Jan 3, 2008

Not ECF...

For a long time I've done Eye Candy Friday. I've posted flowers (lot's of flowers), food, pretty things and yarn. It's been lot's of fun but I'm gonna change it up a bit for 2008.

I love DC. Love it! This is no big secret so it shouldn't surprise you to hear that, since starting the new job downtown, I've been taking pictures as I wander around the city of stuff that appeals to me. Most of the time it's architectural details on buildings but sometimes it's other stuff.

It occurred to me, as the new year approached that one of the features I love about blogland is the opportunity to see places that I wouldn't otherwise experience. I was thinking that it would be cool to return the favor by sharing views of My DC on Fridays during 2008. There are certain buildings and vistas that are well known but others are less familiar but still lovely. This would be like giving you all a little tour of the things that make DC one of my favorite places.

If it sounds cool then feel free to join me and share pictures of places you love. If you do then let me know. We could have a yearlong bloggy travelogue and sample different places through the eyes of people we love and admire.

I'll start the year off with a place that ought to be familiar to everyone. It's actually just a 5 minute (or less) walk from my office and there's a sweet little park across the street that some of us have lunch in when we feel like doing battle with the squirrels. They're pretty aggressive.

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Most of the pictures I post will probably be less familiar. Stuff like this perhaps..

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This is from another building that's a quick walk from my office. Not anywhere famous, just another office building. That's what I love about DC, so many of the builings here are covered with carvings and ornamentation of all kinds.

7 comments:

Carol said...

What a great idea! I'd love to do that, mine will not be half as interesting though ;-)

sprite said...

I'm in with a post today.

And we should totally meet up for lunch one of these days, since I work a couple blocks from Metro Center.

Carole Knits said...

This is a terrific idea and I'm looking forward to seeing your DC photos.

Sarah said...

I heard about this on sprite's blog and think it's a great idea, so I am going to join in, too. Hope that's OK!

Cursing Mama said...

Fantastic idea - I'll see if I can get my act together and MNalong with you.

---getting my act together is not one of my strong suits---

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I love this idea! I'm not sure Fort Collins has enough points of interest for a full year of Fridays but I'll give it a shot at least now and again.

Mia said...

I am going to move it to the outer suburbs of Frederick. Hopefully once the weather starts to warm in the spring, I can get down to DC since there are some places there that I love. But Frederick has some lovely places and we are only an hour from DC. Sprite sent me here.