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This is a photo of the Big Dig in downtown Bethesda at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda. I’m told that the first phase, abutting Ourisman Honda, will be complete by late 2014. Not so sure about the second phase. Regardless, the view is pretty spectacular. Takes a lot of bodies to coordinate this effort… For more details on lots 29 & 31, click here.
In a way, it’s a celebration of the home. This week, Jewish families all over the world celebrate Sukkot, the “Feast of Booths.” The observance requires life — meals, gatherings and perhaps even sleep — in a fragile and temporary structure that is neither heated nor rainproof. It’s a joyous and at the same time humbling experience. Even if you’re not Jewish, you might have seen the big tent-like structures set up in many places downtown that office workers take their lunches to, or you might have noticed the little hut your neighbor built on their balcony or in their backyard. Sukkot is a way to connect not only to our suffering biblical ancestors but to those today who are without proper homes and shelter, who are refugees or otherwise lacking the basic comfort we take for granted.
We have asked friends and clients to share cell phone pictures of Sukkot (booths) this week, either their own or of any they might spot somewhere this week. You can find the beautiful collection in the slideshow below, and we will keep adding to it. So, if you happen to have a Sukkah or see one, make sure to email or text us a picture!
[Update 10/7: Thanks to all of you who contributed! One picture was even sent in from Denver, Colorado!]
Today’s Photo Of The Week is a bit of a mystery, and we’re looking for help. Can you explain what this switch was designed to operate? Just the ceiling light (which would be, kind of, north of the person operating the switch)? Or does “N” stand for “no,” i.e., “off?” But if so, what’s with the NE?
Or was it part of the “heating plant?” Or perhaps it connected phone calls to different parts of the house? Or was it connected to a buzzer that summoned the maid?
We found the plate in the upper hall of a 1920s colonial in North Cleveland Park, and it appears to be original to the house that was built from plans by the DC-based Standard Homes Company. The writing that circles the “N” on the buttons on the left spells, “HART & HEGEMAN MFG CO.”
I have a friend who lives in the apartments across from BCC High School. The last time I was there I was blown away by the view of the school- especially as the sun was setting. Last night I remembered to bring my camera along. I think the resulting photo is rather spectacular! You can see the Mormon Temple in the distance.