|2003_AZ_Four_Corners||8||Four Corners (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado)|
|2003_AZ_Glen_Canyon||40||AZ -- Glen Canyon Natl Recreation Area -- Navajo Bridge, Lees Ferry, Dam, and Lake|
|2003_AZ_GRC_N_Animals||4||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- North Rim -- Animals|
|2003_AZ_GRC_N_Scenery||39||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- North Rim -- Scenery|
|2003_AZ_GRC_S_Animals||28||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Animals|
California Condors, squirrels, a coyote.
|2003_AZ_GRC_S_Manmade||11||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Man-made Structures|
|2003_AZ_GRC_S_Scenery||65||AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Scenery|
|2003_AZ_Montezuma_Castle||3||AZ -- Montezuma Castle Natl Monument -- Castle|
|2003_AZ_Montezuma_Well||7||AZ -- Montezuma Castle Natl Monument -- Well|
|2003_AZ_Monument||21||AZ -- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park|
|2003_AZ_Oak_Creek||13||AZ -- Sedona -- Oak Creek Canyon|
|2003_AZ_Sunset_Crater||13||AZ -- Sunset Crater Volcano Natl Monument|
|2003_AZ_Tuzigoot||9||AZ -- Tuzigoot Natl Monument|
|2003_AZ_Wupatki||20||AZ -- Wupatki Natl Monument|
|2003_CO_Black_Canyon||16||CO -- Black Canyon of the Gunnison Natl Park|
|2003_CO_Colorado_Mon||20||CO -- Colorado Natl Monument|
|2003_CO_Dinosaur||50||CO -- Dinosaur Natl Monument|
|2003_CO_Hovenweep||23||CO -- Hovenweep Natl Monument|
|2003_CO_Mesa_Verde||56||CO -- Mesa Verde Natl Park|
|2003_DC_1stDiv||2||DC -- Ellipse -- First Division Monument|
|2003_DC_4th_Concert_030703||23||DC -- 4th of July Concert @ U.S. Capitol (2003) (dress rehearsal)|
Personally, I find Fourth of July in downtown DC to be mostly about crowds, heat, and humidity. Having said that, the fireworks are spectacular and there's a wonderful free concert put on at the Capital which you can never get close enough to. I'm used to being within 50 feet of the stage at Wolf Trap....
|2003_DC_4th_Fireworks_030704||27||Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2003) from the Washington Monument|
They were wonderful this year! You could feel the air pressure change with the major explosions. After awhile, you realized you were being hit with debris from them.
|2003_DC_Ackerman_030908||5||Smithsonian Associates -- Kenneth Ackerman ("Dark Horse")|
The author discussed his book "Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A Garfield".
|2003_DC_AHES_030729||9||Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Evan Schwartz ("Last Lone Inventor")|
Evan Schwartz wrote a book called "The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television." It documents the genius of Philo T. Farnsworth, the man who built and patented the first all-electronic system, in an economic life-and-death battle with the electronic media mogul, David...
|2003_DC_AHJC_030627||11||Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Jim Cullen ("The American Dream")|
Jim Cullen wrote a book called "The American Dream" which intrigued the director of the National Museum of American History, Brent Glass. So he brought him in to discuss the book and answer questions from the audience. It was an interesting presentation. While most Americans are familiar with the...
|2003_DC_AmerInd||2||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Outside Areas|
View of the construction of the American Indian Museum currently under construction from the Air and Space Museum's employee's cafeteria.
|2003_DC_Apr65_030409||30||Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Premier of April 1865 History Channel video w/Jay Winik|
The National Museum of American History, Behring Center and the History Channel put together a viewing and reception for the a new documentary that they had done called "April 1865" based on the book "April 1865: The Month that Saved America" by author Jay Winik. The documentary covers the last month of...
|2003_DC_Aquatic||16||DC -- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens|
|2003_DC_Arboretum||46||DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum|
|2003_DC_Arboretum_Bonsai||5||DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum -- National Bonsai & Penjing Museum|
|2003_DC_Arboretum_CapCols||8||DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum -- National Capitol Columns|
|2003_DC_Archives||6||DC -- Natl Archives -- Exterior|
|2003_DC_Archives_Rotunda||48||DC -- Natl Archives -- Rotunda|
|2003_DC_B2020||1||DC -- eGov 2003 Conference -- Beyond 20/20 booth|
These are the folks that provide us with the software for our USA Trade Online and EuroTrade Online sites.
|2003_DC_BABA_031211||93||British-American Business Assn (BABA) 2nd Annual Plymouth Gin Martini Evening|
|2003_DC_Botanic||26||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2003_DC_Botanic_Stink||5||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Stink Plant|
This blooming flower had a lot of press coverage during the days leading up to its opening. It blooms once every 10 years or so and apparently the stench is akin to rotting elephant flesh. It never opened completely but people who came the first day got to smell it. I came on its last day and, despite...
|2003_DC_Bradley_031118||11||Smithsonian Associates -- James Bradley ("Flyboys")|
Pretty much the Smithsonian description of this event: In September, 1944, eight American pilots were shot down over Chichi Jima. They were "flyboys" -- the young men who took the American military into the air and made it triumphant. Seven of the pilots were captured by Japanese troops and taken...
|2003_DC_BSM||1||DC -- Ellipse -- Boy Scout Memorial|
|2003_DC_Burns_030315||4||Env Film Festival (2003) -- "Ansel Adams" (w/Ric Burns) @ Natl Museum of Amer History|
As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presented Ric Burns' documentary on the photographer Ansel Adams which was introduced by Ric himself.
|2003_DC_Butt||1||DC -- Ellipse -- Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain|
|2003_DC_Candace_030709||2||Olsson's -- Candace Bushnell ("Sex and the City")|
Candace came to town to promote her new novel "Trading Up". She read a passage, answered questions, and signed.
|2003_DC_CapitolX||15||DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2003)|
2003 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Boise National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn including performances by the United States Army Band, the Snake River High School Chamber Choir from Blackfoot, Idaho, and the...
|2003_DC_Capitol||5||DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)|
|2003_DC_CB_Princess_030401||4||DC -- Tidal Basin -- Cherry Blossom Princess Event|
I ran into the event's photographer during my Cherry Blossom visits earlier that week. He noticed I had the same camera he did and invited me to help him during the gala.
|2003_DC_CB_Princess_030404||38||DC -- Tidal Basin -- Cherry Blossom Princess event|
These pictures were taken during a gala event for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I ran into the event's photographer during my Cherry Blossom visits earlier that week. He noticed I had the same camera he did and invited me to help him during the gala. Each year, 55 young women are selected, one...
|2003_DC_CFC_031202||42||Dept of Commerce -- Event: CFC event|
Department's CFC fund-raiser event in the main lobby.
|2003_DC_Cherry||147||DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2003)|
I visited the blossoms three times this year. On the first day, I found myself in the midst of a photo shoot for a Cherry Blossom princess event and ended up helping out at one of their events later in the week.
|2003_DC_Clift_031028||9||NPC -- Eleanor Clift ("Founding Sisters")|
This event featured a talk by Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor for Newsweek, who talked about her new book "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment".
|2003_DC_Clift_031106||18||DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Eleanor Clift at "Iron Jawed Angels" preview|
This event featured a talk by Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor for Newsweek, who talked about her book "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment", as well as a preview clip from the HBO film "Iron Jawed Angels" which will debut in February. She was introduced by Helen Thomas, another journalist....
|2003_DC_Const_Gardens||10||DC -- Mall -- Constitution Gardens (incl Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence)|
|2003_DC_Corcoran||2||DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art|
|2003_DC_CrittersDC||8||DC -- Critters -- Squirrels|
One squirrel was on the Mall. He was sunning himself on a park bench and I decided to try to photos. He ended up climbing a tree and then coming down again, apparently expecting treats. The other was in Lafayette Park.
|2003_DC_CWPT_Endangered_030211||32||CWPT's "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" presentation (2003) w/Ron Maxwell, Stephen Lang, and Jeff Shaara|
The third annual Civil War Preservation Trust round-up of the ten most endangered battlefields in the US included three special speakers involved with the movie "Gods and Generals" which premiered in DC the night before. These were Ronald Maxwell (the director), Stephen Lang (who played Stonewall...
|2003_DC_CWPT_Lunch_030319||19||CWPT -- Lunch @ DC headquarters|
|2003_DC_DC911||2||DC -- 9/11 two years later|
It was the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Unlike for the previous year, there weren't any special events at my building. I went outside to see the flags flying and then decided to hop over to Virginia to see the Pentagon. That's described elsewhere.
|2003_DC_DOCSF_030505||7||Dept of Commerce -- Event: Secretary's Forum: Eliot Cohen|
This was the second Secretary's Forums I attended. This one featured Eliot Cohen, professor and director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. He had a book, "Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime",...
|2003_DC_DOC||1||DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg)|
The NOAA display from DOC main lobby.
|2003_DC_DOC_VOIP_030305||19||Dept of Commerce -- Event: VoIP ceremony|
This ceremony--the HCHB Network and Telephone Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony--honored "those who helped create a new era of computing and communications at the Department of Commerce". Personally, I didn't see any ribbon cutting but I might have missed that part. I was impressed that they managed to hand out...
