Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Monday, September 17, 2012
It Never Ends
Everywhere you look there is construction going on. Luckily for us, there is less of it around our immediate neighborhood and more of it a few blocks away, at all the obvious landmarks. Just when you think it's coming to an end it starts all over. The Truckers Association building across the street from us took about five years to complete. But it really does look nice and the landscaping is excellent! But the metro tracks to Dulles Airport are scheduled to take less time than that. There is constant underground work in the tunnels beneath our house. I'm not sure I even want to know what is going on in there. The Adams Library of Congress Building, the Supreme Court Building, the west side of the Capitol Building, one of the art museums (that can be seen over the statue of Grant's shoulder) all have heavy equipment around them and are fenced off to keep the interlopers away. I suppose it is all a good thing, but it is very noisy, reduces the number of available parking spaces, and one gets the sense that Groundhog Day never goes away. Wouldn't it be nice if Groundhog day was a pleasant experience? Then maybe we wouldn't mind it as much.