This week on Now and a Long Time Ago, GM is traveling up to the northern edge of Georgetown for the long-running flea market.
The photo is care of Old Time DC (which apparently got it from the Burleith Citizens Association). The post says it’s from 1997, but it sure looks older than that to GM. It could be as old at 1972, the year the flea market was started.
Anyone have a guess based upon the cars?
The city recently started replacing some of the lightbulbs in the streetlights in Georgetown. And, in GM’s opinion at least, the new bulbs are way, way too bright and cast an ugly sterile blue light. Either way, you’ve got to get used to them because they’re getting installed everywhere.
If you want a taste of the new lights, head over to Volta Place at night. It’s part of a long contracting saga in which the city is replacing the bulbs with LED bulbs. They’re definitely more energy efficient than the old bulbs, but the light the produce is incredibly glaring. Continue reading