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2003_AZ_Four_Corners8Four Corners (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado)
2003_AZ_Glen_Canyon40AZ -- Glen Canyon Natl Recreation Area -- Navajo Bridge, Lees Ferry, Dam, and Lake
2003_AZ_GRC_N_Animals4AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- North Rim -- Animals
Deer.
2003_AZ_GRC_N_Scenery39AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- North Rim -- Scenery
2003_AZ_GRC_S_Animals28AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Animals
California Condors, squirrels, a coyote.
2003_AZ_GRC_S_Manmade11AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Man-made Structures
2003_AZ_GRC_S_Scenery65AZ -- Grand Canyon Natl Park -- South Rim -- Scenery
2003_AZ_Montezuma_Castle3AZ -- Montezuma Castle Natl Monument -- Castle
2003_AZ_Montezuma_Well7AZ -- Montezuma Castle Natl Monument -- Well
2003_AZ_Monument21AZ -- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
2003_AZ_Oak_Creek13AZ -- Sedona -- Oak Creek Canyon
2003_AZ_Sunset_Crater13AZ -- Sunset Crater Volcano Natl Monument
2003_AZ_Tuzigoot9AZ -- Tuzigoot Natl Monument
2003_AZ_Wupatki20AZ -- Wupatki Natl Monument
2003_CO_Black_Canyon16CO -- Black Canyon of the Gunnison Natl Park
2003_CO_Colorado_Mon20CO -- Colorado Natl Monument
2003_CO_Dinosaur50CO -- Dinosaur Natl Monument
2003_CO_Hovenweep23CO -- Hovenweep Natl Monument
2003_CO_Mesa_Verde56CO -- Mesa Verde Natl Park
2003_DC_1stDiv2DC -- Ellipse -- First Division Monument
2003_DC_4th_Concert_03070323DC -- 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_03070427Fireworks -- 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_0309085Smithsonian 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_0307299Natl 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_03062711Natl 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_AmerInd2DC -- 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_03040930Natl 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_Aquatic16DC -- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
2003_DC_Arboretum46DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum
2003_DC_Arboretum_Bonsai5DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum -- National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
2003_DC_Arboretum_CapCols8DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum -- National Capitol Columns
2003_DC_Archives6DC -- Natl Archives -- Exterior
2003_DC_Archives_Rotunda48DC -- Natl Archives -- Rotunda
2003_DC_B20201DC -- 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_03121193British-American Business Assn (BABA) 2nd Annual Plymouth Gin Martini Evening
2003_DC_Botanic26DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden
2003_DC_Botanic_Stink5DC -- 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_03111811Smithsonian 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_BSM1DC -- Ellipse -- Boy Scout Memorial
2003_DC_Burns_0303154Env 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_Butt1DC -- Ellipse -- Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain
2003_DC_Candace_0307092Olsson'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_CapitolX15DC -- 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_Capitol5DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
2003_DC_CB_Princess_0304014DC -- 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_03040438DC -- 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_03120242Dept of Commerce -- Event: CFC event
Department's CFC fund-raiser event in the main lobby.
2003_DC_Cherry147DC -- 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_0310289NPC -- 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_03110618DC -- 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_Gardens10DC -- Mall -- Constitution Gardens (incl Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
2003_DC_Corcoran2DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
2003_DC_CrittersDC8DC -- 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_03021132CWPT'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_03031919CWPT -- Lunch @ DC headquarters
2003_DC_DC9112DC -- 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_0305057Dept 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_DOC1DC -- Dept of Commerce Building (Herbert C. Hoover Bldg)
The NOAA display from DOC main lobby.
2003_DC_DOC_VOIP_03030519Dept 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_03042258Dept 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_Ellipse3DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2003_DC_Foley_0304219Smithsonian 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_0310176DC -- 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_0310159DC -- 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_03042812DC -- FONZ Tour -- Special tour with Clinton Fields (and Lucy Spelman)
2003_DC_FONZ_Viewing_03112531DC -- 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_03051210Smithsonian 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_Fords5DC -- 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_FOSE10DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)
Two visits:
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2003_DC_Henny3Personal -- Lisa Keller-Decker
2003_DC_Horwitz_0309095Olsson'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_03102711DC -- 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_Mem1DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
2003_DC_JSS_03012348James 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_03021345James Smithson Society event -- Arts & Industries
2003_DC_JSS_03031830James Smithson Society event -- Hirshhorn (Gerhard Richter)
2003_DC_JSS_03062195James 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_03073041James 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_03082138James Smithson Society lunch -- Building Facilities
2003_DC_JSS_03092547James Smithson Society lunch -- Air & Space (Wright Brothers)
The talk was given by Tom Crouch from the National Air and Space Museum.
2003_DC_JSS_03112042James Smithson Society event -- Portrait Gallery (Brush with History)
2003_DC_JSS_03120354James Smithson Society event -- Natural History (Hall of Mammals)
This event was cosponsored with the Contributing Membership folks.
2003_DC_JSS_Tour_03062120James 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_0311059Smithsonian 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_03121614Smithsonian 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_War9DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
2003_DC_KWar_03072644DC -- 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_03072743DC -- Mall -- Event: Korean War 50th Anniversary (2003)
2003_DC_Lafayette_Square20DC -- Lafayette Square (by White House) area
2003_DC_Law3DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2003_DC_Lincoln_Mem15DC -- Lincoln Memorial
Visits here:...
