Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Looks Like Rain
I went downtown the other day to meet my brother and pick up the croissants I left at Mom and Dad's the night before. (Silly, I know, but when you want a croissant, you want a croissant. Thanks goodness he works in the city and is so accommodating. Thanks, Bud!)
It was pouring rain and I noticed the mosaic quality of the buildings in between wiper swipes on my windshield. I had my camera along because I thought I'd do a little photo safariing, but alas, the rain deterred me. Still, I managed to capture this.
The intersection I'm waiting at is Vermont and U Street NW. One day I'll get out and take more pictures along U Street, but here's the important thing to know about U: for many, many years, it was called Washington's Harlem and the Black Broadway. Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald came up on this storied street. U Street is also home to Ben's Chili Bowl--a D.C. eating institution.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08