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John Kelly's Commons: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

The Bridge With Kaleidoscope Eyes

I wrote a few weeks back about the renovation of the 14th Street Bridge. It's being resurfaced. But the unusual element of the rehab is the bridge tender's house, the hexagonal tower halfway across the span. It's being fitted with...

By John Kelly  |  October 9, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Another Washington': Pictures From the Past

I wrote about local photographer Paul Feinberg in my column on Tuesday. He's my guest today for my online chat. Of course I can describe Paul's photographs, but you really have to see them to experience them. And seeing them...

By John Kelly  |  October 9, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Assault With a Driven Weapon

You ever notice how things sometimes come in clusters? No, not just breakfast cereals, but things like celebrity deaths. Even comic strips occasionally align, giving you a weird feeling of deja vu as you notice that both "Beetle Bailey" and...

By John Kelly  |  October 7, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Photo Flashback: Saddle Up Edition

There's a lot to love about this photograph, from the police officer's bitchin' bike to his cool uniform (check out those boots). Then there's the lasso. The photo ran in the Washington Star on July 2, 1942, with this caption:...

By John Kelly  |  October 5, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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