Looking down 18th Street from the window of Starbucks Coffee Shop at the corner of 18th and Columbia.
Adams Morgan was trashed that night, more than usual. Why? Because the Adams Morgan revelers had one more reason to trash and they knew they could get away with it.
In an old town house on 18th Street, Madame's Organ offered revelers space at a hefty rate. Perhaps those who paid so much expected to be picked up after, even where the space was public.
After the revelers left and the rats feasted, the birds move in.
Why is littering taken for granted here? Got any ideas?