Meridian Hill Park

As the title of the post implies, this is Meridian Hill Park. It is located in Washington D.C. between 16th and 15th streets nw. Many years ago I used to live across the street from here. Back then, for reasons unknown, people called this place Malcom X Park. Drug dealers ran this place from top to bottom and crime was rampant. The fountains didn’t work as well as many of the lights at night. Fast forward a couple of decades and the park has been added to the National Park Registry. People of all ages, shapes, and flavors come here to unwind, and all of the fountains actually work. The dealers are gone, and crime is the last thing that one has to worry about here. It’s funny what a city can do if it put’s it’s mind to it.

Tech:Canon 5D mark II, Ef 35mm L 1.4, ISO 100, 1/320@f/10

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10 Comments on “Meridian Hill Park

  1. This is stunning. Wow.. And you know what, things absolutely change for the better. I would love to see this in person.

  2. It is beautiful and I’m glad it is being looked after now. You are right in what you say, a city (and humanity) can do wonders if it put’s it’s mind to it. (OK not an exact quote but it is how I it connected to me)
    Much Love
    Astra Wally

  3. Great shot, great story. It’s good that a rough area CAN be turned around and become a wonderful relaxing zone.

  4. I have never visited this park but am putting this on my must see DC list. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful photograph!

    • Your welcome, Dacia. This place is worth the trip. Not as crowded as the National Mall and it is mostly locals that hangout here. True DC.

    • Much appreciation, Didex. I almost didn’t post this one for the fact that I was not sure if I liked it.

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