The Unfreeze DAPA rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday was large and passionate, with most of the crowd supporting unfreezing DAPA.
President Taft was an automobile enthusiast, and his purchase of the first limousines for the White House was a major boost for the fledgling industry. His White Steam Car is temporarily on display on the Mall. It is steam-powered, because at that time the steam vs. gas issue was not yet settled. The car is … Continue reading Cars at the Capital
I’ve seen the Emancipation Day fireworks for the past several years, and while they are always the same, the thrill remains electric. Seeing fireworks along Pennsylvania Avenue is amazing, and the crowds are sparse so I can get a front-row view, close enough to feel some ashes. The show is short and intense, with fireworks … Continue reading Emancipation Day fireworks
The Sakura Matsuri festival, now in its 56th year, moved from its traditional location on Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capital Riverfront. While the location was not as scenic, and shade-less, it was still a great and extremely crowded event.
On April 2, there were pillow fights in more than 100 cities around the world. D.C.’s fight took place on a small park adjacent to the Mall.
I’m always impressed at the ability of D.C. to host large events, but the Nuclear Summit yesterday and today was an especially amazing display of logistics, keeping 50 world leaders safe. Tall security fencing blocked off a several block area surrounding the Convention Center. I walked around the full perimeter, and it was eerily quiet … Continue reading Nuclear Summit, and protest
One of my pleasures during the cherry blossoms is to watch the seagulls flying over the Tidal Basin. Here’s what I saw yesterday: Here are some from previous years:
Tonight’s full moon, as seen from Constitution Gardens.
Outside the Supreme Court this morning, while the oral arguments were going on for Zubik v. Burwell, there were two large crowds of demonstrators, one for each side. They were passionate and remarkably polite.