For the second week of Light Yards, the giant bunnies by Amanda Parer came, along with music and lights on the bridge and fountains.
It was incredibly powerful to see the recreation of the Kennedy funeral yesterday along 14th St. Natalie Portman is Jackie, and Peter Sarsgaard is Robert Kennedy.
The most heart-breaking sight is Caroline Kennedy starting out the window of the limousine.
Earlier in the afternoon, cast members and extras were around the Hamilton on 14th Street in classic 1960’s style.
There was a large production unit managing the wardrobes, limousine, and other production elements on 14th Street.
This weekend was the only filming scheduled in D.C., the remaining filming will take place elsewhere.
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 serviceable way to go along the same route as the streetcar but in no way a fun form of transportation. From that point of view, the streetcar seems like a pure upscale indulgence.
The Amalgamated Transit Union was also there with a small organized protest on pay issues.
The first rides were just for VIP’s:
Shortly after that, streetcars started running in both directions, turning around near a patient crowd waiting for rides at Union Station.
The streetcar will be free for the first six months, and run on Monday through Saturdays.
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 outside the court, estimated to be three hours wait.