One of the fun things about Capitol Hill is that the neighborhood doesn’t take itself too seriously. From small to gigantic sculptures of animals are tucked into front yards and park space. The newest are the bunnies at Eastern Market Park and the oldest date back to the turtles and the deer on East Capitol. The giraffe came all the way from South Africa. Some have names, like Gypsy the cow. Keep your eyes open to spy the Capitol Hill Creatures.

Rindy Obrien is a Capitol Hill photographer and writer. She specializes in colorful portraits of objects and urban landscapes. She is the recent recipient of a national professional development award from the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her work is shown in many local galleries in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Her photographs appear monthly in the Hill Rag newspaper.

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