|2003_DC_Earth_Day_030422||58||Dept of State -- Earth Day (2003) with Colin Powell and birds|
While the Earth Day activities under the Bush administration were minimal, there was an activity scheduled for the State Department that I was interested in attending. I really wanted to see the bald eagle they were going to have on display. Sure enough, Mike Callahan, a naturalist from the Nanjemoy...
|2003_DC_Ellipse||3||DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)|
|2003_DC_Foley_030421||9||Smithsonian Associates -- James Foley ("Confidence")|
An advanced preview of the movie "Confidence", starring Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Andy Garcia, and Dustin Hoffman was held at the Smithsonian. Before and afterward, the director James Foley came out and discussed his life as a movie maker. My question to him was how long did the movie...
|2003_DC_FONZ_AM_031017||6||DC -- FONZ Annual Meeting (2003)|
This was the 45th annual meeting of the Friends of the National Zoo. This was the first in a long time where Clinton Fields, the executive director, wasn't present since he had retired a month or two previously. Jim Schroeder is acting executive director. The 2003 Miriam V Carmack Volunteer of the Year...
|2003_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_031015||9||DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Lions: New lions|
The National Zoo received two new lions -- two sisters named Lusaka and Kisangali -- to accompany their lonely male lion. The new lions were transported from the Wildlife Waystation in California with the help of Lyondell Chemical Company. A Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) reception was held before...
|2003_DC_FONZ_Tour_030428||12||DC -- FONZ Tour -- Special tour with Clinton Fields (and Lucy Spelman)|
|2003_DC_FONZ_Viewing_031125||31||DC -- FONZ Viewing -- Elephants: Unveiling Kandula's new yard|
Kandula, the Zoo's new baby male elephant, was two years old. Knowing that he would become too big and strong for the existing enclosure, the Zoo had created a "special male-elephant-proof yard" which was designed to hold him until the even-more-resistant new Asia Trail could be built in a few years....
|2003_DC_Forbes_030512||10||Smithsonian Associates -- Steve Forbes|
Steve Forbes has been editor-in-chief and CEO of Forbes Inc since 1990, replacing his dad, who replaced the founding Forbes whose first issue appeared in September 1917. In 2000, he ran for President. He was at the Smithsonian to discuss "The Financial $cot", how industriousness and entrepreneurialism...
|2003_DC_Fords||5||DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)|
The day I was here, the theatre had to close early so the cast of "1776" could rehearse. The Lincoln Museum in the basement was closed for renovation as was the Petersen House across the street. Plus the street was being ripped apart for something or another. I presume most of this is either being done...
|2003_DC_FOSE||10||DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)|
|2003_DC_Henny||3||Personal -- Lisa Keller-Decker|
|2003_DC_Horwitz_030909||5||Olsson's -- Tony Horwitz ("Confederates in the Attic")|
Tony Horwitz, who had written "Confederates in the Attic," came to Olsson's to talk about his book about James Cook's epic voyages of discovery. The book is called "Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before" which documents Cook as well as Horwitz's attempts to see how this life...
|2003_DC_Idle_031027||11||DC -- 9:30 Club -- Eric Idle|
This was very cool! Eric Idle from Monty Python came to town. Because I'd read the tickets wrong, I showed up two hours before it started and got a front row seat. Afterward, he came out and signed (and sold) merchandise. He was considerably more approachable than John Cleese had been.
|2003_DC_Jeff_Mem||1||DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial|
|2003_DC_JSS_030123||48||James Smithson Society event -- Natl Museum of African Art|
Pictures from a reception for James Smithson Society and other members at the National Museum of African Art, in conjunction with the exhibit "In & Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960".
|2003_DC_JSS_030213||45||James Smithson Society event -- Arts & Industries|
|2003_DC_JSS_030318||30||James Smithson Society event -- Hirshhorn (Gerhard Richter)|
|2003_DC_JSS_030621||95||James Smithson Society weekend -- Zoo (gala dinner)|
People here include Lawrence Small (head of the Smithsonian), Lucy Spelman (the director of the Zoo), Lisa Stevens (the assistant curator who handles the pandas among other things), and Clinton Fields (head of FONZ).
|2003_DC_JSS_030730||41||James Smithson Society lunch -- American History (Natl Quilt Collection)|
The Smithsonian has about 400 quilts in its collection. In this lunchtime event, Doris Bowman talked about the histories of some of the quilts in the collection and Katherine Dirks talked about efforts to preserve and care for the collection.
|2003_DC_JSS_030821||38||James Smithson Society lunch -- Building Facilities|
|2003_DC_JSS_030925||47||James Smithson Society lunch -- Air & Space (Wright Brothers)|
The talk was given by Tom Crouch from the National Air and Space Museum.
|2003_DC_JSS_031120||42||James Smithson Society event -- Portrait Gallery (Brush with History)|
|2003_DC_JSS_031203||54||James Smithson Society event -- Natural History (Hall of Mammals)|
This event was cosponsored with the Contributing Membership folks.
|2003_DC_JSS_Tour_030621||20||James Smithson Society event -- Air & Space (tour)|
These were taken during the James Smithson Society weekend. The group got a tour of some of the public exhibits before lunch which was in the employee cafeteria upstairs and provided an interesting view of the American Indian Museum currently under construction.
|2003_DC_Keegan_031105||9||Smithsonian Associates -- John Keegan|
John Keegan is a famous military historian. He talked about a new book of his called "Intelligence in Warfare: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al Quaeda." Under decent questioning by the moderator, he discussed a few of the chapters of the book including the Pacific Battle of Midway, Admiral...
|2003_DC_Kissinger_031216||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Henry Kissinger|
From the Smithsonian program: In the corridors of power, handling crises and working the phones are simultaneous and almost synonymous. Drawing on previously unpublished transcripts of his nearly constant international telephone communication, Henry Kissinger now offers a remarkable account of what...
|2003_DC_Korean_War||9||DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial|
|2003_DC_KWar_030726||44||DC -- Verizon Center -- Event: Korean War 50th Anniversary event (at MCI Center)|
I went to the show for the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice at the MCI Center. It was a free event which wasn't that well attended. I had never been to the MCI Center so this was a first for me.
The show itself was hosted by Ed McMahon (Here's Johnny!). He posed for me;...
|2003_DC_KWar_030727||43||DC -- Mall -- Event: Korean War 50th Anniversary (2003)|
|2003_DC_Lafayette_Square||20||DC -- Lafayette Square (by White House) area|
|2003_DC_Law||3||DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial|
|2003_DC_Lincoln_Mem||15||DC -- Lincoln Memorial|
|2003_DC_Lovell_031114||12||Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Lovell (astronaut)|
Retired US Navy Captain James Lovell Jr came to talk about his experience in the space program, especially as team leader on the aborted Apollo 13 flight (he was played by Tom Hanks in the movie). He had previously flown in three other flights -- Gemini VII (1965) with Frank Borman, Gemini XII (1966)...
|2003_DC_Mall||9||DC -- Natl Mall area|
|2003_DC_March_030315||7||DC -- Rally: March Against War in Iraq @ National Mall|
Miscellaneous photos from the anti-war march in Washington. I wasn't downtown for the march (I was there to meet documentary-maker Ric Burns) and only got to see the end of it. It seemed pretty peaceful to me and people were enjoying themselves.
|2003_DC_McFeely_031118||7||Smithsonian Associates -- William McFeely ("Ulysses S. Grant: An Album")|
This one I kind of lucked into. I was there for James Bradley and William McFeely's session was just letting out. Smithsonian description: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William S. McFeely has assembled a dramatic collection of photographs that reveal the people, places, and events that shaped the...
|2003_DC_McPherson_031103||4||Smithsonian Associates -- James M McPherson ("Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom")|
This event featured an abbreviated talk by McPherson, who was delayed due to Amtrak troubles. He discussed various efforts to negotiate an end to the Civil War. Afterward, he signed copies of his new book "The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom--The Civil War Era".
|2003_DC_Murals_JBailey||1||DC -- Public Art: Murals by John Bailey|
|2003_DC_NA100_031015||3||Natl Archives -- Panel -- 100 Documents|
The National Archives has a "People's Vote" going on to determine the ten most important documents in American history. To this end, they've helped out by selecting 100 of them. You can vote on-line for your selections at http://www.ourdocuments.gov . They include an interesting variety of things (and...
|2003_DC_NACC_031107||1||Natl Archives -- Candace Clifford ("Nineteenth-Century Lights")|
Candace Clifford presented a series of slides that she used in her book "Nineteeth-Century Lights: Historic Images of American Lighthouses". Interestingly, she said that all but one lighthouse today is automatic, mentioning that Ted Kennedy required that one in Massachusetts have a full-time keeper....
|2003_DC_NADB_031121||1||Natl Archives -- DeAnne Blanton ("They Fought Like Demons")|
This was an interesting presentation by one of the Archives' archivists. She wrote a book describing various women who fought in the Civil War on both sides. Some fought to be with their lovers, others for the money or the cause. In many cases, they were denied veterans benefits when their secrets...
|2003_DC_NANY_031114||3||Natl Archives -- Nancy Beck Young ("Politics of War")|
Nancy Beck Young presented a summary of the questions (not really answers) that she'd be addressing an upcoming book called "The Politics of War: Congress, World War II, and the Modernization of American Governance."
