There was again a large crowd in front of the Supreme Court, in anticipation of a decision, but there was again no decision. The pro-life demonstrators were a larger and better organized group than the pro-choice group, although both groups were equally passionate.
These photos were taken at the Supreme Court just before the decision was announced, a divided Court that left the injunction intact. I didn’t take any photos after the decision was announced because I didn’t want to intrude on the pain of the demonstrators.
There are only a couple more days on which the Supreme Court will announce decisions for this term, so there were large crowds in front of the court demonstrating for two cases – although it turned out that neither of the cases was decided on Monday. There’s no rule as to who gets to demonstrate … Continue reading Supreme Court – anticipating decisions
Last night’s Strawberry Moon was a rare sight, occurring on the same day as the summer solstice. The last time that happened was 1967, and it won’t happen again until 2062. It was magical to watch it rise from the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The Greater Washington Soapbox Derby Association held its annual soapbox derby race on June 18th, on Constitution Avenue by the Capitol. It’s a two-block downhill stretch, with racers coming to a gradual halt when the road becomes flat. Since the area is under the jurisdiction of the Capitol Police, it requires a Congressional resolution each … Continue reading Soapbox Derby
In honor of 100 years of aviation, the Coast Guard today had a flyover of nine aircraft representing the current fleet. Their route came up over the Anacostia River and I was able to see them going over Nationals Stadium.
I was excited to see the installation process for the art at the intersection of 7th and H St. on Wednesday night. Artist Charles Bergen was there, and described his thought process and challenges for the project. One of the big challenges was the material – he’d originally intended it all to be done with … Continue reading Chinatown art nears completion
A grieving crowd brought candles and remembrances to a vigil tonight in Dupont Circle.
Scenes from the incredibly sad Orlando rally in front of the White House last night:
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