Jon Crispin's Notebook

Ben’s Chili Bowl and MLK Speech Anniversary

Posted in Abandoned Buildings, Architecture, ephemera, Food, Government, History, Jon Crispin, People by joncrispin on 28/08/2013

 

Peter and I had an interesting “one-two” today.  We had lunch at Ben’s Chili Bowl (amazing) and then headed down to the Mall to check out the events surrounding the 50th anniversary of the “I have a dream speech”.  Ben’s had CSPAN on so we were able to see some of the proceedings on TV which was really great.

We got to the area near the Washington Monument just as the President started speaking.  We were way back, but it was nice to be a part of the crowd.  I really love DC.  It is such an interesting  city.

I also want to add a note to yesterday’s post.  The document in the Shanghai Garden window is actually a “permit to raze”, which really bums me out.  Once that little building is gone, it is gone for good.  I am so glad I got to grab a photo before it was demolished.

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  1. dandyknife said, on 29/08/2013 at 5:57 am

    I really like the harmony of the diner photo. The ivy, flowers, and pictures balance the signage, the walls and ceiling evoke a city market, the people are busy but not stressed. I can imagine an acrylics artist making a wonderful painting from this photo.


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