Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mr. Mayor

Washington's flashy, hip, young mayor lives in this humble house

Washington has a hip, young mayor named Adrian Fenty (D). Mr. Fenty, his wife, and their twin boys live on a quiet street in the Crestwood neighborhood. They are expecting a third child this fall. This is a picture I took of their house one day as I was driving past. Not as cute as yesterday's houses, but I'm sure it's lovely on the inside.

This concludes my month of posting a photo within 24 hours of shooting it. Out of 31 days, I had 28 days of original material and 3 days of either a desperate photo (a.k.a. the Dirty Bastard Cat) or archived photos (Du Pont Circle and a take off sequence from DCA.) That said, I'm not sure I'll try doing this again. It's tough! I admire those of you who do manage to take and post a photo within a 24 hour timeframe. You rock!

And now, back to our regular format of places and sights and information about things to see and do in our nation's capital. If you have something in or around Washington you'd like to see in photo and learn more about, let me know. For the month of August, I'm taking requests!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 07/08


Dusty Lens said...

Looks like a very nice neighborhood your mayor lives in.

Good job, anyway. I know this can be a daunting task to post within 24 hours of taking the photo. Perhaps when we retire, we should revisit this idea...shoot, that's a long way off.

Suggestions? How about the mass transit system; inside the metrorail?

Virginia said...

Retirement won't make that daunting task of posting within 24 hours any easier. I may have to drag out some old photos of my girls when they were babies to fill the void!

I am sending this photo to our new mayor who spends money (OURS) like there's no tomorrow.

D.C. How about Korean Memorial, my fav, I like the metro idea too. Since you have that Official Government Tripod Usage Document, how about inside some famous places that most people only see from the outside? There you go!

marley said...

I think you should be quite proud for doing so well with the task you set yourself. I wouldn't want to try it. Midnight is fast approaching and I haven't got anything lined up for tomorrows theme day! So I couldn't cope with a 24 hour time frame!

mirage2g said...

Congratulations! 28 photos, bravo!!!

The mayor seemed to be down to earth...judging from the house btw...where you in a car at this time? =D

D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: Crestwood is a pretty nice neighborhood. Not too far from the mayor lives a widow of one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

I'll see what I can do about Metro pictures.

Virginia: I'll try for some shots of the Korean War Memorial at night. I've already got a couple on the blog in the winter.

Marley: I barely made the CDPB deadline this afternoon! Want me to lend you a picture or two? :-)

Mirage: Thanks! Yes, I was in my car when I shot this. I was going to title the post "Drive-by Shooting" but thought that might be in bad taste and could land me a visit from the police, so I didn't. But I did drive by and I did shoot my camera as I was driving! LOL!

USelaine said...

Hey, nice offer! I always like to see a plate of regionally specific food. Virginia Ham? Chesapeake Bay Dragon Ears? Patomac Crested Starch Fly?

Maya said...

Congrats! It's tough, but I will keep trying for at least a year.

Maya said...

I'm surprised he isn't living in a cute one like yesterday's post!

D.C. Confidential said...

USElaine: Okay, the first one I know about but you made up those last two, didn't you? I'll see what I can do about featuring unique eats in the D.C. area.

Maya: I totally admire your daily posting prowess! You are my heroine when it comes to this. As for the mayor's house, I'm also surprised he doesn't live in something cuter. I'm not sure I could live in the house he's in now. The windows are too small; not enough light coming in!

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