Justice Scalia

Justice Scalia’s body lay in state at the Supreme Court today. The flags outside were at half mast.

Half mast

A pile of tributes were at the foot of the steps, including fortune cookies from his dissent on marriage equality (“mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie”), and applesauce from Obamacare (subsidies are “pure applesauce”).

Tributes at the Court

Tributes at the Court

Long lines were outside the court, estimated to be three hours wait.

Waiting crowds

Paying tribute

Keeping the vigil

The peace vigil in Lafayette Square was started in 1981 by William Thomas, and shortly after that, Concepcion Picciotto maintained the vigil daily until her death last week. Philipos, another long-time volunteer, is keeping the vigil going on after Connie’s death.

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RIP Connie
Concepcion Picciotto, who has been protesting continuously for 30 years against nuclear weapons, in Lafayette Square, across from the White House

Cathedral light

Once a year, the National Cathedral moves its chairs to the side, and invites photographers in to see the open space. When the strong morning sun shines through the stained glass, it creates reflections in unreally-bright neon colors.

Seeing Deeper

Seeing Deeper

Seeing Deeper

Seeing Deeper

Seeing Deeper

Seeing Deeper

2015 Year in Review

January: New Year’s Day on the Mall
New Year's Day at the Memorial

February: Tour of Dupont Underground
The old trolley station under Dupont Circle, soon to be reopened as arts and commercial space, through the non-profit Dupont Underground.

March: Blossom Kite Festival
D.C., 2015

April: Cherry Blossom fireworks

At the Southwest Waterfront Festival, part of the Cherry Blossom festivities, D.C. 2015

May: WWII Flyover

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, Washington D.C. 2015. 70th Anniversary of VE Day. The Missing Man formation. Grumman TBM Avenger, Vought F4U Corsair, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, North American P-51 Mustang

June: Capital Pride

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July: Rehoboth Beach fireworks

Rehoboth Beach, 2015

August: Montgomery County Fair

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September: Art All Night

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October: Adams Morgan Porchfest

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November: The Renwick reopens

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December: The Museum of Feelings (NYC)

Museum of Feelings

Georgetown GLOW

Five light installations are on view in Georgetown for the holidays.

“A Happy Place” projections by Kelly Towles are in an office courtyard:

A Happy Place, by Kelly Towles
A Happy Place, by Kelly Towles

A Happy Place, by Kelly Towles
A Happy Place, by Kelly Towles

“The Lovers”, by Arthur Gallice and Herve Orgeas, are hung from the Wisconsin Avenue bridge. The two bottom figures are the reflection in the canal.

The Lovers, by Arthur Gallice and Herve Orgeas
The Lovers, by Arthur Gallice and Herve Orgeas

iGlow, a light corridor by Hijac, is in a churchyard.

iGlow by Hijac
iGlow by Hijac

Shifting Gaze, a film by Laia Cabrera, is projected on the stone walls by the canal:

Shifting Gaze, film projection by Laia Cabrera
Shifting Gaze, film projection by Laia Cabrera

Shifting Gaze, film projection by Laia Cabrera
Shifting Gaze, film projection by Laia Cabrera

Intr(e)Scapes, by SHO + ULR, is an interactive installation of grass-like acrylic stalks.

Intr(e)Scapes by Sho+ Uhr
Intr(e)Scapes by Sho+ Uhr