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D.C.’s H Street Festival Has Gotten Huge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 20, 2015 by johnbuckley100

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Time was when the H Street Corridor — the last section of D.C. to burn in the days following the assassination of Dr. King — was a symbol of D.C.’s decline.  These days, it’s a symbol of the city’s revival.

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Even two years ago, the H Street Festival in September drew maybe 50,000 visitors.  Yesterday, though, it seemed the whole city came out.  Or put differently, the multi-ethnic city was drawn, even if just for an afternoon, to a stretch of town with new amenities and much easier coexistence than existed here even a decade ago.

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Sure, you had the guys from the Nation of Islam seeing a neighborhood almost unrecognizable from what it looked like 20 years ago.

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But you also had young artists showing their wares near The Rock and Roll Hotel, which seemed to have started the trend, eight or nine years ago, in which the H Street Corridor became a natural rival to U Street for urban nightlife.

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It was a perfect September day, a little warm, maybe, but with perfect light.

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And everywhere we went, we were reminded of the uniqueness of our city, where wonks carry the world on their shoulders.

Now, Let Me Tell You Something

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 22, 2013 by johnbuckley100

H Street Festival, Leica Monochrom, 35mm Summicron v. IV (The King of Bokeh).

Now Let Me Tell You Something

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