At the opening of the streetcar on Saturday morning, Mayor Bowser spoke and people cheered and waved banners that had been distributed to the crowd. Among the cheering crowd, there were pockets of anger. I can easily understand this – I had just taken the X2 bus to get there, which has always been a … Continue reading The Streetcar Opens
Light Yards is a two-week festival of illumination at Yards Park.
My first time at a roller derby was a great experience. Here are the photos of the DC Rollergirls, at the Washington Armory.
Justice Scalia’s body lay in state at the Supreme Court today. The flags outside were at 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”). Long lines were … Continue reading Justice Scalia
In Monday’s snowstorm, media was out at the Supreme Court two days after Justice Scalia’s death. Flags were at half-mast throughout the city. The statues at Union Station were dusted with snow.
The Chinese New Year parade in D.C. celebrates the Year of the Monkey, including a smoke-filled Firecracker Dance with the lions.
Cupid’s Undie Run is a annual event benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The local D.C. run took place with temperatures around 19 degrees but that did not stop any of the enthusiasm.
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. RIP Connie
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.
The Washington Auto Show is 750,000 square feet of colors and machines.