Author: pickering

  • Justice Scalia

    Justice Scalia

    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…

  • Snowy day

    Snowy day

    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.

  • Year of the Monkey

    Year of the Monkey

    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

    Cupid’s Undie Run

    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.

  • Keeping the vigil

    Keeping the vigil

    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

  • Cathedral light

    Cathedral light

    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.

  • Washington Auto Show

    Washington Auto Show

    The Washington Auto Show is 750,000 square feet of colors and machines.

  • 2015 Year in Review

    2015 Year in Review

    January: New Year’s Day on the Mall February: Tour of Dupont Underground March: Blossom Kite Festival April: Cherry Blossom fireworks May: WWII Flyover June: Capital Pride July: Rehoboth Beach fireworks August: Montgomery County Fair September: Art All Night October: Adams Morgan Porchfest November: The Renwick reopens December: The Museum of Feelings (NYC)

  • Georgetown GLOW

    Georgetown GLOW

    Five light installations are on view in Georgetown for the holidays. “A Happy Place” projections by Kelly Towles are in an office courtyard: “The Lovers”, by Arthur Gallice and Herve Orgeas, are hung from the Wisconsin Avenue bridge. The two bottom figures are the reflection in the canal. iGlow, a light corridor by Hijac, is…

  • Santarchy


    Santarchy is D.C.’s version of Santacon. These images are from this year’s Santarchy, on the National Mall and the Smithsonian carousel.