Thursday, September 18, 2008

Georgetown Canal

I work in an old flour mill up against the historic C&O canal here in Georgetown -it is one of my favorite things to see here in the city. Down a level below the street, hidden from most tourist traffic, the canal and adjoining towpath is a great and charming way to get around Georgetown. Most of the path is surrounded by beautiful old stone walls with plants growing between the stones and old industrial buildings converted into architect and lawyer's offices.
the modern atop the old
This old bridge you can see here dates to the early 19th century. I love that the buildings along the canal have windows down to the water level.
Some bridges are old, others are modern, like this one. I marvel at how these old walls can hold buildings on top of them!

6 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

I could swear we drove over this bridge when we were in Georgetown over the summer. It looks like one we saw, anyway. How cool that you work in an old flour mill along the canal! -Julia

Be the change..... said...

The old stone bridge I point out is a bridge for cars/traffic on Wisconsin Ave -you probably did drive over it! The other ones are all foot bridges.

Kathleen said...

I adore Georgetown. You are so lucky to work there. It's lovely.

designerman said...

i grew up in the DC area, and always remember this area being one of my favorite parts...nice to be reminded of it and to see it hasn't gotten gussied up or worse.

pve design said...

oh what lovely photos - and how fortunate to work in an old flour mill... do they pay you in dough? just could not resist the pun.

Be the change..... said...

Haha, Patricia, you seriously just made me laugh tea out of my nose (gross!). Love the pun :-)