On the way home from work yesterday I decided to break out my camera. The architecture and history in the Shaw and Howard areas is just incredible. The people are so kind. I could see myself living here someday... 

Outside of the nonprofit where I work, homeless people gather. As I was walking by them, this young man asked me to take his picture and posed. 

The Howard Theatre opened in 1910 at the corner of 7th and T Streets NW, in the area known as "Black Broadway,” and provided a place where color barriers blurred and music unified. The Howard Theatre reemerged in 2012 with a grand reopening gala and benefit concert. I walk by this historical beauty every day on my way to work.

The view from my apartment in Van Ness at dusk.