The 2015 Franciscan Monastery annual photo contest is underway. Amateur photographers are invited to submit up to 3 photos of the Monastery, shrines or gardens. Submissions are due by June 30th in order to be in running for the grand prize, and of course, bragging rights. Check out the Monastery website for more details and additional rules of entry. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE.
Last October we wrote about some cool street art near the Metro, but then it disappeared. We were happy to see two new pieces in the pictures below, that appear to be from the same artist, since they are also coated in plastic and screwed to street sign poles. One is on Monroe Street and 8th Streets NE, near the entrance to the Arts Walk, the other is on Monroe Street between 9th and 10th Streets NE along side the 901 Monroe development site. If you are on Monroe street anytime soon, check out them out.
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.
Brookland Gardens – Decor, a set on Flickr.
Although the weather has been a touch warmer these past few days, we still can’t seem to shaken off winter! We thought you guys might enjoy these pics of garden friends and art from Brookland yards we took during spring/summer of 2013. Maybe they will give you some inspiration or at least remind you that winter can’t last forever!
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.