Tag Archive: Political

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 3

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Giant Supermarket Day. Picture taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

This picture is similar to my second digital archive, but I chose to include this picture as part of my digital archives because it is day time, one could better appreciate the details on the ceiling, the columns, and also the workers in their environment. I find this picture to be interesting because it could be before opening hours and it shows these two men are preparing the store for customers. In the far end there are some rays of light coming from the ceiling, which looks interesting and also to the right of the picture one can see the “O St. Market” sign.

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 2

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Giant Supermarket. Picture taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

In the picture one can see how the O street market is right now. If one looks closely, one could observe how the ceiling is not new, therefore, meaning that this building has restored and preserved making it more important in our history. Also to the left some of the columns are made out brick, I suppose this was intended to stay the same as before. This picture is interesting because the architecture has a mixture of modern and gothic architecture.

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 1

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Picture retrieved from website FOX46

In this website, I found information about a shooting early this year. I find this to be relative and useful to support my paper because it gives examples of the shootings that have been occurring in the same area, proving that nothing has changed with time. This gives evidence to the cultural part of my essay, which will be very helpful.

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 5

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O Street Market taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

This is the building found in the interception of 7th and O St Northwest as one can witness the structure is made of red bricks and the roof has two tones of gray bricks. The building is located on a corner and it seems to be accessible by many doors that surround it, but actually, there is a main entrance located in the gray building to the left. By standing here, it occurred to me that this building has not changed much through the years because it is one of the few brick buildings standing in that area, the other buildings are built with and glass.

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 4

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O Street Market Side taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

Right in front of the O Street Market, I noticed there was a man and woman that appear to be Jehovah Witnesses. For me it is kind of interesting to see hot they stand in this part of the street because I consider this part kind of the old part where nothing much happens. In contrast, at the end of the street is where all the newly renovated buildings are and more hip restaurants and cafés are.

Digital Archives: Exterior and Political 3

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Houses near 7th and O St (Google Images)

Something that I started to notice was the separation between the newly renovated houses and the old houses and the impact that it gives to my visual eye to see this change to noticeable. They were either on the opposite side of the street or a group of them would be all together and then the next group would be all modern. It was almost as if the groups of houses were being renovated by sections of the streets. Which makes you think, what will happen with the architecture of the street in the future?

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 2

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O Street Market Renovated taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

I decided to add this picture to my archives because I believe that here one can see the power of architecture. In a single strip, one can see the modern type, which has gray bricks and greenish windows, and the old architecture, which is farther down and the original. To me, this is very powerful because in a sense one can see how the gentrification is taking over the neighborhood. Also, I find interesting the Giant shopping cart to the right because being an upcoming fancy neighborhood they sure don’t plan to have shopping carts in the streets.

7th and O St- Inside

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Finally, a picture inside the building here one can see the supermarket from the inside, the connection between both buildings, meaning that in the top there is a glass and that is what connects the gray part and the red brick building, and the O st. Market banner, which is a replica of the original. I think it is captivating how Giant decided to have that sign inside the store and it is in the exact place where the red brick building starts. If one looks closely, one notices the bricks on the ceiling and in the sides (I couldn’t capture more brick columns in this picture, but there where like 5 more).

 

7th and O St NW- From Another Perspective

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Now, this might be a little bit confusing, but this is still part of the red brick building. The building takes all this block and from this newer side is the main entrance to the supermarket which takes the entire block. I decided to include this picture as part of my data recollected because most of the buildings in this street look this modern. At first, I couldn’t understand why the red brick building is like that, but after the research done I know understand it is a historical market. It is interesting how the physical appearance of the building confuses the people because it appears to look as two different buildings.

7th and O St Northwest- Side

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I truly appreciate this picture because of the architectural details that are seen. For example, there are two black columns on the side of each door, which was common for Gothic architectures, but mostly all columns that I have seen from this time go from bottom to the top of the building and these ones have a cement block underneath protecting the base and the top part is supporting the bricks. Furthermore, the hanging lamps on each side are the same and use a different light bulb, which goes with an older time period. I believe that this is this way to preserve the essence of the building during those time.