Welcoming remarks were provided by Sam Anthony, Producer, Public Programs, National...
|2003_DC_Naval_Drill||10||Naval Heritage Center -- Demonstration drill|
On Tuesday afternoons during the summer, Navy personnel do a demonstration drill at the US Navy Memorial. Like the Twilight Tattoo that the Army puts on, these involve juggling guns with bayonets. Unlike the Army, the Navy actually brings spectators into the middle of the event. On this day, two women...
|2003_DC_NAWB_030930||5||Natl Archives -- Walter Boyne ("Influence of Air Power Upon History")|
Walter Boyne was discussing and signing copies of his book "The Influence of Air Power Upon History." A staunch air power advocate, he kept emphasizing how too much emphasis was placed on limiting collateral damage (i.e. civilian victims). He even mentioned that air power should be used against...
|2003_DC_NAWI_030924||4||Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson ("Benjamin Franklin: An American Life")|
The National Archives, like the Smithsonian, puts on a speaker program which brings in historians to discuss and sign their new books. Isaacson discussed Benjamin Franklin and signed copies of his "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" book.
|2003_DC_NCath_CSA||2||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained Glass -- Confederate Windows|
|2003_DC_NCath_Glass||70||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained glass|
|2003_DC_NCath_I||12||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Interior Images (except stained glass)|
|2003_DC_NCath_Open_030927||39||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Open House|
|2003_DC_NCath_O||11||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Outside Images|
|2003_DC_NCath_Views||22||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Views from...|
|2003_DC_Newt_030611||4||DC -- eGov -- Newt Gingrich|
Newt Gingrich gave a keynote at eGov. Much of what he said centered on technology and how we have to adjust and then he moved on to management styles and ways of getting things done. He was a very effective speaker and I ended up taking notes.
|2003_DC_NGASG||5||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden|
|2003_DC_NPC_BookFair_031112||71||NPC -- 26th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night (2003)|
This is an amazing event! I saw and talked to lots and lots of writers including Dwight Eisenhower's son (who looks way too similar to the former President), Tucker Carlson (from "Crossfire"), Dr Ruth, Oliver North, etc etc.
Authors here: Jon Meacham, James M Perry, Oliver North Dick Thornburgh, Sen...
|2003_DC_Office_Campbell_031210||120||Office (STAT-USA) -- Larry Campbell's retirement coffee|
Larry wanted photos with everyone who attended.
|2003_DC_Office_STAT||27||Office (STAT-USA) -- Various office shots|
(030114) After hearing how much it would cost us to have the departmental photographer take our picture, we decided to do our own staff photo. We did this with a tripod and a timer. It didn't work out great but... These were the test shots.
(030115) These were the final shots. We ended up using one of...
|2003_DC_Old_PostI||4||DC -- Old Post Office -- Inside (Pavilion / Hotel)|
|2003_DC_Old_PostV||58||DC -- Old Post Office -- Views from tower|
|2003_DC_Old_Post||2||DC -- Old Post Office / Trump Finger -- Outside|
|2003_DC_Olympia_030709||2||Olsson's -- Olympia Dukakis ("Ask Me Again Tomorrow")|
Olympia was in town to promote her new memoir "Ask Me Again Tomorrow"
|2003_DC_Palahniuk_030915||6||NPC -- Chuck Palahniuk ("Fight Club")|
This discussion was held on the top floor of the National Press Club which is always a treat. The crowd was large, mostly college age and almost entirely white. Chuck read a short story called "Guts" from his next book, answered questions while giving out gifts to people who asked them, and signed for...
|2003_DC_Pershing||1||DC -- Pershing Park (became National World War I Memorial in 2021)|
|2003_DC_Pitch_030916||3||Capitol Hill History Project -- Anthony Pitch (The Burning of Washington)|
Author Anthony S Pitch came in to discuss his book "The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814" which included stories about the city as well as the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
|2003_DC_Reiner_030505||12||Smithsonian Associates -- Carl Reiner|
This was an interview with Carl Reiner, the comedian who worked on Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" before creating "The Dick Van Dyke Show". He was promoting an autobiography called "My Anecdotal Life". He was wonderfully funny as you'd probably expect, coming up with bizarre tangents during an...
|2003_DC_SA100_031124||51||Smithsonian Associates -- Celebrating 100 Years of Flight|
Smithsonian description: In an interview with former Air Vice Marshal Ron Dick, veteran pilots Peter Duffey and Gene Banning recall the first century of commercial flight. They take us from the days of piston-engine airliners, when flying was the privilege of the rich and transoceanic air travel was a...
|2003_DC_SA2nd_030926||12||Smithsonian Associates -- Second City|
This was wonderful. The traveling show of Second City, a group which has produced many famous comedians over its years, arrived at the Smithsonian. Six performers--Allison Bills, Dina Facklis, Tom Flanigan, Rob Janas, John Lutz, and Sue Salvi -- did various skits and improvs. It was funny as hell. Photo...
|2003_DC_SAAMB_030211||16||Smithsonian Associates -- American Ambassador, Moscow|
This was a unique presentation as part of the Smithsonian Associate's "Splendors of Russia" series which celebrated 300 years of St Petersburg. The event featured three former US ambassadors to the Soviet Union--Arthur Hartman (1981-87), Thomas Pickering (1993-96), and James Collins...
|2003_DC_SARAP_031207||19||Smithsonian Associates -- Radio and the Presidency (Hottelet, Herman, and Maer)|
"From Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf: Radio and the Presidency". Co-sponsored with George Washington University, this somewhat mistitled program discussed the relationship between the presidency and radio. Starting with FDR's fireside chats and going up to "the Great Communicator's" (Reagan) Saturday...
|2003_DC_SASB_030504||22||Smithsonian Associates -- Strange Bedfellows: The Military and the Movies|
This was a series of three panel discussions about the relationship between Hollywood and the military. It discussed how the military public affairs offices would, in exchange for acceptable portrayals of their services, help out with military vehicles and troops as well as advise. It was supposed to be...
|2003_DC_SAVAS_030310||7||Smithsonian Associates -- Victory at Stalingrad|
This was a lecture celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The discussion, moderated by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick (who served with the Royal Air Force for 38 years) featured three Russians who had fought in Stalingrad. From left to right, they are Dr Oleg Rzheshevsky,...
|2003_DC_Sewall_Belmont||14||DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House and Museum|
|2003_DC_Sherman||2||DC -- Sherman Memorial|
|2003_DC_SIAH_911||7||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: September 11: Bearing Witness to History|
September 11: Bearing Witness to History
September 11, 2002 – July 6, 2003
The personal stories, photographs, and artifacts from the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, and the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The exhibition is...
|2003_DC_SIAH_Bldg||1||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exterior Shots|
|2003_DC_SIAH_Burden||2||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Glorious Burden|
|2003_DC_SIAH_Ceremonial||2||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Ceremonial Court|
|2003_DC_SIAH_Fast_Attack||6||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War|
Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War
April 12, 2000 – June 1, 2003
This exhibition reviews the early history of submarines and their radical transformation after World War II. It shows how submarines are built, how they work, and what they do. It also tells the story of submariners and...
|2003_DC_SIAH_Gowns||3||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: First Ladies|
|2003_DC_SIAH_Int||1||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Miscellaneous Interior Shots|
|2003_DC_SIAH_Lemelson||2||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Lemelson Center|
|2003_DC_SIAH_More_Perfect||4||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution|
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
October 1, 1987 – January 11, 2004
The Constitutional process is examined by considering the experiences of Americans of Japanese ancestry before, during, and after World War II. During World War II almost 120,000 Japanese Americans,...
|2003_DC_SIAH_On_Move||66||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: America on the Move|
|2003_DC_SIAH_PopCult||4||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Pop Culture|
|2003_DC_SIAH_Separate||1||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education|
Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education
May 15, 2004 – July 16, 2006
This exhibition celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision that ended segregation in public schools, and reviews and examines its legacy through personal stories and artifacts. On May 17,...
|2003_DC_SIAH_West_Point||6||DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918|
West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918
October 19, 2002 – January 11, 2004
Marking the bicentennial of West Point, this exhibition tells the story of this renowned military academy in New York from its founding through World War I and highlights the achievements of graduates in both the U.S....
|2003_DC_SIAIB||41||DC -- Arts and Industries Bldg|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall100A||13||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: (a) Milestones of Flight|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall102A||5||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall112A||1||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 112: (a) Lunar Exploration Vehicles|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall114A||11||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: (a) Space Race|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall203A||3||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 203: (a) Sea-Air Operations|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall205A||2||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: (a) World War II Aviation|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall208A||1||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: (a) Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton|
|2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall209A||17||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: (a) Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age|
|2003_DC_SIHG||3||DC -- Smithsonian Gardens: Enid A. Haupt Garden @ Smithsonian Castle|
|2003_DC_SIHIRO||1||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)|
This was a new outdoor sculpture they were installing outside of the Hirshhorn.
