Last Saturday, I ventured into DC for an afternoon workshop on street photography in and around Lafayette Square. This is an area west of the White House you may have seen on the news. For decades, it has hosted demonstrations, protests, and lots of tourists.
After more than a year of isolation and almost all normal activities postponed into an unknown future, May started feeling like maybe it might be ok to spend a little time outside the pandemic bunker.
It has been a while since I posted one of these collections, although the entries about our Cuba trip last November includes some nice photos.
Anyway, here are a few random shots from the past few weeks, with more, as always, in my Flickr feed.
My friend Kathy and I have made a commitment to go out and practice our photo skills more often this year. This was from a morning we spent at Glen Echo Park, a legendary amusement park in the DC area that closed in 1968 and now operated as a cultural center.
Getting artsy, this is the reflection of trees and the sky in one of the windows of the Glen Echo carousel, which still operates but not during the winter. The windows are from an earlier time and have a lot of imperfections that cause the swirl.
One more shot from Glen Echo, this is a classic arcade machine on display in one of the buildings that would stamp letters into the coins you deposit. A sign on top strongly discouraged dropping money into the machine since it is not functional. Wonder how many people ignore it.
Some of the shoe ornaments Kathy had hanging on her Christmas tree. What is it with ladies and their shoes? :-)
A Chinese alligator at the Cincinnati Zoo. It really blended in well with the surroundings and moved very little as we stared at it.
Just a nice arrangement of cookies.
Some images from my walks through a couple of neighborhoods in DC in November. More recent shots are at the top of my Flickr feed. For many additional photos of DC, check the washingtondc tag.
A copper bowl, used as part of a store window holiday display, reflects parts of Georgetown in the morning sun, and a little of the photographer.
View of the US Capitol building (behind the scaffold hiding an extensive renovation) on a gray fall morning. If you’re in DC, visit the Newseum and head for the sixth floor balcony for great vistas of the monuments along Pennsylvania Avenue.
Pretty sure the window of this Georgetown store refers to their kitchenware.
Not all windows in Georgetown feature expensive objects for sale.
A few recent shots from in and around DC.
A workman directing traffic for a construction project in downtown DC (one of many) as seen through what I think used to be a police call box.
If I gotta take someone to the airport (Washington National, NOT Reagan) early in the morning, may as well take advantage of the inside light.
In the middle of the day, I not only get a Metro seat to myself but the whole car.
A tower on the Greater New Hope Baptist Church in the Chinatown area of Washington has kind of a medieval look to it.