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Very beautiful lizard heads :-)

All the trees are birch and most of the fixed furniture are groups of lounge chairs. A wavy bench lines the entire margin of the river walk way.

Birch trees and wooden loungers are the theme for the new area linking the Navy Yard with Yard's Park. The old 11th Street Bridge piers are to be used for a new river spanning park connecting this side of the Anacostia with the parkland on the opposite side.

The view back to the blue lit Yard's Park from the new area. The park is now continuous and connects with trails leading up to suburban Maryland.

The former USS Barry, a display ship at Washington Navy Yard since 1983, is to be towed away for scrapping by summer of 2015. The ship is in poor condition—hulls of display ships waste away without expensive maintenance—and the ship has to be removed before another landmark vanishes. Frederick Douglass Bridge is going to be rebuilt as a fixed span ending the days of large vessels in this part of the Anacostia, an era dating back to the earliest days of the United States Navy and the nation. As I noted on the bridge photo, Washington's days of opening bridges and things nautical are ending. Alexandria, Virginia and the Naval Research Laboratory will be the last access for ocean going ships.

23°C here. Longest travels that happens at now are the rides at work and back. Still.

Until that: trying to finish Sicliy and following Lisboa...

Like a kaleidoscope making a crowned bird! Very nice and I expect tedious and risky work splitting marble.

This tiny park faces Back Creek and is opposite the Spa Creek side Leon Wolfe Park.

This is a still unoccupied new building at the foot of Severn Avenue. The main entrance flanked by brick is also flanked by three apparent doors so this may not be a single family home. Whatever, it is a great location with view of the harbor.

Navy Federal Credit Union, or NFCU to most of those of us members, is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia but with branches all over the world. It was always nice to see one of the NFCU offices far from home. With branch offices and ATMs all over my home area I have not driven to this location in five or more years but have good memories of using the branch office located in the area at right for everything from ATM cash to mortgages.

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