|2003_DC_SIHIR||1||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)|
|2003_DC_SINH_Fossils||5||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Fossil Mammals/Dinosaurs|
|2003_DC_SINH_Gems||4||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Geology, Gems, and Minerals|
|2003_DC_SINH_Mammals||191||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Hall of Mammals|
Four separate visits to the newly-opened exhibit.
|2003_DC_SINH_Rotunda||3||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Rotunda|
|2003_DC_SINH_Skeletons||4||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Osteology: Hall of Bones|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Art||2||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Public Art|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Bear||11||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bears|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Bird||8||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bird House|
|2003_DC_SINZ_BV||51||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- American Trail (formerly Beaver Valley) (sea lions, seals, pelicans, beavers, otters, bald eagles, ravens, and grey wolves)|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Cat||46||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Const||10||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Elephant||29||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Invert||22||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Main||19||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Mammal||38||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House (plus Lemurs)|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Panda||20||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Primate||4||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates|
|2003_DC_SINZ_Reptile||10||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House|
|2003_DC_SIRG_Bldg||4||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg|
|2003_DC_SIRG_Perm||35||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)|
|2003_DC_SIRG_Salon||12||DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)|
|2003_DC_SI_Carousel||1||DC -- Smithsonsian Carousel on the Mall|
|2003_DC_SI_Castle||6||DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)|
|2003_DC_SI_Castle_Crypt||2||DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) -- Smithson Crypt area|
|2003_DC_SI_Ripley_Brush||121||DC -- S. Dillon Ripley Center -- Exhibit: A Brush With History|
A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery
November 14, 2003 – February 8, 2004
From the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection, this exhibition consists of 66 paintings of Americans, including works by some of the most important portrait painters the nation has...
|2003_DC_Storm||4||DC -- Isabel-uprooted trees by Natl Cathedral|
|2003_DC_St_Johns||1||DC -- Downtown -- St John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square (1525 H St., NW)|
|2003_DC_Tattoo||27||DC -- Mall -- Event: Twilight Tattoo|
"Twilight Tattoo" is an Army production which combines song, marching, cannon firing, and re-enacting with things like Humvees and bayonet tossing. It happens every Wednesday night at 7pm on the Ellipse across from my office. The first time I heard the artillery go off, I thought there had been a...
|2003_DC_Tomlin_031026||14||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2003 -- Lily Tomlin)|
Lily Tomlin received the sixth annual "Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" this year. (Previously, I've seen Carl Reiner and Bob Newhart get the prizes.) Lily was born in Detroit and made her start in TV in 1966. In 1969, she made it big when she joined the cast of Laugh-In. She's won...
|2003_DC_Union_Columbus||6||DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Fountain|
|2003_DC_Union_StationI||9||DC -- Union Station (Interior)|
|2003_DC_Union_StationX||12||DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display|
|2003_DC_USDC||2||DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse)|
|2003_DC_Viet_Wall||13||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
|2003_DC_Vlach_030408||6||Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant)|
This was an interesting discussion entitled "Capitol Hill Before L'Enfant" about how Washington DC was founded including the various families whose holdings formed the core of the city. I'd never really understood how it worked but basically the farmers agreed to give up farming and become real estate...
|2003_DC_VOA||20||DC -- Voice of America|
|2003_DC_Wash_MonI||6||DC -- Washington Monument -- Interior|
|2003_DC_Wash_MonV||155||DC -- Washington Monument -- Views from...|
Several visits this year.
|2003_DC_Wash_MonW||56||DC -- Washington Monument -- Interior -- Walk-down tour|
|2003_DC_Wash_Mon||58||DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior|
|2003_DC_WCCCW_030124||42||DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Construction Watch|
Construction Watch tour. Dee Atwell at my office invited me to this backstage tour of the Washington Convention Center (WCC) several months before its official opening. While it looked miles away from completion to me, I'm sure they knew what they were doing.
|2003_DC_WCCVw||4||DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Views from...|
|2003_DC_WCC||9||DC -- Washington Convention Center|
Two visits during FOSE.
|2003_DC_White_House||5||DC -- White House|
Included in here:...
|2003_DC_WHouse_Passby||1||DC -- Presidential Helicopter flyby|
The Presidential helicopter passes by the land in the back yard of the White House.
|2003_DC_WHouse_Penn||1||DC -- White House -- Pennsylvania Avenue section|
|2003_DC_WHouse_Tree||14||DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2003)|
|2003_DC_Woodward_030610||4||DC -- eGov -- Bob Woodward|
Bob Woodward, one of the team of two Washington Post reporters (the other being his partner Carl Bernstein) who helped bring down the Nixon administration. I'm not entirely sure why he was a keynote speaker at the eGov conference but I enjoyed him anyway. He mentioned that there are quarterly tapes...
|2003_DC_WWII||16||DC -- World War II Memorial -- Under construction|
|2003_DC_Young_030411||10||Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: John Young (astronaut)|
The National Air and Space Society had a lecture featuring retired US Navy Captain and Astronaut John W. Young. He made six space flights (totalling 835 hours) in addition to having flown 14,750 hours as a naval aviator. He flew on Gemini 3 (with Gus Grissom), Gemini 10 (with Michael Collins), Apollo...
|2003_FL_Animal_Kingdom||69||FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's Animal Kingdom|
|2003_FL_BellW_HomeAL||9||FL -- Altoona -- Bell Home|
|2003_FL_Castillo||31||FL -- St. Augustine -- Castillo de San Marcos Natl Monument|
|2003_FL_Correia||6||Personal -- Joe and Lesley Correia|
|2003_FL_Cyrus_030125||4||FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's EPCOT -- Billy Ray Cyrus hosting 21st Annual Colgate Country Showdown|
This was an unexpected event. I was at the Epcot Center and came upon filming for a show. The stage was empty except for a studio band and an announcer who counted down from five to zero, at which point the whole audience clapped and cheered. He waved his hand and the audience was totally quiet. He...
|2003_FL_EPCOT||17||FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's EPCOT|
(030125B) Disney's Epcot Center (Future World and World Showcase): I remember watching "Uncle Walt" pitching this theme park on the television show. The park was called "Epcot", an acronym for "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow". (You don't see them pushing it as an acronym anymore.) It...
|2003_FL_Ft_Matanzas||12||FL -- Fort Matanzas Natl Monument|
|2003_FL_LotusphereCS||26||FL -- Lotusphere 2003 (Common Sessions w/Rudy Giuliani, Ronan Tynan)|
Events here include the opening session with Rudy Giuliani, Al Zollar (the previous Lotus software division head, who symbolically handed the Lotus ball over to his replacement), Ambuj Goyal. The blonde woman is Jeanette Horan, Lotus' vice president of products.
Also included is the closing session...
|2003_FL_Lotusphere||30||FL -- Lotusphere 2003 (Regular Sessions)|
|2003_FL_Magic_Kingdom||51||FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's Magic Kingdom|
Two items here: ...
|2003_FL_MGM||29||FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney-MGM Theme Park|
|2003_FL_NASA||34||FL -- Kennedy Space Center -- On day of Columbia disaster|
Saturday was my day to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Despite visiting local people during the week, I had no idea that a landing was planned that day and then it turned out to be ...
|2003_FL_St_Augustine||4||FL -- St. Augustine (incl Lighthouse)|
|2003_FL_WDW_Fireworks||25||Fireworks -- Walt Disney World|
Various items here: ...
|2003_FL_WDW_Hotel||42||FL -- Walt Disney World resort properties|
|2003_GA_Andersonville||51||GA -- Andersonville NHS|
|2003_GA_Bloody_Marsh||4||GA -- Bloody Marsh Battlefield|
|2003_GA_Bonaventure||16||GA -- Savannah -- Bonaventure Cemetery|
|2003_GA_CarterNHS||46||GA -- Plains -- Jimmy Carter NHS|
|2003_GA_Forsyth||7||GA -- Savannah -- Forsyth Park|
|2003_GA_Ft_Frederica||9||GA -- Fort Frederica Natl Monument|
|2003_GA_Ft_McAllister||10||GA -- Fort McAllister State Historic Park|
|2003_GA_Ft_Pulaski||45||GA -- Fort Pulaski Natl Monument|
|2003_GA_Kennesaw_Mtn||26||GA -- Kennesaw Mountain Natl Battlefield Park|
|2003_GA_Ocmulgee||14||GA -- Macon -- Ocmulgee Natl Monument|
|2003_GA_Snake||7||GA -- Fort McAllister State Historic Park -- Redneck Snake-Hunting Safari|
Now, try to imagine. This guy from Texas is wandering through the Fort McAllister State Historic Park when he hears a rattlesnake in the distance. Instead of staying on the trail, he walks 20 or 30 feet to an old wood pile and starts poking a stick into it. Sure enough, there's a rattlesnake. So he...
