The incredibly moving Black Lives Matter rally last night, starting at the White House and walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, ending at the Capitol.
We thought we’d secured a great view from the top steps of the Supreme Court, but the weather kept the fireworks so low that nothing was visible. So we walked to the north side of the Capitol, and were barely able to see the fireworks against the Washington Monument. These images have the bright light … Continue reading A Capitol Fourth
It was cold and there was light rain before the fireworks started, but it was still a great show to watch while sitting in the sand. Towards the end, a young woman stood up and was trying to position her glow stick to make it appear that the fireworks came out of it. The crowd … Continue reading Rehoboth fireworks
On the last scheduled decision day at the Supreme Court, there was a large crowd awaiting the outcome of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The crowd was about evenly split between pro-choice and pro-life supporters: Many in the crowd were checking the scotusblog live blog to find out the decision: As soon as the crowd … Continue reading Final Decision
There was again a large crowd in front of the Supreme Court, in anticipation of a decision, but there was again no decision. The pro-life demonstrators were a larger and better organized group than the pro-choice group, although both groups were equally passionate.
These photos were taken at the Supreme Court just before the decision was announced, a divided Court that left the injunction intact. I didn’t take any photos after the decision was announced because I didn’t want to intrude on the pain of the demonstrators.
There are only a couple more days on which the Supreme Court will announce decisions for this term, so there were large crowds in front of the court demonstrating for two cases – although it turned out that neither of the cases was decided on Monday. There’s no rule as to who gets to demonstrate … Continue reading Supreme Court – anticipating decisions
Last night’s Strawberry Moon was a rare sight, occurring on the same day as the summer solstice. The last time that happened was 1967, and it won’t happen again until 2062. It was magical to watch it rise from the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The Greater Washington Soapbox Derby Association held its annual soapbox derby race on June 18th, on Constitution Avenue by the Capitol. It’s a two-block downhill stretch, with racers coming to a gradual halt when the road becomes flat. Since the area is under the jurisdiction of the Capitol Police, it requires a Congressional resolution each … Continue reading Soapbox Derby
In honor of 100 years of aviation, the Coast Guard today had a flyover of nine aircraft representing the current fleet. Their route came up over the Anacostia River and I was able to see them going over Nationals Stadium.