Friday Photo: Waving the Flag

waving the DC flag

I came of age in the corrupt and violent DC of Marion Barry. Plagued by open-air drug markets, it was the murder capital of the country. It was a place where a mayor could be caught smoking crack on tape – and still get reelected.

In 2011, the city has changed to the point where the past is unrecognizable. I wrote about these changes in my novel, Murder in Ocean Hall.

But even I never imagined that people would one day proudly wave the DC flag in the middle of Dupont Circle.

Author: Joe Flood

Joe Flood is a writer, photographer and web person from Washington, DC. The author of several novels, Joe won the City Paper Fiction Competition in 2020. In his free time, he enjoys wandering about the city taking photos.

One thought on “Friday Photo: Waving the Flag”

  1. Hi Joe, with a second comment – about the past even becoming unrecognizable. Sometimes it’s a good part of the past that seems almost unimaginable. I especially like it when a negative part of the past that’s become unrecognizable.

    I also really like the image of the flag – waving, moving.

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