Photo Friday: Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA USA

Photo Friday: Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA USA

I’m breaking the “photo is usually from Washington, DC” informal rule this week, which I do occasionally when I find something visually compelling elsewhere, in this case the beautiful LEED Gold certified Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Office Building.

Opened in 2014, it combines the science of wind flow studies, high technology and personalized health care, and connection to the community through locally sourced art, site placement, and visual cues (poppies, pinwheels, butterflies).
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Photo Friday: Liz in Love (with Washington, DC USA)

Photo Friday: Liz in Love (with Washington, DC USA)

This is the second appearance of the Liz Taylor mural on this blog. The story of the mural is in the post below.
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Photo Friday: 2016 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA - Funk (and the future) doesn't create itself

Photo Friday: 2016 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA – Funk (and the future) doesn’t create itself

The Washington DC Funk Parade is an annual music and art street festival held on U Street in Washington DC. It is a free, day-long event that aims to unite the community through the celebration of funk music, visual arts and the diverse cultural history of the U Street neighborhood. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Almost Sunset, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Almost Sunset, Washington, DC USA

I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned how gorgeous our capital city is 🙂 . Photo is facing west on 14th Street, NW. You can see the Washington Hilton in the distance on the left, the National Cathedral on the right.

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Photo: Keeping Vermont Avenue Beautiful, again, in 2016, Washington, DC USA

Photo: Keeping Vermont Avenue Beautiful, again, in 2016, Washington, DC USA

Once a year, Washington, DC residents get together to replant historic Vermont Avenue, Northwest, in the U Street Corridor. Vermont Avenue, Northwest was frequented by leaders including Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the parents of the modern day LGBTQ rights movement. More info about the history of Vermont Avenue on this blog – Thanks to Jeffrey Willis and DC-area businesses for sponsoring the beauty of our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Vermont Avenue Then and Now, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Vermont Avenue Then and Now, Washington, DC USA

This is a composite of several photos. One from the late 1990’s (maybe the year 2000?) from the Library of Congress Archive, combined with two other photographs from present day (2016).

They show a concrete and less-filled-with-hope Vermont, Avenue, with one that’s more green, and not yet grown into its sustainable self.

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the areas around Vermont Avenue show a city that was losing hope as it experienced a significant population decline.

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Photo Friday: Emancipation Day, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Emancipation Day, Washington, DC USA

Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even die free than to live slaves – Frederick Douglass March 2, 1863

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