The Pride Festival is always the day after the Pride Parade, making a celebratory weekend. But this year the shooting at Pulse happened in between the two events. So the atmosphere at the festival was mixed between mourning and defiant celebration, and many of the participants were saving their memorials for the vigil planned for … Continue reading Pride Festival
The Pride Parade in D.C. was a time of wonderful celebration, not yet aware that the shootings at Pulse would happen hours later.
Last summer, I’d seen photos of a massive geometric installation of colored string in an abandoned building, but I got there hours after the police had dismantled it and blocked access to the building. So I was excited to see that another version of it had been created, this time much smaller and in a … Continue reading Synth Series returns
The POWWOW!DC week-long mural festival started on a rainy Saturday, but by mid-week there was some good weather and the muralists had made a lot of progress.
On May 24th, the Royal Canadian Airforce Snowbirds flew in formation over D.C., as a token of friendship with the U.S. and celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year. They made two passes over southwest D.C., in a formation of 9 CT-114 Tutor planes plus a 10th observational plane. These photos are taken from the … Continue reading Snowbirds flyover
For the past 5 years, the ceiling of Union Station has been covered to repair damage from the earthquake. And for the past 50 years, the original vision for the Main Hall has been obstructed by restaurants or visitors’ kiosks or other structures in the middle of it. Now the Main Hall has been restored … Continue reading Union Station re-emerges
The Post Hunt draws about 10,000 participants each year, trying to solve clues (or even find the clues) within a downtown area. This year, I got three out of the five answers, and was on the way to solving one more, except that I took a break to eat pizza mid-way through and didn’t have … Continue reading Post Hunt 2016
The POW! WOW! DC mural festival is a 10-day event in NoMA. Today’s kick-off was in Storey Park, with a fair number of people showing up in the rain but not too much painting going on. Fortunately, Storey Park is already covered in art, making it a great background for the festival even if conditions … Continue reading POW! WOW! DC mural festival
For the past six years, the very popular intersection at 7th and H St. (by the Chinatown arch) has been set up as a Barnes Dance, which means you can have the fun of walking diagonally across the busy intersection. Now it’s in the middle of getting painted with dragons and zodiac signs, which will … Continue reading Barnes Dance Installation
The Funk Parade and festival is in its third year, and bigger and better than ever. This year, I was one of the “official” photographers, which in theory allowed me closer access to some events, but didn’t really help much given the size of the joyous crowds. It was a wonderful day of creativity and … Continue reading Funk Parade