Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inauguration - White House

After the end of the inauguration, I tried to get closer to the Capitol, where some friends were waiting. I tried for an hour and couldn't find any way to go in that direction. I suppose for security reasons, all of the crowds were being moved in the opposite direction. And so I passed by the White House.

It's ours now!

Inauguration - Monument

Inauguration - Monument

There I am! The temperature wasn't too low but it was below freezing and we all ended up standing out there for about six hours straight.

Inauguration - Crowd

Here's a little shot of the crowd, which of course was impossible to capture in a picture. In the center of the photo, you can make out a row of portable toilets that lots of folks decided represented their best hope of seeing something. They climbed on top to get a view, and, as far as I know, there were no disasters.

Inauguration - Capitol

This is as close as I got on the day of the event. Between me and the Capitol Building there was a solid mass of people. I'm standing very close to the Washington Monument.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inauguration - Capitol

I was in Washington DC the last two weeks working at the archives -- which happened to coincide with the inauguration of a certain new president. Here's a picture of the capitol building on January 19th, the day before - that is far far closer than I would get on inauguration day itself.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gazing globe 3 seasons

I've got three seasons of gazing globe pictures now from the same rotting log in Jackson Park. Out of context of the other pictures we took on those days fall and summer look pretty similar, but there's a kind of brightness and warmth in the summer photo that comes through nicely. (Particularly on a day like today, when we took the winter photo!) This project is basically turning into an ode to temperate climates. And Hyde Park.