Sunday, June 15, 2008
As economic development has changed the cityscape in Washington, many older rowhouses and residences have been torn down to make way for high-rise, high-priced condominium living. Every once in a while, though, someone resists being bought out by developers. A few years ago, the owner of a family business on Massachusetts Avenue did just that. Unlike others, he refused to be bought out, so the developers had to build around his rowhouse. The result is the picture above. Rumor has it, the rowhouse owner is planning to reopen his family's pizza business in the building.
P.S. I'm letting my photography blog get away from me. I'm going to attempt to only post one large photo per day and put the rest in thumbnails, particularly if there's a special exhibit, unusual monument, or new city I've seen that I really want to call to your attention. Also, three days a week I do double posts: Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays. I certainly have more than enough pictures to continue doing what I'm doing, but I need to focus on getting my professional resume writing and editing business up and running, especially since the bills aren't paying themselves. Darn bills! Besides, as the saying goes, "More isn't always better, Linus. It's just more." (And if you can name the movie that line came from, I'll be very, very impressed.)
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 6/08