A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baltimore CP: Reclaiming Alleys With Art

The Baltimore City Paper has an interesting piece on the Axis Alley project in Baltimore, and how it allows local residents and artists to transform neglected spaces.

I thought I'd use the occasion to post a few local alley shots from the past few years.
Inter Seal
pipe in white brick wall
How many locations can you identify?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see my house! The alley between Abbey and 4th.

Nov 23, 2009, 11:44:00 PM

Blogger inked said...

Nice! Most, but not all of these alleys are in Trinidad. All of the photos, are from the archives, and some date back as far as 2005. One photo features a place that no longer exists in the same form. Can people ID the others?

Nov 23, 2009, 11:53:00 PM

Anonymous poopster likey said...

holy spiccoli! these pix are awesome!

Nov 24, 2009, 7:41:00 AM

Anonymous 7th and H said...

I believe the alley with the van and the snow is the alley directly behind Florida Ave (between 12th and 13th). It looks like the building Dave Bernhardt is working on.

Nov 24, 2009, 9:26:00 AM

Anonymous 7th and H said...


I should send you some pics of our alley between 7th and 8th, immediately north of H to show you our "RESPECT" campaign to stop the urination in the alley. We're winning the battle!! Of course, public restrooms are the true solution to stopping alley peeing (especially alleys in the immediate vicinity of bus stops), but this is a start.

Nov 24, 2009, 9:29:00 AM

Anonymous curmudgeon said...

Where is the old "In-Er Seal" trademark located? That's a real blast from the past.worin

Nov 24, 2009, 3:00:00 PM

Anonymous Kenny G said...

I've always loved that "Capitol Cab 119" photo. It loofs like a 70's album cover.

Nov 24, 2009, 3:52:00 PM

Anonymous Kenny G said...

Two New H Street Restaurants Apply for Liquor Licenses

Nov 24, 2009, 5:20:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"7th and H said"... we need more information on your plan and how to be successful. Would you mind sharing details? I'm tired of eating dinner in my backyard and having to warn my wife to not turn around for a pleasant mid-pee view.

Nov 24, 2009, 5:30:00 PM

Anonymous 7th and H said...

anon 5:30-

I'd be glad to help. Email me at jdeleha@yahoo.com.

Nov 24, 2009, 7:21:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What so artful about seedy and shabby?

Nov 26, 2009, 8:59:00 AM

Blogger inked said...

I'm actually pretty familiar with the plan in 7th & H's alley. I'll see if I can get some photos.

Nov 26, 2009, 9:03:00 PM


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