The D.C. Fashion Incubator had a show on August 31st at the W Hotel, showcasing emerging fashion designers who are part of their program. Fabric design by Thomas Massanier: Zika-protective clothing, using mosquito netting and treated fabrics, by Fawn Jordan of The Wearable Art Gallery: The “Hummingbird Collection” by Belle Flowers: Menswear collection “Poetic Injustice” … Continue reading Fashion show
In the strong mid-day summer heat, not too many animals are outside at the National Zoo, but it is an opportunity to look at some of the smaller animals indoors at the Reptile Center and at Amazonia. And there is always a crowd watching the sea lions:
I went to the D.C. State Fair at 4:00 yesterday – it had been running for 5 hours and had 4 more hours to go, but there didn’t seem to be too many activities going on, and the heat was incredible given the massive concrete slab that is Storey Park. But even with not much … Continue reading D.C. State Fair
There was a fairly small Dump Trump rally yesterday, on the corner by the soon-to-open Trump Hotel. The rally was sponsored by D.C.’s shadow representative, Representative Garcia, and the other shadow, Senator Strauss, also spoke. Both men spoke about the goal of not having the city or its residents drive any money toward the Trump … Continue reading Dump Trump rally
The festival, on two blocks of 17th St., was much smaller than in previous years, and no longer had the usual stage but instead had some roving performers.
Today is the 100th birthday of the founding of the National Park Service, and in celebration NPS staged a massive version of their logo on the Mall. It was created by 1,200 volunteers holding colored umbrellas, and photographed from above by a helicopter. Here they are getting ready for it: And here’s what it looked … Continue reading NPS 100th
The Disarm Hate rally took place on August 13th at West Potomac Park near the Washington Monument. Its goal is “LGBTQ equal rights & realistic gun law reform,” and is allied with a large number of other groups, including the Newtown Action Alliance, the Trevor Project, and the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence. I … Continue reading Disarm Hate
Montgomery County Fair, August 12th, 2016
On summer Sundays, tango dancers congregate at Freedom Plaza. With the Capitol in the distance and the evening light, it combines for a wonderfully romantic scene. And the shoes are amazing!
The new exhibit at the National Building Museum, ICEBERGS, takes over the great hall with icebergs ranging from 16 to 56 feet tall. The work was designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also was the lead project architect for the High Line in New York. The icebergs are in an enclosure surrounded by netting, … Continue reading ICEBERGS