Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dreaming... the earth was covered: Deep snow along the Pike

On Saturday December 19, 2009, two days prior to the winter solstice, a record storm blanketed 20-plus inches of snow on Arlington, the deepest December snowfall here since the 1870's.

These photographs were taken the next day in the 5500 and 5600 blocks of Columbia Pike, many near the Harvey Hall Apartments, and where South Greenbrier Street meets the Pike.


Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Realtor- Foxcroft Heights

This dynamic young realtor aptly describes himself as an "up-and-coming resident of the Columbia Pike/Arlington Community." He is the vice president of the Foxcroft Heights neighborhood, at the far eastern end of Columbia Pike.

He is a real estate investor and active realtor, and owns several homes in the Foxcroft community. He is trying to improve the standards of living there while helping increase land values for its residents. He notes "It makes sense revitalizing Foxcroft Heights, seeing that it's face is to Columbia Pike and the backdrop to the Air Force Memorial and Pentagon."

Originally from central Pennsylvania, he has lived in Arlington for about ten years.

In speaking of the neighborhood, he states "this is an exciting time for Columbia Pike residents, as we will see lots of change in the next few years with the Navy Annex coming down, and with the trolley coming soon!”

His website is: www.LiveNearMetro.com

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"The beauty of time is that it's snowing..."

A snowy December pre-holiday Saturday along Columbia Pike.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

(quote from Steve Miller Band)

Monday, November 30, 2009

CPDP Exhibition- Columbia Pike Library

There will be an inaugural exhibition titled "Works in Progress" by all the photographers of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project (CPDP) - Lloyd Wolf. Xang Mimi Ho, Duy Tran, and Paula Endo - at the Columbia Pike Branch Library.

Due to the record snowfall, the opening has been re-scheduled for Saturday January 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM.

There will be an artists' talk and a slide presentation.

The public is cordially invited.

816 S. Walter Reed Dr. Arlington VA 22204

The work will be on display through January 31, 2010.

For more information contact Lloyd Wolf:

Funding and support for the work of the CPDP comes from the Urban Alternatives Foundation, the Arlington Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and the PNC Foundation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Portraits / ribbon cutting

Portraits and views from a ribbon-cutting event celebrating a newly-installed street improvement facility at the northeast corner of Columbia Pike and S. Glebe Road, Arlington VA, adjacent to the Westmont Shopping Center.

This area is now being referred to by planners as the "Pike Town Center" area.

County Board members Chris Zimmerman, Jay Fissett, and Walter Tejada, plus CPRO managing director Pamela Holcomb, were in attendance and officiating.

Chris Zimmerman, and Walter Tejada are pictured with the oversized ribbon-cutting shears. Among the others depicted are
artisan Stephanie Thomas, Vivian Bullock, an 86-year old lifelong Arlington resident, plus Ronald Claure, a local businessman, with his new puppy.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

The Pike at night / construction

Vistas of Columbia Pike illumined by the glow of street lights, plus some late night construction crews working near Glebe Road.

Photography by Duy Tran

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Columbia Pike cleanup crew

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) held a cleanup of Columbia Pike between the bridge over Four Mile Run and S. George Mason Drive. Volunteers from Washington-Lee High School, a service fraternity at George Mason University, and a number of mostly younger individuals from the community pitched in.

For more information on ACE's good work, visit:

Photography by Lloyd Wolf