On The Look Out

Graffitti out of reach: how and why?

September 21, 2011

Graffiti in hard-to-reach places.  It gets attention, it's a nuisance, and it poses security problems. How do they do it? Why do they do it? The Georgetown Dish asks our readers to tell us. Have you seen the incognito artists? Can it be called art? Or is it simply a crime.

Should there be a crackdown? Could it somehow be celebrated and confined, or would that undo the impulse? Let us know your thoughts. Send your photos.

Graffiti-ists over Wisconsin and Dumbarton, through a screen (Photo by: Madeleine Wade) Graffiti-ists over Wisconsin and Dumbarton, through a screen


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9/11 through a Georgetown lens

September 11, 2011

Georgetown photographer Tom Quiggle has a rare talent. An architectural photographer, he finds drama and humanity in stark lines and shadow. On September 11, Tom was shooting film -- the pre-digital kind. He was at the Georgetown Waterfront, then downtown, on that unfathomable day.

Tom writes, "These photos are in roughly chronological order.  I am not a photojournalist.  These images were all shot on film and scanned on an antique film scanner. I left the film uncropped with the film framing intentionally for The Georgetown Dish to retain the surreal atmosphere of the day.  The football game was an extremely odd thing to encounter.  Bush's speech to Congress was a day or so after, I think."

Thank you, Tom. We remember...

(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)

(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)

(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)


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Fire trucks check out Glover Park roof

September 1, 2011

"No flames or significant smoke," according to a neighbor, but earlier today, firemen were spotted on a rooftop in the 2300 block of Wisconsin Avenue with chain saws. Sushi Ko restaurant was closed during the incident. "Avoid the area at all costs," wrote a neighbor on georgetownforum.


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