Caught on the Corner

A Series on the Fascinating People and Views on 14th and Irving Streets



Here, the traffic light repair man makes sure the signals and lights are operating effectively.  Simultaneously, as the first person "Caught on the Corner," he is responsible for getting this feature up and operating.

Here, the traffic light repair man makes sure the signals and lights are operating effectively. Simultaneously, as the first person "Caught on the Corner," he is responsible for getting this feature up and operating.

This daily feature provides a photograph, with a short caption, that I have captured from inside my perch atop the corner of 14th and Irving Streets, N.W. [map] in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.  “My perch” is inside my 2nd floor apartment unit. Occasionally, I’ll also provide a photo from an even higher perch:  the roof of my apartment building, Highland Park.

I have lived in Highland Park for over a year now and the streetviews never fail to provide a wonderfully entertaining and interesting perspective.  Some of the photos have been taken over the course of the past year. Others are taken and posted the same day.  All should provide you with a snapshot of the street life below.  Upon seeing the images, feel free to comment.  Perhaps you can come up with a more creative caption. Maybe you want to criticize the image selection or let me know that you enjoy a particular shot. In any case, let your thoughts on the photos be heard!

And if you visit 14th and Irving Streets, watch out! You never know, someday you may be among the folks “Caught on the Corner!

Daily Post Title and Date (in parenthesis)

“Snowmageddon” (February 10, 2010)

Bulls Fan (January 20, 2010)

Blurs In The Snow (January 4, 2010)

Covered (December 29, 2009)

Black Friday Crowd (December 21, 2009)

Bike And Umbrella (December 17, 2009)

Pigeons (December 16, 2009)

Please help.  Do you have some change? (December 14, 2009)

Chaos (December 9, 2009)

Standing Alone (December 8, 2009)

Calling Out For A Taxi (December 7, 2009)

Loud Jesus Man (November 24, 2009)

Perfume Oil For Sale (November 23, 2009)

The Young And The Aged (November 19, 2009)

Conversation (November 18, 2009)

“I…Love Your Sandals” (November 17, 2009)

Contemplating The Corner (November 16, 2009)

Flirtation (November 12, 2009)

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Cane Relief (November 10, 2009)

Wallflowers (November 9, 2009)

Panda Express Group Break (November 6, 2009)

Sidewalk Artist (November 5, 2009)

Best Friends (November 4, 2009)

Woman And Bag (November 3, 2009)

Hear Ye Hear Ye, Socialism In Print! (November 2, 2009)

Steady Cameraman (October 30, 2009)

Pondering (October 29, 2009)

Corner Drama (October 28, 2009)

A Rainy Day (October 27, 2009)

Near Topless Newspaper Box Standoff (October 26, 2009)

Selling Light At Night (October 23, 2009)

Representing Illinois (October 22, 2009)

The Joy Of Flower Sales (October 21, 2009)

Smile For The Camera (October 20, 2009)

Organizing To Stop Death (September 29, 2009)

Crowded Corner (September 25, 2009)

Green Shirt Day (September 24, 2009)

My Friend, Lamont (September 23, 2009)

Daddy’s Girl (September 22, 2009)

Fall Cleaning (September 21, 2009)

Semi-Look-A-Likes (September 18, 2009)

Traffic Guard (September 17, 20o9)

Walking The Child (September 16, 2009)

Sunglasses Stand (September 15, 2009)

“Hip Hop Is Dead” (September 14, 2009)

A Fade With Red, White, And Blue (September 11, 2009)

Badge Holder Salesman (September 10, 2009)

Blue And Green (September 9, 2009)

“…Could You Spare A Dime?” (September 8, 2009)

Help Jerry’s Kids (September 4, 2009)

Curb Chilling (September 3, 2009)

Tricyclist (September 2, 2009)

Bomb And Journalism Threats (September 1, 2009)

Political Information And Demonstration (August 31, 2009)

Me And My Ice Tea (August 28, 2009)

Bike…No Matter The Weather (August 27, 2009)

School’s Back In Session (August 26, 2009)

Corner Drumming (August 25, 2009)

Taxi! (August 24, 2009)

Three Blues (August 21, 2009)

A Family Affair (August 20, 2009)

Construction Men (August 19, 2009)

Ambulance (August 18, 2009)

Touch Your Head (August 17, 2009)

Post-Election Celebrations (August 14, 2009)

Musician Observed (August 13, 2009)

Woman With Circles (August 12, 2009)

Potbellys (August 11, 2009)

Children Crossing (August 7, 2009)

Hoosier (August 6, 2009)

Quasi-hipsters? (August 5, 2009)

And Scripture Says… (August 4, 2009)

Tough Yet Tender (August 3, 2009)

Pomp and Circumstance (July 31, 2009)

Rain Brings Out…Color (July 30, 2009)

People, Places, and Things From Above (July 29, 2009)

Gathering Crowd for the Sweets Man (July 28, 2009)

Insert Shoe in Mouth (July 27, 2009)

A Colorful Man (July 24, 2009)

Three Men Sitting on the Corner (July 23, 2009)

A Stolen Kiss on the Corner (July 22, 2009)

A Nice, Quiet, and Comfortable Place to Read (July 21, 2009)


3 responses to “Caught on the Corner

  1. I like this section of your blog. You caught alot of interesting moments.

  2. Nice blog – interesting and great perspective.

  3. Pingback: “Caught on the Corner” Slideshow | WORDS OF WITte

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