|2003_GA_St_Simons||6||GA -- St Simons Island (incl Lighthouse)|
St Simons Island has been a part of American history for hundreds of years. The Battle of Bloody Marsh was fought here in 1742. Timber from the area was used to construct the first ships of the U.S. Navy, including the USS Constitution. Aaron Burr sought refuge here after his duel with Alexander...
|2003_GA_Tybee||2||GA -- Tybee Island|
|2003_GA_Warm||22||GA -- Warm Springs -- FDR's Little White House SHS|
|2003_ID_City_Rocks||10||ID -- City of Rocks Natl Reserve|
|2003_ID_Craters_Moon||21||ID -- Craters of the Moon Natl Monument|
|2003_ID_Dust||1||Nature -- Dust storm, ID|
I ran across these a number of times during this trip. These are blinding storms of dust which cut away everything. The land here is so dry that you have to wonder if they should be allowed to waste our rivers trying to make agriculture work out here.
|2003_ID_EBR||2||ID -- EBR-1, the world's first nuclear power plant|
I saw a sign for this on my way through Idaho. The place wasn't opened (the sign said it would open the day after I was there) but I was curious. This information is from their official web site at http://www.anl.gov/OPA/logos20-1/ebr1.htm:
On Dec. 20, 1951, a nuclear reactor produced useful...
|2003_ID_Hagerman||9||ID -- Hagerman Fossil Beds Natl Monument|
|2003_ID_Twin_Falls||19||ID -- Twin Falls|
Frankly, I really hadn't expected to see anything in Twin Falls other than a Costco. But as I drove over a bridge, I saw the gorge of the Snake River and was suddenly impressed. Steep cliffs were on either side of a beautiful valley. The next morning, I went down to Centennial Park and passed a...
|2003_MD_Accident_031011||3||MD -- Accident on I-95|
I was forced to park at the front of the traffic jam north of Baltimore for 40 minutes on my way home after a van spun and ended up perched precariously on a Jersey barrier. There were three ambulances, two medivacs, two fire engines, and a dozen police cars. I was told there weren't any serious...
|2003_MD_Annapolis||11||MD -- Annapolis|
Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is a neat city. The buildings are pretty and pretty old. After Alex Haley's "Roots" novel came out in 1976 and the TV mini-series followed immediately in 1777, Annapolis attracted more attention because it was the location where Haley's ancestor Kunta Kinte arrived as...
|2003_MD_Annapolis_CapBJDK||3||MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Baron Johann de Kalb Statue|
|2003_MD_Annapolis_CapI||17||MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Interior Images|
|2003_MD_Annapolis_CapRT||3||MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Roger B. Taney Sculpture|
|2003_MD_Annapolis_CapTMM||2||MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Thurgood Marshall Memorial|
|2003_MD_Annapolis_Cap||5||MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Exterior Images|
|2003_MD_Antietam_Newcomer||5||MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Newcomer Farm|
I'd heard that the unauthorized-by-Park-Service statue of Robert E Lee had gone up near the Newcomer farm and I wanted to check it out. The Park Service had refused to allow it on the park so this rich guy bought a property that bordered the park and put one up anyway. The Park Service is offended...
|2003_MD_Assateague||10||MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore|
|2003_MD_Barton||17||MD -- Clara Barton NHS|
|2003_MD_Census_030916||70||US Census Bureau -- New building groundbreaking ceremony|
I intercepted an invitation to go the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new US Census Bureau headquarters building. The invitation had been sent to Ken Rogers, the STAT-USA director who had died several years before. The current director, Forrest Williams, and I went instead. As the program...
|2003_MD_Comm_Bridge||40||MD -- Frederick -- Public Art: Community Bridge ("Mural Bridge") @ Carroll Creek Park|
|2003_MD_CrittersMD||41||MD -- Critters -- BC, squirrels, birds, and raccoons|
A bunch of things here: ...
|2003_MD_CumberlandCP||3||MD -- Cumberland -- Canal Place|
|2003_MD_CumberlandC||8||MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Cumberland (Canal and River)|
|2003_MD_CumberlandFCT||2||MD -- Cumberland -- Fort Cumberland Trail (including GW Cabin)|
|2003_MD_CumberlandRR||3||MD -- Cumberland -- Railroad Station and Tracks|
|2003_MD_CumberlandVC||2||MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Cumberland -- Visitor Center|
|2003_MD_Cumberland||3||MD -- Cumberland|
|2003_MD_FONZ_Event_031113||8||MD -- FONZ Event -- "Kandula" preview showing @ Discovery Headquarters|
This was a special event for FONZ donors at the headquarters of Discovery Communications in Silver Spring. I've long desired to get inside that building and this was my first chance. During the event, we saw about half of a new program that had been made about the Zoo's new elephant, Kandula. The...
|2003_MD_Ft_McHenry_O||13||MD -- Fort McHenry Natl Monument -- Pictures From Outside Fort|
|2003_MD_Fury||4||Personal -- Furys|
Two different visits with pictures: ...
|2003_MD_Garber||54||MD -- Suitland -- Paul E Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility|
|2003_MD_Glen_Echo||18||MD -- Glen Echo Park|
|2003_MD_Great_Falls||18||MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Mile 14.4 -- Great Falls (Maryland)|
|2003_MD_GuthrieGMD||2||Family -- Glenn and Dixie Guthrie visiting Maryland|
These pictures were from a very short visit in May.
|2003_MD_HamptonNHS||41||MD -- Hampton NHS|
|2003_MD_Mars||2||Nature -- Mars during its close up time (don't expect much!)|
My mom kept pushing us to go out and see Mars. It was closer to the earth than it had been for something like 800 years and was the brightest star in the night sky. It was certainly easy to spot but photographing it without a telescope was idiotic.
|2003_MD_Metro_SSVw||4||Metro Station -- Silver Spring -- View from platform|
|2003_MD_Metro_SS||3||Metro Station -- Silver Spring|
(METSS) Silver Spring MD....
|2003_MD_Mono_Best||8||MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Best Farm (incl NJ, UDC, and MD monuments)|
|2003_MD_Mono_Gambrill||7||MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Gambrill's Mill|
|2003_MD_Mono_Thomas||8||MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Thomas Farm ("Araby") (incl VT and PA monuments)|
|2003_MD_Mono_Worthington||6||MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Worthington House|
|2003_MD_Mt_Olivet_Cem||19||MD -- Frederick -- Mt Olivet Cemetery|
|2003_MD_NCF||23||MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm|
|2003_MD_Neighbors||7||Neighbors -- Snow shovelers|
|2003_MD_NOAAVw||93||MD -- Silver Spring -- Views from NOAA Buildings|
|2003_MD_NOAA||4||MD -- Silver Spring -- NOAA Building|
|2003_MD_Oxon||51||MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park|
|2003_MD_Patapsco||7||MD -- Patapsco Valley State Park (and Thomas Viaduct)|
|2003_MD_Paw_Paw||16||MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Mile 155.2 -- Paw Paw Tunnel|
|2003_MD_SSV||7||MD -- Silver Spring -- Views from various parking lots|
A couple of entries: ...
|2003_MD_SS_Art_Brushstroke||4||MD -- Silver Spring -- Public Art: A Brushstroke of Discovery (porcelain enamel mural by Narcissus Quagliatain) @ Discovery HQ|
|2003_MD_SS_Discovery||1||MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters|
|2003_MD_SS_Discovery_IX||6||MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters -- Internal Exhibits|
|2003_MD_SS_Res||14||MD -- Silver Spring -- Residential section|
A bunch of things here: ...
|2003_MD_St_Anne||10||MD -- Annapolis -- St Anne's Parish|
|2003_MD_Thomas_Stone||12||MD -- Thomas Stone NHS|
|2003_MD_USNA_Campus||16||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy|
|2003_MD_USNA_Chapel||20||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Chapel|
The present chapel at the Naval Academy had its cornerstone laid in 1905 by Admiral Dewey. In the basement is the crypt for John Paul Jones.
|2003_MD_USNA_Dahlgren||1||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Dahlgren Hall|
|2003_MD_USNA_MemHall||5||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Memorial Hall|
|2003_MD_USNA_Museum_Misc||3||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- Miscellaneous|
It's interesting to see how old fashioned the displays used to look.
|2003_MD_USNA_Museum_Models||11||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- Ship Models|
|2003_MD_USNA_Museum_Moran||1||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- Edward Moran Staircase|
|2003_MD_USNA_Museum_PostWW2||3||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- History: Post WW2|
|2003_MD_USNA_Museum_WW2||3||MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- History: World War II|
|2003_MD_WilliamsportC||13||MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Mile 99.6 -- Williamsport (Maryland)|
|2003_MD_Williamsport||3||MD -- Williamsport|
|2003_NC_Guilford||55||NC -- Guilford Courthouse Natl Military Park|
|2003_NJ_DWG||9||NJ -- Delaware Water Gap Natl Recreation Area|
|2003_NJ_EdisonNHS||4||NJ -- Edison NHS (Laboratory)|
This site was closed for refurbishing the day I was there so I only got outside pictures.
