Twenty Years Since 9/11, Revisiting Washington, DC, Part Three

Finally, on Saturday night, my friend went off to a wedding and I went to Adams Morgan to meet up with some old friends. I took the Metro to the Woodley Park station, which has one of the longest escalators in the world, so I could then walk across the Taft Bridge, which is one…

Twenty Years Since 9/11, Revisiting Washington, DC, Part Two

We crossed over the Memorial Bridge into the Commonwealth of Virginia, and picked up the Metro to head to Alexandria and meet up with an old professor friend of mine. The Metro used to be the pride and joy of Washington, DC, but I was shocked at how far it had fallen. While it had…

Twenty Years Since 9/11, Revisiting Washington, DC, Part One

As a few of my readers know, I was living in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001, exactly two miles away from the Pentagon when the plane crashed into it. I moved back at Christmastime of 2006, and had only been back to the District of Columbia twice since then. I just returned for the…

Return to Holy Corner, Washington, District of Columbia

It’s one of the more unique places in the United States, the corner of 16th Street, Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Columbia Road and Harvard Street Northwest. Three churches, all in their own unique styles, cluster at this boisterous and congested intersection. I remember when I first moved to Washington, DC, this intersection felt like I had…

Cupples Warehouse #7: The Future?

Update: Cupples 7 was demolished anyway. The saving of exterior walls has occurred throughout the country. My experience with the saving of curtain walls, even when the rest of the building has been torn down, was in Washinton, DC in the 900 block of F Street NW. Above, you can witness what is essentially a…

September 11th

Update: I revisited September 11th on its twentieth anniversary when I visited Washington, DC in a three part post. You can see those three parts here, here and here. On September 11, 2001, I was living in Washington, DC, attending grad school at George Washington University. My apartment was in Foggy Bottom, six blocks from…

Three Year Anniversary of Saint Louis Patina: Favorite Photos

All this week, Saint Louis Patina is looking back over the last three years, revisiting the highlights of dozens of expeditions and thousands of photographs. 1) Highway 40, Closed to Traffic 2) Abandoned Diner, Goodfield, Illinois. Update: Demolished on March 9, 2011. 3) Doric Temple, Paestum, Italy 4) Lafayette Square Rowhouses 5) Armour Meatpacking Plant,…

New Steeple, Washington, DC

The steeple had collapsed decades ago, so five years ago, the church had a new steeple fabricated–in one piece. It was brought into DC on a flatbed and hoisted into place. I wish some of St. Louis’s felled historic steeples could once again rise above their neighborhoods.