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.

2 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    I’m starting to get the feeling that Wayan just wanders around the city looking for strange things. Are you a trust fund baby or do you actually have a j-o-b? :)

  2. wayan (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 5:14 pm

    Nope just have my very handy Nokia 6682 camera phone on me when I go for long runs through downtown or Rock Creek Park http://dc.metblogs.com/archives/2006/09/bye_bye_motorca.phtml

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