|2003_NJ_Morristown||34||NJ -- Morristown NHP|
|2003_NV_LV_BellagioS||6||NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show|
|2003_NV_LV_Bellagio||4||NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio|
|2003_NV_LV_Caesars||10||NV -- Las Vegas -- Caesars Palace|
|2003_NV_LV_Excalibur||1||NV -- Las Vegas -- Excalibur|
|2003_NV_LV_Flamingo||1||NV -- Las Vegas -- Flamingo|
|2003_NV_LV_Harrahs||2||NV -- Las Vegas -- Harrah's Las Vegas|
|2003_NV_LV_Luxor||5||NV -- Las Vegas -- Luxor Las Vegas|
|2003_NV_LV_MGM_Grand||11||NV -- Las Vegas -- MGM Grand Las Vegas|
|2003_NV_LV_Mirage||6||NV -- Las Vegas -- Mirage|
|2003_NV_LV_NYNY||8||NV -- Las Vegas -- New York, New York|
|2003_NV_LV_Paris||4||NV -- Las Vegas -- Paris Las Vegas|
|2003_NV_LV_Strat||54||NV -- Las Vegas -- Stratosphere -- Views from...|
All of the quoted text are from the direction signs in the Stratosphere Tower (which I photographed and also include here).
|2003_NV_LV_Strip||3||NV -- Las Vegas -- Strip|
|2003_NV_LV_Treasure||2||NV -- Las Vegas -- Treasure Island|
|2003_NV_LV_Tropicana||1||NV -- Las Vegas -- Tropicana|
|2003_NV_LV_Venetian||3||NV -- Las Vegas -- Venetian|
|2003_NY_Brooklyn_BridgeVw||5||NY -- NYC -- Brooklyn Bridge -- Views from...|
|2003_NY_Brooklyn_Bridge||8||NY -- NYC -- Brooklyn Bridge|
|2003_NY_Central_Park||7||NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Not covered elsewhere|
|2003_NY_CP_Maine||2||NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- USS Maine Natl Monument|
|2003_NY_CP_Marti||1||NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Jose Julian Marti (equestrian statue)|
|2003_NY_CP_Sherman||2||NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Sherman Monument|
|2003_NY_Federal_Hall||11||NY -- NYC -- Federal Hall Natl Memorial (26 Wall Street)|
|2003_NY_Grand_Central||22||NY -- NYC -- Grand Central Terminal|
When I was there, there was an art show going on. The "TV's for Movie People" exhibit was sponsored by the AMC channel and the School of Visual Arts (SVA). It featured 50 one-of-a-kind customized television sets which highlighted a particular scene from a favorite movie. For example, the shower scene...
|2003_NY_Herald_Sq||2||NY -- NYC -- Herald Square|
|2003_NY_Madison_SqPk||4||NY -- NYC -- Madison Square Park|
|2003_NY_Madison_SqPk_Gothic||3||NY -- NYC -- Temporary Art: Gothic: Caterpillar & Chantier (by Wim Delvoye) @ Madison Square Park|
Wim Delvoye's Gothic: Caterpillar & Chantier
On View Jun 27, 2003 – Sep 30, 2003
In Wim Delvoye's Gothic, divine merges with secular, past meets present, and ornament overcomes strict functionality. In his life-size replicas of Caterpillar excavators, Delvoye (b.1965, Wervik, Belgium) juxtaposes...
|2003_NY_NYC||2||NY -- NYC -- Miscellaneous|
|2003_NY_NYC_Chrysler||1||NY -- NYC -- Chysler Building (405 Lexington Avenue)|
|2003_NY_NYC_City_Hall||1||NY -- NYC -- City Hall/Park|
|2003_NY_NYC_Crown_Bldg||4||NY -- NYC -- Crown Building (730 Fifth Avenue)|
|2003_NY_NYC_EmpireI||2||NY -- NYC -- Empire State Building -- Interior|
|2003_NY_NYC_EmpireVw||93||NY -- NYC -- Empire State Building -- Views from...|
|2003_NY_NYC_EmpireX||2||NY -- NYC -- Empire State Building -- Exterior|
|2003_NY_NYC_Gainsborough||1||NY -- NYC -- Gainsborough Studios (222 Central Park South)|
|2003_NY_NYC_Garment_Needle||1||NY -- NYC -- Public Art: Giant Needle and Button (by Judith Weller)|
|2003_NY_NYC_Macys||2||NY -- NYC -- Macy's Herald Square|
|2003_NY_NYC_Muni||1||NY -- NYC -- David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building (1 Centre St.)|
|2003_NY_NYC_St_Patricks||28||NY -- NYC -- St. Patrick's Cathedral (Fifth Avenue)|
|2003_NY_NYC_St_Paul||19||NY -- NYC -- St. Paul's Chapel (209 Broadway)|
St Paul's was used as a main station for rescue and recovery workers after September 11.
|2003_NY_NYC_Transfiguration||1||NY -- NYC -- Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner) (1 East 29th St.)|
|2003_NY_Rock_Center||34||NY -- NYC -- Rockefeller Center|
The art things around the center were a temporary exhibit by Takashi Murakami. The brochure describes him this way:
... The artist... has created an ever-expanding kaleidoscope matrix of happy flowers, fanged mushrooms, winking eyeballs, and mutant cartoon characters that are at once sweet and...
|2003_NY_Storm_King_SP||1||NY -- Storm King State Park|
|2003_NY_Times_Square||19||NY -- NYC -- Times Square|
|2003_NY_Trinity||15||NY -- NYC -- Trinity Church (74 Trinity Place)|
|2003_NY_TR_Birthplace||1||NY -- NYC -- Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (28 East 20th St.)|
|2003_NY_Union_Sq||1||NY -- NYC -- Union Square Park|
|2003_NY_UN_Art_Golden||3||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art (Inside): Golden Rule (Norman Rockwell)|
|2003_NY_UN_Art_Struggle||7||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art (Inside): Mankind's Struggle for a Lasting Peace (Jose Vela Zanetti)|
|2003_NY_UN_Disarmament||6||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Exhibit: Disarmament (incl Hiroshima)|
|2003_NY_UN_GA||5||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: General Assembly|
|2003_NY_UN_Inside||2||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Miscellaneous Inside|
|2003_NY_UN_Inside_Art||14||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art: Indoors|
|2003_NY_UN_Memoriam||1||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Exhibit: In Memoriam|
|2003_NY_UN_Outside||2||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Outside images|
|2003_NY_UN_Outside_Art||9||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art: Outdoors|
|2003_NY_UN_SC||4||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: Security Council|
|2003_NY_UN_TC||2||NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: Trusteeship Council|
|2003_NY_Washington_Sq||1||NY -- NYC -- Washington Square Park|
|2003_NY_WP_Campus||1||NY -- West Point Military Academy -- Campus|
My second visit to West Point was considerably more disappointing than my first visit (before 9/11). Then, you could go anywhere on campus except within the central dorm area. You could also visit West Point's cemetery which has lots of people include George Custer and Ulysses Grant's son. But they...
|2003_NY_WP_Chapel||9||NY -- West Point Military Academy -- Chapel|
|2003_NY_WP_Museum||16||NY -- West Point Military Academy -- Museum|
The West Point Museum dates back to 1854. It has some interesting artifacts and recreations divided into six galleries: "Large Weapons" (artillery pieces, tanks, cannons), "Small Weapons" (hand-held weaponry), "West Point" (uniforms and artifacts related to major people here), "History of Warfare"...
|2003_NY_WP_Trophy||12||NY -- West Point Military Academy -- Trophy Point|
|2003_NY_WTC||24||NY -- NYC -- World Trade Center site|
Another trip back to the World Trade Center site. By this point, they're ready to build and the plans have been awarded although there's still some dickering going on. They're building a cover for the commuter trains and there's a cross in the yard that came from WTC pieces.
