But, for me, the nicest street is Sherier Place, partly because 5030 Sherier was our first house in the Palisades, where we spent the early years, during our kids' childhoods. Mainly, it reminds me of the small town neighborhood street in Ithaca, NY, where I grew up.
So, on Halloween Eve -- a glorious fall Sunday -- I got out my camera and headed for Sherier Place, knowing it would be Halloween Central for decorated houses. Here's what I found in just a 3-4 block stroll.
The Palisades is porches and flags, but now embellished with pumpkins and chrysanthemums:
And with ghosts and gravestones:
More pumpkins and another skeleton. And BLUE -- in the sky, and in the window reflection:
Here's my favorite block of Sherier, looking toward downtown DC -- so close, and yet so far away: