January 26th, 2009
The side of the Big Wheel Bikes store in Georgetown. I’ve never been inside this particular store, but I do enjoy this abstract bicycle on the wall!
January 10th, 2009
This crazy mural is in Adams Morgan on Columbia just past the top of 18th St. It features people playing misc instruments, exploding TV’s, a card game, and lots of other peculiar things. I like it and think it is fun. The best part (which unfortunately can not be seen in this shot) is a tag line that says “people without murals are demuralized people.
Oh and it was taken with my new Lomo Fisheye camera that is a lot of fun. CVS did a wonderful processing job on this roll that gave everything a nice red tint….booo CVS booooo!
November 10th, 2008
Yesterday we walked over to 11th and Park Ave. to check out a street art project called Albus Cavus (meaning white cave in Latin). The basic premise is to beautify streets in need of some prettying, in this case, they had a construction fence that was surrounding a run down liquor store. The developer donated the fence space to these artists for the next 6 months, until the new project is built.
It looks like the artists were out there for most of the day Sunday, painting and cutting out their designs. By the time we got there in the afternoon, they were just starting to hang the images on the fence.
guess what’s fake ?
September 8th, 2008
Every so often, DCist.com has a Touch-Up DC Contest where you are supposed to use some Photoshop fun to enhance a DC monument, street, or scene. This was one of my submissions from last week–my photoshop work on one of Matt’s photos. Can anyone (not living in DC) guess what’s fake here?
I am Beauty
May 30th, 2008
We had a picnic dinner last night on the grassy patch at Connecticut Ave and Calvert Rd. The lovely Marilyn Monroe
was looking down on us from her mural while we ate. (If you follow that link you get a good story about the commissioning of the mural) …It was the first time we noticed the little tag that had been added to the brickwork underneath. Whether that writing has been there for 3 weeks or 3 years, I couldn’t say. But it is definitely appropriate either way. And I am almost certain it is the same person who left this other tag
— the handwriting is the same. (Look at the “Y” ).
B + W + Red
March 11th, 2008
And now, a little experiment in playing with photoshop colors! This voluptuous redhead is one of the more iconic murals on 18th St. in Adams Morgan, on the side wall of a blues bar appropriately (dyslexically?) named Madam’s Organ.
Walter C. Pierce Park : a triptych
February 6th, 2008
Took a late-evening venture out just now — since the temperature is still in the upper 60s — and meandered over to Walter C. Pierce Park.
The clouds were rolling by pretty fast and low and the sky was a *really* strange pinkish-red… in hindsight an indication of the rain that hurried us back home… but not before Matt snapped a few great shots of the park area:
The first picture is of a mural in the park, which, according to www.culturaltourismdc.org,
was a tribute painted for two kids that were murdered in Adams Morgan. [Check out how different it looks in the summer at DC Daily Photo...
Second photo = self-explanatory, but you can also see what I meant about the crazy pink sky!
Third pic is looking through the fence towards the playground area.