|2003_PA_Bell||9||PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Liberty Bell|
|2003_PA_CWPT_Dinner_030906||25||CWPT Grand Review (2003) in Gettysburg -- Dinner: Gettysburg Visitor Center (w/Ben Stein)|
|2003_PA_CWPT_Getty_030907||73||CWPT Grand Review (2003) in Gettysburg -- Tour group: Devil's Den (w/Garry Adelman)|
|2003_PA_Forge_Chapel||2||PA -- Valley Forge -- Washington Memorial Chapel|
|2003_PA_Franklin_Ct||16||PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Franklin Court|
|2003_PA_Friendship||15||PA -- Friendship Hill NHS|
|2003_PA_Ft_Necessity_BGrave||3||PA -- Fort Necessity Natl Battlefield -- Braddock Grave|
|2003_PA_Ft_Necessity_Fort||11||PA -- Fort Necessity Natl Battlefield -- Fort|
|2003_PA_Ft_Necessity_Tavern||8||PA -- Fort Necessity Natl Battlefield -- Mt Washington Tavern|
|2003_PA_Getty_Culp||28||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2/3 -- Culp's Hill|
|2003_PA_Getty_Cyc||19||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Visitor Center -- Cyclorama|
|2003_PA_Getty_Day1||32||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 1 -- Misc battle sites|
|2003_PA_Getty_Day2||24||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Misc battle sites|
|2003_PA_Getty_Devils||19||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Devils Den and valley|
|2003_PA_Getty_Hancock||15||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2/3 -- Hancock Avenue|
|2003_PA_Getty_HighWater||29||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 3 -- High Water Mark (Copse of Trees)|
|2003_PA_Getty_RoundTops||9||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Round Tops|
|2003_PA_Getty_Seminary||1||PA -- Gettysburg -- Lutheran Theological Seminary|
|2003_PA_Getty_WarfieldV||7||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Warfield Ridge Obs Tower -- Views from...|
|2003_PA_Getty_WConfAve||52||PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2/3 -- West Confederate Ave|
|2003_PA_Grandview||8||PA -- Johnstown -- Grandview Cemetery|
|2003_PA_Hopewell_NHS||30||PA -- Hopewell Furnace NHS|
|2003_PA_IndependenceI||25||PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Independence Square (interiors)|
|2003_PA_Independence||15||PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Independence Square (exteriors)|
|2003_PA_Johnstown_FloodC||1||PA -- Johnstown Flood Natl Memorial -- Club|
|2003_PA_Johnstown_Flood||12||PA -- Johnstown Flood Natl Memorial|
|2003_PA_Natl_RoadPA||4||PA -- Historic National Road|
|2003_PA_Poe||11||PA -- Philadelphia -- Edgar Allan Poe NHS|
|2003_PA_Portage||23||PA -- Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS|
|2003_PA_SteamtownIV||2||PA -- Scranton -- Steamtown NHS -- Interior Vehicles|
|2003_PA_SteamtownX||18||PA -- Scranton -- Steamtown NHS -- Exterior Items|
|2003_PA_Valley_Forge||38||PA -- Valley Forge NHP|
|2003_SC_Bridge||1||SC -- Charleston -- Factories by the river|
I smelled this stuff the night I spent in Charleston.
|2003_SC_Charleston_Aquarium||17||SC -- Charleston -- South Carolina Aquarium|
|2003_SC_Charleston_Battery||27||SC -- Charleston -- West Point Gardens (Battery Park) and nearby homes|
Also included here is St Michael's Episcopal Church which has the graves of two signers of the US Constitution -- John Rutledge and Charles Cotesworth Pinkley. (I arrived on a Sunday and the church is closed to visitors on that day so I didn't get to go in; the AAA book raved about the interior of...
|2003_SC_Charleston_Harbor||3||SC -- Charleston -- Harbor and coastal views|
|2003_SC_Cowpens||23||SC -- Cowpens Natl Battlefield|
|2003_SC_Ft_Moultrie||54||SC -- Charleston -- Fort Moultrie Natl Monument|
|2003_SC_Ft_Sumter||33||SC -- Charleston -- Fort Sumter Natl Monument|
|2003_SC_Ft_Sumter_Boat||15||SC -- Charleston -- Fort Sumter Natl Monument -- Boatride to...|
|2003_SC_Hunley||2||SC -- Charleston -- CSS Hunley restoration facility|
The HL Hunley was a Confederate submarine, one of the military firsts of the Civil War. After a lot of trials and errors and fatalities, all of which the chief financier Hunley blamed on human error, the submarine was towed into the waters around Charleston during the Union naval blockade. On the...
|2003_SC_Kings_Mtn||17||SC -- Kings Mountain Natl Military Park|
|2003_SC_Pinckney||3||SC -- Charles Pinckney NHS|
|2003_UT_Antelope||10||UT -- Antelope Island State Park|
|2003_UT_Arches||30||UT -- Arches Natl Park|
|2003_UT_Best_Friends||28||UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary|
|2003_UT_Brighton||6||UT -- Brighton -- Ski Resort area|
Brighton is one of the ski resorts in the Salt Lake City area. It has a number of beautiful lakes. I walked around one on a trail that was sometimes two feet deep in snow.
Historically, it is the site of the first statewide Pioneer Day Celebration, something Mormons do to celebrate Brigham Young's...
|2003_UT_Bryce||38||UT -- Bryce Canyon Natl Park|
|2003_UT_Canyonlands||36||UT -- Canyonlands Natl Park|
Two separate trips into Canyonlands:...
|2003_UT_Cedar_Breaks||8||UT -- Cedar Breaks Natl Monument|
|2003_UT_Copper||8||UT -- Bingham Canyon -- Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine|
|2003_UT_Dead_Horse||9||UT -- Moab -- Dead Horse Point State Park|
|2003_UT_Natural_Bridges||15||UT -- Natural Bridges Natl Monument|
|2003_UT_Newspaper||16||UT -- Newspaper Rock|
|2003_UT_Red_Canyon||6||UT -- Red Canyon (Dixie Natl Forest)|
|2003_UT_Salt_Assembly||3||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Assembly Hall|
|2003_UT_Salt_BYHP||1||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Brigham Young Historic Park|
|2003_UT_Salt_CapI||18||UT -- Salt Lake City -- State Capitol -- Interior|
|2003_UT_Salt_Cap||15||UT -- Salt Lake City -- State Capitol|
|2003_UT_Salt_COB_Views||13||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Church Office Building -- Views from...|
|2003_UT_Salt_Council_Hall||3||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Council Hall|
|2003_UT_Salt_Lake||1||UT -- Salt Lake City|
|2003_UT_Salt_LibraryVw||13||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Main Library -- Views from...|
|2003_UT_Salt_Library||17||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Main Library|
|2003_UT_Salt_Pioneer||3||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument (Brigham Young Grave)|
|2003_UT_Salt_Tabernacle||2||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Tabernacle|
|2003_UT_Salt_TempleSq||10||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Miscellaneous Sites|
|2003_UT_Salt_Temple||8||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Salt Lake Temple|
|2003_UT_Salt_WashSq||4||UT -- Salt Lake City -- Washington Square|
|2003_UT_SpikeVC||2||UT -- Golden Spike NHS -- Visitor Center: Main Displays|
|2003_UT_Spike||11||UT -- Golden Spike NHS|
|2003_UT_Spike_Auto||3||UT -- Golden Spike NHS -- Auto Tour|
|2003_UT_Spike_Big_Fill||4||UT -- Golden Spike NHS -- Big Fill Loop Trail|
|2003_UT_Thiokol||9||UT -- Thiokol Rocket Display|
|2003_UT_TimeshareUT||6||Personal -- Timeshare in Snowbird, UT|
I had a timeshare for the week at Iron Blosam Resort in Snowbird, Utah. These pictures are from around that area, including the town of Sandy and looking out on nearby Salt Lake City. The pictures from (030521) are smog. In reality, there's a fair amount of smog in Salt Lake City. With the tall...
|2003_UT_Timpanogos||22||UT -- Timpanogos Cave Natl Monument|
|2003_VA_APHill_Shooting||1||VA -- Petersburg -- A.P. Hill fatal shooting site|
|2003_VA_Appomattox||34||VA -- Appomattox Court House NHP|
|2003_VA_Arlington_Kennedy||2||VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Kennedy Gravesites|
|2003_VA_Arlington_Lee||21||VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Robert E. Lee Memorial|
|2003_VA_Arlington_Main||3||VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Not Covered Elsewhere|
|2003_VA_Arlington_Views||4||VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Views from...|
|2003_VA_Chancellorsville||4||VA -- Chancellorsville Natl Battlefield|
|2003_VA_Chatham||22||VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Chatham|
|2003_VA_Chincoteague||19||VA -- Chincoteague Natl Wildlife Refuge|
|2003_VA_Cold_Harbor||2||VA -- Cold Harbor Natl Battlefield|
|2003_VA_Cold_Harbor_Adams||1||VA -- Cold Harbor Natl Battlefield -- Adams Farm property|
|2003_VA_Crow_030701||2||Wolf Trap -- Sheryl Crow|
Sheryl had been a backup singer for a number of superstars before finally getting her own album together. Before it could be released, she decided to drop it since it didn't reflect the sound she wanted. She figured that this was the end of her career and, after a bought of depression, joined a group of...
|2003_VA_CWPT_Breakfast_030427||10||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Talk: Civil War church service and wrap-up|
|2003_VA_CWPT_Cold_030424||52||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Tour group: Cold Harbor|
Tour guide: Gordon Rhea
|2003_VA_CWPT_Dinner_030425||25||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Dinner: Color Bearers|
This event featured James ("Bud") Robertson Jr and William C Davis, who talked among other things about educating students on the Civil War, and a follow-up dessert event.
|2003_VA_CWPT_Dinner_030426||128||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Banquet: Awards|
The annual awards dinner was held at the Tredegar Iron Works in downtown Richmond. The site is the NPS visitor center for the NPS's battlefield park and features a new statue of Abraham Lincoln and his son Todd who came to Richmond right after the city fell in 1865. (The statue was unveiled on April 5,...
|2003_VA_CWPT_Pamplin_030424||37||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Dinner: Pamplin Historical Park|
Pamplin Historical Park is a private effort which includes significant siege lines south of Petersburg. It also includes the Federal break-thru point during the April 2 1865 mass attacks following the Confederate defeat at Five Forks.
