Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Photo of the Day: Old U Street


Ben's Chilli Bowl on U Street in Washington, DC (Photo: S Bess 2006)


Forget about the present situation, these were the Pre-Obama days in DC. Gentrification had not fully enveloped the U street corridor at this point. Ben's alley wall was blank and there was nothing happening "Next Door." There were still a few business left from the post-riot days; however, everyone knew that it was coming. The one hundred year cycle was over! The place was changing. DC was changing. My life was changing. Things are very different now in 2017. 
~ Peace


2 comments:

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

Like my old neighbourhood. It was, essentially, an upper-middle-income place, but upper to lower income people lived there too. We mixed and mingled.

Now, it's all upper income and people don't say much to each other.

Changes.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Wow! That's sad. I guess people with money don't have much to say. They're too busy thinking about how to make more money.