I saw a car decorated with paint designs over near Dupont Circle the other day and was totally amazed at how this Ford had been individualized. There were birds, eyes, flowers and all kinds of designs in bright colors all over the vehicle. It looked like someone had completely dreamed up a way to make their car look different. I have no idea whose car it is or why it is like this but I couldn't help thinking what if all cars were decorated like this? What if you could order up your car with a selection of optional images on it like this when it is delivered? What if there were places, somewhat like tattoo parlors with pages of images for cars, where you can just drive in and get your car done up like this? Wouldn't commuting be more interesting? And when you're stuck in traffic wouldn't it be nice to see something like this? Amazing street sight!
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I used to blog here mostly using local photos about my neighborhood or Washington DC or other places I visited. But I took a break from the blog for a few months and then found myself posting about crafts and sewing projects I have done or are doing. These involve fabric recycling or re-use and refashioning of clothes, or other frugalities. I've left up the previous blogs and may occasionally revert to those topics again. May your days be blessed with miracles, surprises and creativity too!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I pass by 391 Rhode Island Ave NW all the time either on the bus or walking or in a car and have been watching with fascination the transformation of Frazier's Funeral Home to condominiums. Apparently the building was sold in 2011 for about $850,000 and is being re-worked into a multi-unit residential property. Interestingly, originally it was three row houses that had been turned into the funeral home back in the day. The dividing interior walls were removed when it became a funeral parlor and so the new developer has probably sliced this up in a new way. There are some websites discussing this re-use of the building with lots of conversation about bringing the dead back to life, dangers of embalming chemical residue, and whether or not there are ghosts haunting the place. It's a crazy traffic corner there at Florida and Rhode Island and 4th Streets NW -- apparently there is an abundance of accidents due to people running the light -- so I hope the developer put in good windows or the new live tenants will go nuts from noise.