Wednesday, August 17, 2016

People along the Pike- August 2016

While documenting recent physical changes on Columbia Pike, I encountered a number of interesting people who live, work, or are visiting in the community.

Pictured are kids at the Penrose Square Park water fountain, the manager of the Purple Lounge (one of the new Ethiopian restaurants on the Pike), members of Shiloh Hill, (a folk/bluegrass band who were playing a gig in the area), and a number of passersby who caught the photographer's eye.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf. 

Signs and changes / Columbia Pike August 2016

Columbia Pike continues to change constantly. Since we published our book Living Diversity, the community continues to transform itself. People, places, and businesses have come and gone.

Here is a sample of some of the changes that have occurred over the past year. The Freedman's Village Bridge was finished and dedicated, the Shell and Pike 3400 apartments were completed, Glencarlyn Park was greatly improved, and numerous businesses of every type and description have opened or changed their signs.

It's still a pretty lively place.


Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Flores-Gambino 51st Annual Memorial Day Picnic

This year marks the 51st annual celebration of the Flores Gambino Family Memorial Day Picnic, in the Penrose neighborhood off Columbia Pike. This year featured a bit of singing and dancing in the rain.

Homegrown live music was the highlight again (with some special guests like local punk/rock legend Skeeter Enoch Thompson, and Trevor Young, lead guitar player from the group SOJA), homemade covered potluck dishes of every taste and description, barbecue, relatives, friends, neighbors, moon bounce for the kids, and much good cheer.

Thanks again to Maria Flores, Joe Flores, Maria "Pete"Durgan, and the whole Flores Gambino clan. Great hosts, South Arlington icons - and they know how to throw down and party, every year since 1965. All good, all good.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.