Our photo series of Brookland sheds continues with this whimsical one near Girard and 10th NE.
This installment of our ongoing photo series of Brookland sheds should be called the “mystery edition”. I saw this group of “sheds” while I was walking down the alley next to Yes! Organics. I was so intrigued! I can’t tell if they are actually sheds, obviously they are very old. I wish I knew what their function was/is. They are too narrow to be garages, besides the doors are not garage doors. They seem to be associated with one (vacant) lot – so why not one big shed instead of 6 distinct “sheds”? 3 of them are still numbered – so perhaps they were assigned to a person – or my guess – they were horse stables? I don’t know a lot about stables, so I could be way off with that guess. Anyone out there know anything about them, or have a better guess?
This is an ongoing series of photos where I get to indulge in shed-envy. I just love this little guy because of the colors – green, cobalt and terra-cotta. I find the worn part of the door exposing the color underneath in charming juxtaposition with the straight lines and angles of the rest of the shed.
One of the great things about Brookland is our ample, lush backyards. In addition to the vegetation, I just love the unique, colorful sheds found in our neighbor’s yards. So, I decided to start a photo series of them – let’s see how many great ones I can find. If you know of any – by all means let me know. I have passed the pair of sheds below a million times as I have walked the stretch of 12th st between Jackson and Kearney. Admiring them as I walk transports me momentarily to a country road.
If you have been near the Brookland Metro lately, it is pretty hard to miss the construction going up at a rapid pace. Still, it has been a little difficult for me to visualize how the end product of the CUA/ABDO development would look, until today. As I was driving north on 8th St. NE I snapped this picture of the future Artswalk. For me, it was a turning point. Check it out in comparison to the ABDO drawing below. More drawings of the future development here.