Our offices recently moved and I no longer have a coveted window on the world outside. But before I left I got the opportunity to document my view and take this portrait.
I saw and almost saw quite a bit out that window. In September 2005 I just missed seeing the Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, as he popped in to the Starbucks across the street. A caffeine blast is always a good idea after a meeting with Bush the Second.
But, over the years I did get to witness countless medical emergencies at Pepco’s (DC’s power company) main offices, adjacent to this Starbucks. The ambulance would pull up and shortly thereafter they’d wheel someone out in a gurney. One time I saw a news cameraman filming the whole thing as they brought the poor worker out of the building. What was that about?
In my new digs, if I stretch my head really far out of my cubicle (and my boss has his door open) I can just make out worker bees in the Secret Service headquarters next door. But they don’t give up much for the typical office window voyeur.