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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!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Not Yet Disappeared: Some of the Small Business Buildings Around Us

6th and O St NW
Red Toque Cafe at 6th & RI Ave NW
Trinity Tax Man on RI Ave NE
Georgia Av at W St NW
BnJ Cafe 3rd at RI Ave NW
I've  sometimes written about how Washington DC is rapidly changing but I find myself photoing the older buildings that hold businesses.  Many of them are just brick or plain structures but it is their small street scale that attracts my eye. Many of them look as if they once were houses or apartments and have become businesses -- usually mom-and-pop or small business.  Most of them look like they were built early in the 20th century or maybe in the 1890s;  it's hard to tell as there's not usually a date on the building.  And they seem as if they could, and have, shifted from one or the other function quite easily over the past one hundred years through knocking out a few walls, widening doors or just changing the sign out front!


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