Photo Friday: Shaw Neighborhood and Historic 7th Street NW, Washington, DC USA

2016.04.06 DC People and Places - Shaw 04
2016.04.06 DC People and Places – Shaw 04 (View on Flickr.com)

I have recently discovered that there isn’t a camera made that can capture what my brain sees as I walk through our nation’s capital. Luckily, I can use software to simulate my perception ๐Ÿ™‚ .

This photograph was taken at the intersection of 7th Street NW, and R Street NW. Historic because of the events of 1968 and the early 1990’s, that defined a multiple generations of social change (and social determinants). Here’s a composite of 1968 and 2016 a few blocks south.

2016 7th and O Then and Now 03802-HDR-Edit
2016 7th and O Then and Now 03802-HDR-Edit (View on Flickr.com)

This history is why I say it’s where the future was born, as it often is here, and why it’s always sunny for me. Enjoy.

More posts about 7th Street NW can be found here.

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