It’s been a while since we did a “Brookland in Photos” post. Actually too long. When we started the blog over two years ago (!!) one of the driving concepts behind it is that we saw the neighborhood transforming before our eyes (for better, or for worse), and we felt a need to document that. As life’s demands and circumstances have ebbed and flowed, it has been harder to meander the streets of our neighborhood and take photos like I used to, and I regret that. But, I digress, here is a pic of the transformation going on at the corner of 12th and Jackson Streets NE. Three longtime businesses have relocated, and a small apartment building and an empty lot have all made way for the new Jackson Place Flats development, which will bring 34 condo units to Brookland. To see what this corner used to look like, check out our blog post from December 2013.
We hope everyone out there is enjoying this Valentine’s Day. We spotted these “sweet” street art pronouncements on 10th Street and Irving. If you like these, check out the street art from last year’s Valentine’s Day post.
Snowy Night in Brookland 2014, a set on Flickr.
I went out for a late night walk and enjoyed our beautiful neighborhood, which is covered with a white blanket.I hope you enjoy these photos.
Brookland Fall Foliage2013, a set on Flickr.
We thought we would share these photos taken a few weeks ago when Brookland’s beautiful trees were in their full fall glory. Enjoy!
Brookland Trick-or-Treat 2013, a set on Flickr.
Halloween 2013 has now come and gone. As usual, Brookland’s kids came up with some great costumes and were out in large numbers. Here is a sampling of the kids that came to our door.
Brookland Halloween 2013, a set on Flickr.
Today was a great day to take photos around the neighborhood so we took advantage and captured some of the spooooky decorations on Franklin, Irving, Kearny, Newton, Perry, Quincy, 10th and 12th Streets, NE.
Brookland 4th of July 2013, a set on Flickr.
We hope you all have a fantastic and safe Independence Day! Here are some photos of American flags from around the neighborhood – from 10th, 12th, 13th, Irving, Jackson, Kearny, and Perry Streets, NE.
Brookland’s Weeping Willows, a set on Flickr.
Now that summer is in full swing, Brookland’s trees are displaying their glory. I don’t know if I have a favorite tree, but if I would have to pick, the weeping willow would be high on the list. Hope you enjoy these pics of trees from around the neighborhood.
We snapped this pic of a cute little kid chatting with one of the Monks at the annual Franciscan Monastery plant sale.
Spring in Brookland 2013, a set on Flickr.
We are so happy to see how the neighborhood is coming back to life, it seems like we have finally turned the corner on the cool, grey, early spring we had. For this slide show, we decided to focus on the beautiful flowering trees that adorned the neighborhood recently. These pics are from Hamlin, Irving, Jackson, the Brookland/CUA Metro station and 12th, Streets, NE.