Monday, September 13, 2010

My (former) World - Ballston cityscape

On my visit to the Pentagon Memorial, I parked in Ballston and rode the Metro (subway) to the Pentagon. Ballston was my work world from 1996 until I retired in 2007. After Metro opened in 1976, development began around the stations and Ballston was no exception. During my years there, construction cranes could be seen to the south and east. Above is the view west of development during the 1980's and 90's. (Another view of the building beyond the Nature Conservatory is here. Below are old lower buildings with newer, taller behind.


Newer and taller

Street vendor

Sidewalk food service

This one we watched from the ground up

My work was in the far building

10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting look at your world, Lew! I love your photos, as always! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Thanks for showing us around.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful and neat place to work.

RuneE said...

New public transport brings new business, buildings and prosperity. A nice example.

Roxxy said...

interesting buildings! Lovely capture as well =) ..Have a good day..hope you could visit my blog as well.

Indrani said...

Nice views of the place.

maryt/theteach said...

Lew I posted the High Line (on Window Views) an elevated linear park which was developed on an elevated train line that in no longer in use in NYC. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Thank you for the tour of your work environment. Very interesting and informative. Super photos.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Ann said...

If it is not too cold or too hot, let's make an appointment and have coffee and watch at people walking by.