Photo Post

I’ve been past and around the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown DC many times but never really taken a good look inside the place. So I recently took a tour and, of course, brought the camera. Here are a few of the better images and more are in this gallery.

Penn Ave

The view down Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza towards the Capitol. The Reagan building is to the right.

Atrium

The massive atrium of the main building.

Woodrow Wilson

A portrait of Woodrow Wilson on a window in the center named for him. One of many discontinuities in a building named for Reagan.

Seats

I like the pattern in the seats of the auditorium. This is home of the Capitol Steps, a political satire group that started early in the Reagan administration. The irony is not lost.

Photo Post

Last Sunday I was able to join a group for a photo walk around Washington National Airport1. Here are a few of my better shots. If you’re interested, the full set is here.

National Airport
The domes of the airport’s B and C terminals with a very cloudy sky.

Hurried Travelers
During this session, we were allowed to use a tripod in the terminal which makes it easier to get shots like this.

Tails
A couple of American Airlines planes waiting at the gate.

Photographers 2
Some members of our group as reflected in the dome of a security camera.


1. Don’t ever call the place “Reagan” Airport around me. :-)

Picture Post #13

It’s been more than a month since I posted pictures to this space so here are a few of my better ones from that time. As always, a larger collection of my photographs are in my Flickr feed, at least until Yahoo has their fire sale.

Cooling Off

On a hot June day, this young lady enjoyed cooling off by walking through the water feature in the Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery. Most adults just walked around it.

Lighter. Simpler. Faster

This is a 50’s era “portable” reel-to-reel audio recorder used by Voice of America reporters. It’s part of a display on the history of the organization in their Washington DC headquarters.

Guitar Player

The guitarist was part of a jazz quartet that provided music during an open house at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. The Building is undergoing extensive renovation and will soon reopen with a history of world’s fairs held in both the US and other countries.

The Old Post Office Pavilion

The Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC is being renovated into a luxury hotel to open sometime later this year. It will be a long time before I will be able to apply the new name to the building without gagging. :-)