January 23, 2012 {Snow Day}

The city was quiet as I carefully ventured out on icy sidewalks early Saturday morning. Winter had finally arrived...a few thin layers of snow and ice made the streets glisten.

Sometimes I think of Connecticut Avenue as an upscale urban jungle...giant trees fighting with art deco apartment buildings. Honestly, I don't think the buildings stand a chance.

Right outside our apartment is the Connecticut Avenue bridge over Klingle Valley. A road once ran through the valley, however it has been abandoned now for over 20 years. If you peak over the green rails, you'll see the forest and stream literally taking over the concrete. Nature is demolishing the work of man.

I crossed the bridge and passed the Kennedy-Warren, one of the finest examples of Aztec Art Deco architecture in the country. Its glamour has attracted the Washington elite for over 80 years, from Presidents and Senators to historians and writers.

The zoo came next. The gates were closed and two honorable lions stood guard. How strange to see a lion covered in snow.

I hope you had a weekend full of peaceful moments and lovely surprises.



Bookworm said...

I love this. Nature always takes over :)

Melissa said...

Thanks Rach :)