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Friday Fotos: Stuck in Traffic by Pierce Mill

Friday Fotos:  Stuck in Traffic by Pierce Mill

Blogging on ActiveRain is what DC beautcrats call "traffic calming"

On almost every ride home through Rock Creek Park, I come upon a traffic backup on Tilden Street NW, waiting for cars to make a left turn onto Beach Drive.  The light is short, and it seems that everyone wants to turn left.  And normally my Type-A hate- to-be- stuck in traffic alarm goes off.  But not anymore.  I reached over to the passenger seat and picked up my camera, secretly hoping that the light would not turn green too quickly.  And I got the shot of the old Pierce Mill.

No chace of road rage now!

Comment balloon 17 commentsPatricia Kennedy • June 13 2014 08:20PM


Patricia - A great use of a situation you can not change. You are a born problem solver. Your clients are fortunate to have you represent them.

Posted by Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent about 6 years ago

That's worth sitting in traffic to get a photo. Love that.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) about 6 years ago

Patricia-I find it interesting how many of the old buildings have withstood the elements and time even though builders in the old days lacked the tools and techniques we find indispensable now.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) about 6 years ago

Hi Pat, I love these old relics of our history. Glad you were able to get the shot. A nice drive home, I might add.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 6 years ago

They built that out of rocks from a creek nearby.  Can't remember what it's called though...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Great photo.....glad you had your camera handy Patricia.  Also glad the light didn't change too quickly.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 6 years ago

Good morning Pat. Good move and nice picture. It looks like a home that would be warm and easy on the inside.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 6 years ago

What a great picture and what a way to look at a traffic. Yesterday was an awful day for traffic here in NH as Bike week starts today with a hundred thousand or more visitors making their way here. The roads were a mess to say the least. I need to open eyes and see what i can see the next time stuck in traffic, 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 6 years ago

I'm sorry to hear about you getting stuck in traffic but we got the benefit of the photo, great shot! Enjoy your weekend Patricia!

Posted by Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker (BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253) about 6 years ago

Patricia,  What a cool old building. I guess as long as we are not using a camera phone we are safe from authorities who may ticket us using a cell phone while driving.  I know I use my camera for that reason ... there are not laws against using a camera.

You found a great way to eliminate road rage. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 6 years ago

Very cool.  I have been in that postion too where I am trying to shoot a photo and the light changes.  What is all that water near the sidewalk. Looks like you had a gulley washer.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) about 6 years ago

If one needs to be stuck in traffic, then the Old Pierce Mill seems a pretty good place for it to happen.  Very picturesque!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 6 years ago

Pat I could put up with being stuck if this building was right there.  Love historical stone houses.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

Hello Pat ... Great title with even a better reason to snap a photo, beautiful looking building and your post has been featured to the group:



Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 6 years ago

This is what I love about your part of our nation - the history! We don't have that down here! Just gators................

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 6 years ago

Thanks so much for your comments.  Being able to use traffic tie ups for photos sure beats anger management counseling for road rage. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Living in Los Angeles, I expected to see a lot of cars and annoyed/angry faces.

Instead, there is a lovely peaceful picture. I love it:)

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 6 years ago