From this [Park(ing) Day]…

To this…

The organizers of Park(ing) Day DC seemed none too pleased with the post I wrote about their event. Apparently, the explanatory tone was not oozing with enough enthusiasm for them, so one coordinator took the time to type out his own version.

Hey, forgive me for relaying that drivers’ actual ability to park on that day was not going to be compromised. I thought that would be a helpful thing to do.

Nevertheless, despite the ca-razy blog drama, Park(ing) Day DC crept back into my head while I was in New York City over the weekend.

The above shot was taken just south of Columbus Circle on Broadway near W 58th Street, a crowded area for pedestrians and cars alike.  There was something a tad bit unnerving about plopping down inches from the packed street lane and heavy car exhaust. But the buffer of a giant flower pot is more than you get on most streets.

Can you envision a K Street version? Maybe something up by Union Station?

Top image by JessyeAnne, Flickr Creative Commons; All other images by Ruth Samuelson