This family event will feature music once held dear to the hearts of...
|2003_VA_CWPT_Panel_030424||30||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Lunch: And panel discussion|
The luncheon for the CWPT annual conference ("Breaking the Line: The Petersburg Campaign") included a talk by Jim Lighthizer. Afterward, there were two panel discussions. The first, by James Robertson Jr, Budge Weidman, and Ernest Furgurson, discussed "The Common Soldier". The second, by Chris Calkins,...
|2003_VA_CWPT_Peter_030425||38||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Tour group: Petersburg 1865|
Tour guide: Andy Talkov, Pamplin Historical Park historian.
It covered a variety of sites: Hatcher's Run (a CWPT site), the Lewis Farm, White Oak Road (a CWPT site), Five Forks, lunch at the Pamplin Historical Park Battlefield Center, AP Hill's death site, the Banks site (a Pamplin property), Fort...
|2003_VA_CWPT_Retreat_030426||57||CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Tour group: Lee's Retreat|
Tour guide: Chris Calkins, a leading Petersburg historian for the National Park Service.
It included stops at Amelia Court House, Jetersville, Amelia Springs, the Lockett Farm, Sailor's Creek, and Appomattox Court House.
|2003_VA_Doobies_030630||5||Wolf Trap -- Doobie Brothers|
The Doobie Brothers have been through a number of staff changes. Personally, the songs I remember most by them were sung by Michael McDonald who I saw solo in Nashville maybe six years before -- he's no longer with the band. They currently consist of Tom Johnston (guitar/vocals), Patrick Simmons...
|2003_VA_Firstman_030701||3||Wolf Trap -- Joe Firstman|
Joe was Sheryl Crow's opening act. I wasn't expecting much but he was damned good! Afterward, he was signing copies of his EP "Wives Tales" (which they charged all of $5 for) and that's where these pictures were taken.
|2003_VA_Five_Forks||7||VA -- Five Forks|
|2003_VA_Fred_JF||11||VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Jackson's Front|
|2003_VA_Fred_MH||7||VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Marye's Heights|
|2003_VA_Fred_VC||2||VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Visitor's Center|
|2003_VA_Great_FallsVAVC||2||VA -- McLean -- Great Falls Park -- Visitor Center|
|2003_VA_Great_FallsVA||24||VA -- McLean -- Great Falls Park|
|2003_VA_GWB||33||VA -- George Washington Birthplace Natl Monument|
|2003_VA_Hatchers||2||VA -- Petersburg -- Hatcher's Run|
|2003_VA_Hillary_030625||1||Costco @ Pentagon City -- Hillary Clinton ("Living History")|
Interesting event! They advertised in the paper for this and of course Costco is for members only. It turns out that you had to have a coupon to get her signed book and they had ...
|2003_VA_Hollywood_Cem||38||VA -- Richmond -- Hollywood Cemetery|
|2003_VA_Lacy||12||VA -- Chancellorsville Natl Battlefield -- Lacy House (Ellwood)|
|2003_VA_Lee_Retreat||7||VA -- Lee's Retreat -- Miscellaneous sites|
|2003_VA_Loggins_030721||2||Wolf Trap -- Kenny Loggins|
This was a wonderful concert. He didn't look like I remembered him but he sang well and enjoyed himself as much as we did. He even had couches and such on the stage that he used and for a number of songs sat on the edge of the stage with his feet dangling in the pit.
|2003_VA_Manassas_Chinn||1||VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Chinn Ridge|
|2003_VA_Manassas_Cuts||3||VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Unfinished Railroad and Deep Cuts|
|2003_VA_Manassas_Groveton||17||VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Groveton Conf Cemetery and NY Monuments|
|2003_VA_Manassas_Hills||11||VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Henry, Matthews, Buck Hills|
|2003_VA_Manassas_Sudley||1||VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Sudley Church and Ford|
|2003_VA_Marathon||9||Marine Corps Marathon|
|2003_VA_Meat_Loaf_030907||2||Wolf Trap -- Meat Loaf|
This was a concert that allowed photography and, stupidly, I didn't ask in advance. It's weird because there's always a policy of no photographs but most performers really don't care. But if you follow the rules, you don't do anything...
|2003_VA_Pamplin||7||VA -- Petersburg -- Pamplin Historical Park|
|2003_VA_Pentagon911||2||VA -- Arlington -- Pentagon -- 9/11 two years after the event|
It was the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Unlike for the previous year, there weren't any special events at my building. There were some at Arlington and at the Pentagon as well as some local places but that was it. I thought I'd go to the Pentagon and take some pictures of the place from the...
|2003_VA_PetersburgNB||18||VA -- Petersburg Natl Battlefield|
|2003_VA_PetersburgWF||3||VA -- Petersburg Natl Battlefield -- Western Front|
|2003_VA_Richmond_Vistas||16||VA -- Richmond -- View from Omni Richmond motel|
|2003_VA_Saylers_Creek||13||VA -- Lee's Retreat -- Sayler's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park|
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Bldg||11||VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Building|
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Cases||2||VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Exhibit Cases|
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Close||9||VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Exhibit: Close Encounters Mother Ship Model|
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Main||255||VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Main Hangar|
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Open_031215||9||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Event: Public Opening Day Event|
2003/12/15: I decided to go back for the official first day of the center opening. Of course plane-freak John Travolta and the upper echelon had been there the previous week but then the simple members like me had beaten them the previous weekend which was cool.
I thought there might be some special...
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_PreOpen_031206||16||Udvar-Hazy Center -- Event: Pre-Opening Member Event|
2003/12/06: While the official public opening of the Udvar-Hazy Center is December 15, this was an Appreciation Day one-day pre-opening for donors and National Air and Space Society members. 11,000 or 12,000 people were registered to show up for at least part of the day. It happened to be the day after...
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Space||20||VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Space Hangar|
|2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Tower||4||VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Donald Engen Observation Tower|
|2003_VA_Skyline||9||VA -- Shenandoah Natl Park (Skyline Drive)|
|2003_VA_Spotsylvania||14||VA -- Spotsylvania Natl Battlefield|
|2003_VA_Thompsons||40||Personal -- Richard Thompson's family|
|2003_VA_Totopotomoy||2||VA -- Richmond Natl Battlefield Park -- Totopotomoy Crossing (Rural Plains)|
|2003_VA_Tredegar||6||VA -- Richmond Natl Battlefield Park -- Tredegar Iron Works -- Grounds|
|2003_VA_Tritt_030821||6||Wolf Trap -- Travis Tritt|
Tritt gave a good performance and you were allowed to take photographs (which made me wish I'd brought a better camera). He did a tribute to his friend Merle Haggard who had died recently. At one point, he sang "Sweet Home Alabama," which has become a redneck anthem. (Keep in mind that Neil Young wrote...
|2003_VA_VA911||2||VA -- Pentagon City -- Two years after 9/11|
It was the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. After taking a few pictures of the Pentagon from the Pentagon City parking lot (because I wasn't allowed to take any from the Pentagon itself), I photographed a few of the US flags that were flying that day. A security guard stopped me at Pentagon City,...
|2003_VA_White_Oak_Road||3||VA -- Five Forks -- White Oak Road|
|2003_VA_Wolf_TrapR_030814||8||VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- Reception for "Barber of Seville" opera|
Once a year, Wolf Trap lets me come to a free performance and throws in a wonderful dinner. This was the first (and probably only) opera I'd seen. It was pleasant and the stage was nicely done but I preferred the cartoon more. I enjoyed the backstage meet and greet with some of the stars though.
|2003_WI_GuthrieG_HomeHC||1||WI -- High Cliff -- Glenn and Dixie Home|
|2003_WV_Harpers_Cem||2||WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Cemetery (Private)|
|2003_WV_Harpers_Church||2||WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Churches (Some Private)|
|2003_WV_Harpers_Ext||9||WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Exterior Shots|
|2003_WV_Harpers_Flood_030920||42||WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Exterior Shots -- Flood Watch|
Hurricane Isabel had already knocked my power off (and it would remain off for 5+ days). In Alexandria, Annapolis, and Baltimore, they had flooding. One place that seems to flood with regularity is Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. So off I went to see it myself. The...
|2003_WV_Harpers_JeffR||2||WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Jefferson Rock|
|2003_WV_Harpers_MH||12||WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Maryland Heights Trail and Vista|
|2003_WV_Not_Now||13||Office (STAT-USA) -- Cathie Tynan in "Not Now, Darling" (out in Charles Town, WV)|
|2003_WY_Flaming_Gorge||3||WY -- Flaming Gorge Natl Recreation Area|
|2003_XX_Eclipse_031108||6||Nature -- Lunar eclipse|
The full lunar eclipse was a big event so I went out periodically to freeze my butt and take photos. It was a clear night until my neighbor brought out his new telescope in time for the eclipse going total, at which point it promptly clouded up and basically stayed that way.
|2003_XX_Flight||3||Flights (Various) 2003|
(030124) A couple of video clips from the flight from DC to Orlando for the 10th Annual Lotusphere conference. The flight was two hours late and I was pretty cranky by the time I got down there. Although I was over the wing and didn't have a great view of anything, I took video clips during the...
|2003_XX_Sunset||4||Nature -- Sunset|
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