Does anyone know what’s going on with the monstrous wall they’re building on the sidewalk along D street and Louisiana on the north side of the Capitol, blocking pedestrian use (and for how long it will be there)?”
Thanks to Nick for sending this morning’s sighting spotted in Navy Yard. I’ll echo what I said during our last sighting in August:
Be not alarmed and for God’s sake somebody please tell POTUS, this is simply our friends from Air Photos Live balloon who seem to be spotted every year or so. You can see a closeup shot from a previous sighting here.
Our first sighting was back in October 2009. Last year we learned “The balloon was launched by Digital Design and Imaging Inc. to take aerial photos of the District’s skyline as part of the joint Height Master Plan the DC Office of Planning and the National Capital Planning Commission are conducting in response to a Congressional request.”
Though I wonder if the explanation is still accurate. Why is the survey taking so long?
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel
A reader inquires last night around 9:30pm:
“Seems to be happening every 5 minutes or so. Not metro related. Almost seems like they switched the flight path into one of the airports or something. You can hear a large rumble overhead. We heard this morning and then not until about 30 minutes ago.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns
I’ve lived in the Van Ness neighborhood for 13 years and have seen motorcades on Connecticut Avenue many times. But the one that went by at 8:00 this morning was very odd. In addition to a few black SUV’s and DC police, there were several Montgomery County squad cars. And the centerpiece — instead of several black limos — was a tractor trailer carrying a large square container under a tarp, with a couple of hay bails strapped to the back. (Sorry, I wasn’t fast enough to get a picture.)
What could this have been?”
Thanks to VJ for sending from outside the Hecht Warehouse in Ivy City.
Any ideas? Some sorta crazy signage?
“Only in D.C. can you buy ice cubes for approximately $1 to $2 each.”
Jason remembers Jessica Sidman’s classic The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?:
“Not all ice, it turns out, is created equal. While the cubes in your freezer (and many bars and restaurants) are clouded with bubbles and cracks, the premium stuff is dense and clear, so it melts slower and won’t water down your drink as quickly. Hand-carving allows bartenders to create larger blocks that fit the glass, rather than lots of smaller cubes, which means less ice surface area and less dilution. “If you’re going to spend $10 to $15 for a cocktail and it’s on the rocks, you should have the best ice you possibly can,” Ambrose says.”
Hinckley Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh
Prince of Westend and many others asked:
“intense policy activity this morning starting at 18/Florida all the way down to Dupont circle. Including a chopper. Anyone know what’s up?”
I gotta get better at this – of course it was the National Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton!!
Will be heading over shortly to make remarks at The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Great religious and political leaders, and many friends, including T.V. producer Mark Burnett of our wonderful 14 season Apprentice triumph, will be there. Looking forward to seeing all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2018
I found this curious and thought you might too. The pic is of an envelope taped to Sticky Rice’s door on H St. NE that says “Confidential for Owner.” The same envelope was taped to the doors of most businesses this morning between 13th and 10th (and maybe more but those were the streets I walked between).”
What do you guys think, some sorta marketing thing? Or the key to the collusion?
Spotted this at 14th and F NE….what is it? Tennessee? Puerto Rico?”
I think it’s gotta be Montana, no?