for years, whenever i was at a party or happy hour and the topic of how long you've lived in dc came up, i always said something along the lines of, "oh, i just moved here X months or X years ago."
it took me a really long time to stop saying that for some reason. probably too long.
spring time always makes me a little nostalgic, and the other day, i was talking with my husband when it occurred to me that i've lived here for almost a decade.
that really snuck up on me.
i moved up to dc in the summer of 2004, not knowing anyone really. at first, i was determined to move back south as soon as i could find a good job and as soon as i could afford it. but then out of nowhere, the district grew on me. i moved around a lot as a kid, and outside of my college days (go gators!), this is the longest i've ever lived somewhere.
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now, a decade may seem like a long time for someone like me with a nomadic childhood, but i know there are others who've lived here their whole lives.
that rare species known as native washingtonians. (i only know three.)
anyways, i was searching through the flickr page of the national archives, and found some pretty cool old photos of dc that i wanted to share today.
hope you enjoy.
|all images from the national archives flickr account except one from the glorious hum|
can't imagine what city life must have been like back then.