Washington, DC

15th/16th and W Street, NW. Photo by Stan Engelbretson

From an email:

“Washington Concert Opera & Washington Parks and People Presents the 3rd Annual Opera Outside on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Washington Concert Opera and Washington Parks & People are pleased to present the Third Annual Opera Outside, a casual outdoor concert on the upper field of Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park featuring performances by soprano Vanessa Becerra, baritone Benjamin Taylor, and pianist David Hanlon.

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Come and go as you please, and come as you are. Bring your children and pets! Bring a blanket and/or chairs so you can enjoy the music in comfort! Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what’s going on with the fountain and pond at Meridian Hill Park? The cascades have been off and on since last Friday. Since Sunday evening the water has been sitting stagnant. The water is turning a bright green (see pictures below). It seems like the perfect place for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Unless of course the Park service has been treating the water but it doesn’t appear that way.” Read More


For those keeping track of the Meridian Hill Park fountain roller coaster. Thanks to Andy for sending this photo of the fountains back in action.

And seriously, everyone knock wood – right now!!

And check out this timelapse from Chris S.

“A early/late spring 2019 timelapse project shot at various locations in one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant parks. Drum music recorded at the Sunday drum circle.”


15th/16th between W and Euclid Street, NW

Last week we we broke the great news that the fountains were finally fixed and flowing. Then they overflowed and were turned off. Such is life in PoPville these days. But forward we shall march.

Thanks to Lauren for the excellent update:

“It started up again yesterday and is still on!! It is amazing. Hopefully will stay on and not just being tested.”



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