Originally uploaded by madabandon.
Down toward the end of Columbia Heights, as the street starts its steep downward slope, this abandoned park tempts me. There is something enticing about it. Its decrepitude is sinister. I keep imagining that something horrible must have happened there, something so horrible that the gates are chained closed and no one ever even considers breaking in. On the other hand, maybe people break in there all the time; or maybe it is under constant surveillance. It is a local mystery, or at least it is to me. So odd, that in a city starved for public spaces, one so useful should sit in this state unused.