What Does This Box Do?

Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, right outside what used to be Riggs Bank

When I see a utility box like this, open and exposed to all, I have an odd urge to flip some switches.

I haven’t of course, I don’t wanna get shot by the trigger-happy Secret Service at the White House next door, but this is a temptation.

Back in Russia, I had an odd red button on the wall that said “Stop : Moscow”. I never did press it, thinking the whole city would stop, but I often wondered.

Have you ever succumbed to the urge? Ever flipped a switch like this just to see what happened? I think this one might change lights or it might change lives.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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