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Capitol Hill Calendar Captures Scenes of Everyday Life

by Andrea Swalec — December 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm 0

When Capitol Hill photographer Jenny Nordstrom thinks of her neighborhood, it’s not the Capitol Building that comes to mind — it’s rowhouses and smiling dogs and skyward escalators.

These scenes from neighborhood life are what she captured in a 2015 Capitol Hill calendar she’s selling now.

“I wanted people to feel like I feel when I walk on the Hill,” said Nordstrom, a photographer and graphic designer who moved to the area in 1999. “I have one picture of the Capitol, but that’s really my only token standard.”

Nordstrom is selling the limited-edition calendars online and at the Brent Elementary School Christmas Tree and Holiday Sale this weekend.

The image for June shows a bright-eyed dog looking right at the camera. Nordstrom snapped the shot this summer when neighbors and their pet stopped at a lemonade stand Nordstrom’s 7-year-old daughter had set up.

“I chose that because in June on the Hill, dogs are everywhere,” she said.

Another image shows a shiny Model T someone repairs in the alley behind Nordstrom’s home near Garfield Park.

The $30 calendars will be sold at Brent Elementary (301 N. Carolina Ave. SE) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, when live Christmas trees, garlands and more will be sold. They can also be purchased by emailing [email protected].

Photos courtesy of Jenny Nordstrom

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