have since gained an appreciation for the majestic vistas offered by the sidewalks and grass lawn of the National Mall. 

Wide sidewalks are generally a good thing, but if they are too wide for the volume of pedestrians, they can seem desolate. That’s how I used to feel about the wide stretch of sidewalk along 19th Street NW as it nears L Street. Then, a couple of years ago, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and the city partnered to turn some of the sidewalk into rain gardens. Four separate rain gardens were carved out, on each quadrant of the 19th and L intersection.  When I walked on L Street recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the BID had taken the rain gardens up a notch by installing four sculptures by the artist Foon Sham. The wood block sculptures look like giant jars for collecting water, representing the role of a rain garden.