An article in today's Post about the introduction of historically inspired, aesthetic-improvement oriented "Washington Globe" streetlights in neighborhoods all over the district got me thinking about a lot of the light posts throughout Shaw (or at least the ones I see most regularly on 9th). It seems that many could look a whole lot better if only they'd get a good sanding and a coat of paint. Has anyone else noticed how many of our light poles are faded and rusty? While new Washington Globe lights might improve the area's visual appeal and brighten the streets at night (possibly to the dismay of neighbors, who will apparently be blinded by the light pouring in from these things according to the Post article), I think a good paint job would do wonders.
Mari's post pointed me to the WaPo article.