Tag Archives: alley series

Get off my blacktop


Apologies for infrequent posting — that’s just going to be the way it is for the foreseeable future. Anyway… Got to kill some time in an alley or off the-beaten-path corner of the city? Here, let me brainstorm some ideas … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: Miller’s/Frederick Douglass Court


┬áLast in a series Perhaps one of the most stunning things about D.C. are the interesting vistas seemingly everywhere, created by L’Enfant’s grid that allows streets to follow perfectly straight routes for blocks and blocks. Because most of these streets … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: South of East Capitol


Fourth in a┬áseries Unlike Gessford Court, F Street Terrace and Kings Court, this unnamed alley seems to be neither historically nor economically notable. In fact, I can’t even identify a name for it. We’ll go with East Capitol alley for … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: Kings Court


Third in a series Alleys are the city’s backstage. In just the past few days, I have seen kids shooting craps and listening to music, people fixing cars and legions of Hill East alley cats in the often unique passages … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: F Street Terrace and the Archibald Walk


Second in a series To the west of the Anacostia River, there is no F Street SE. There is however, an F Street Terrace, a one block alley that runs in the same direction as the city’s numbered streets and … Continue reading

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Interesting alleys: Gessford Court


First in a series One of the most interesting things about Washington’s alleys are the hints of the past they still hold onto. In the older parts of the city, these passages hold onto well over a hundred years of … Continue reading

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