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The Most Beautiful Swimming Pools In the World    I’m sitting in boxers on an itchy sofa, sweating in an un-air-conditioned apartment that, at last glance at my thermometer hanging in the living room, was 88 degrees, and I’m looking at these photos of cool blue swimming pools, and I’m telling you right now, if I wasn’t out of trash bags, I’d totally make a backwoods “pool for one.” 226 more words

City Interests

Water lilies at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

There is something really special about water lilies (g. Nymphaea)—it’s easy for me to understand why impressionist painter Claude Monet was obsessed with them. 76 more words


Seeing things differently

Normally I try to move in really close to my subjects using a telephoto or macro lens. Yesterday, however, I decided to try to “see” the world differently by using a wider lens (24-105mm) during a quick trip with my photography mentor… 269 more words

Canon 50D

Four years later...

I should probably be able to remember my own anniversary, but I am a guy. Therefore I was caught a bit by surprise yesterday evening when WordPress notified me that it was the fourth anniversary of the start of my blog. 286 more words


Sofar So chill.

I spent Friday afternoon in Anacostia. When I’m in Anacostia I feel like I’m in both Philly and Nola. Despite significant demographic and environmental changes Anacostia is still unapologetically DC. 515 more words

Markus Batchelor Eyes State Board of Education Seat

PHOTO: Markus Batchelor, lifelong Ward 8 resident, community staple, and candidate for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education./ Photo courtesy of Jamal Holtz  1,416 more words


Anacostia Will Have its Own Theme Week in June!

Check this out,  Anacostia is the winner of Curbed DC’s first neighborhood theme week! What this means is that throughout the second week of June, Curbed will celebrate the history, culture, and real estate in my Southeast neighborhood. See article.