Posts Tagged ‘dc’

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oddisee

June 16, 2012

We don’t get out much, but last night Rachel and I caught a truly inspiring live show – hip hop artist Oddisee at DC’s Black Cat. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Commuting on the Anacostia

February 5, 2012

This guy is cool.

 

Thank you Rachel, who pointed out this post to a local DC blog.

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The Trouble with Bikeshare

August 31, 2011

At first I was a Capital Bikeshare skeptic. It seemed like a flashy and expensive undertaking – when, as a biker, I thought DC just needed some more places to lock-up. Then they moved a couple Capital Bikeshare stands into our neighborhood north of Columbia Heights and I became a convert. What a convenient way to get downtown!

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Caribbean Day Parade 2011

June 27, 2011

The annual DC Caribbean Day Parade down Georgia Avenue was shorter this year and was sadly marred by a shooting  late in the afternoon. But Rachel and I caught some of the parade – the costumes were as outrageous as in years past – and we tried to take some “family friendly” photos:

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Calder Portraits

May 31, 2011

The Calder Portraits exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery was really cool – made even more interesting by the omission of Calder’s Josephine Baker (on view  just down Pennsylvania Avenue at the National Gallery). I guess the issue has to do with controversy over the Portrait Gallery’s response to the politics of another artist’s work. Art museum intrigue!

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Washington silenced

May 20, 2011

U Street & 16th Street, Washington, DC

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14th Street triangle baking experiment…

May 10, 2011

Many recent DC park renovations are honestly impressive, so the paving over of the little triangle at the intersection of 14th, Oak, and Ogden Streets NW seems even more depressing. Before it was torn up and paved over, this park used to have benches popular with a  “colorful crowd” (which responded to the park’s closing last year by moving down the block). In the weeks since it was reopened, I have yet to observe anyone try out these strange stool-like structures. Is the new tree-less cement expanse some sort of urban baking experiment?

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