2003_DC_Lovell_03111412Natl 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_Mall9DC -- Natl Mall area
2003_DC_March_0303157DC -- 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_0311187Smithsonian 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_0311034Smithsonian 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_JBailey1DC -- Public Art: Murals by John Bailey
2003_DC_NA100_0310153Natl 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_0311071Natl 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_0311211Natl 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_0311143Natl 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_Drill10Naval 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_0309305Natl 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_0309244Natl 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_CSA2DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained Glass -- Confederate Windows
2003_DC_NCath_Glass70DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained glass
2003_DC_NCath_I12DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Interior Images (except stained glass)
2003_DC_NCath_Open_03092739DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Open House
2003_DC_NCath_O11DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Outside Images
2003_DC_NCath_Views22DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Views from...
2003_DC_Newt_0306114DC -- 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_NGASG5DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
2003_DC_NPC_BookFair_03111271NPC -- 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_031210120Office (STAT-USA) -- Larry Campbell's retirement coffee
Larry wanted photos with everyone who attended.
2003_DC_Office_STAT27Office (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_PostI4DC -- Old Post Office -- Inside (Pavilion / Hotel)
2003_DC_Old_PostV58DC -- Old Post Office -- Views from tower
2003_DC_Old_Post2DC -- Old Post Office / Trump Finger -- Outside
2003_DC_Olympia_0307092Olsson's -- Olympia Dukakis ("Ask Me Again Tomorrow")
Olympia was in town to promote her new memoir "Ask Me Again Tomorrow"
2003_DC_Palahniuk_0309156NPC -- 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_Pershing1DC -- Pershing Park (became National World War I Memorial in 2021)
2003_DC_Pitch_0309163Capitol 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_03050512Smithsonian 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_03112451Smithsonian 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_03092612Smithsonian 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_03021116Smithsonian 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_03120719Smithsonian 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_03050422Smithsonian 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_0303107Smithsonian 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_Belmont14DC -- Capitol Hill -- Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
2003_DC_Sherman2DC -- Sherman Memorial
2003_DC_SIAH_9117DC -- 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_Bldg1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exterior Shots
2003_DC_SIAH_Burden2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Glorious Burden
2003_DC_SIAH_Ceremonial2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Ceremonial Court
2003_DC_SIAH_Fast_Attack6DC -- 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_Gowns3DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: First Ladies
2003_DC_SIAH_Int1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Miscellaneous Interior Shots
2003_DC_SIAH_Lemelson2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Lemelson Center
2003_DC_SIAH_More_Perfect4DC -- 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_Move66DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: America on the Move
2003_DC_SIAH_PopCult4DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Pop Culture
2003_DC_SIAH_Separate1DC -- 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_Point6DC -- 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_SIAIB41DC -- Arts and Industries Bldg
Several visits:...
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall100A13DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: (a) Milestones of Flight
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall102A5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall112A1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 112: (a) Lunar Exploration Vehicles
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall114A11DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: (a) Space Race
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall203A3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 203: (a) Sea-Air Operations
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall205A2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: (a) World War II Aviation
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall208A1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: (a) Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2003_DC_SIAIR_Gall209A17DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: (a) Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2003_DC_SIHG3DC -- Smithsonian Gardens: Enid A. Haupt Garden @ Smithsonian Castle
2003_DC_SIHIRO1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)
This was a new outdoor sculpture they were installing outside of the Hirshhorn.
2003_DC_SIHIR1DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2003_DC_SINH_Fossils5DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Fossil Mammals/Dinosaurs
2003_DC_SINH_Gems4DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Geology, Gems, and Minerals
2003_DC_SINH_Mammals191DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Hall of Mammals
Four separate visits to the newly-opened exhibit.
2003_DC_SINH_Rotunda3DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Rotunda
2003_DC_SINH_Skeletons4DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Osteology: Hall of Bones
2003_DC_SINZ_Art2DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Public Art
2003_DC_SINZ_Bear11DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bears
2003_DC_SINZ_Bird8DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bird House
2003_DC_SINZ_BV51DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- American Trail (formerly Beaver Valley) (sea lions, seals, pelicans, beavers, otters, bald eagles, ravens, and grey wolves)
2003_DC_SINZ_Cat46DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats
2003_DC_SINZ_Const10DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects
2003_DC_SINZ_Elephant29DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2003_DC_SINZ_Invert22DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates
2003_DC_SINZ_Main19DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere
2003_DC_SINZ_Mammal38DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House (plus Lemurs)
2003_DC_SINZ_Panda20DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2003_DC_SINZ_Primate4DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates
2003_DC_SINZ_Reptile10DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House
2003_DC_SIRG_Bldg4DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2003_DC_SIRG_Perm35DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2003_DC_SIRG_Salon12DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2003_DC_SI_Carousel1DC -- Smithsonsian Carousel on the Mall
2003_DC_SI_Castle6DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
2003_DC_SI_Castle_Crypt2DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) -- Smithson Crypt area
2003_DC_SI_Ripley_Brush121DC -- 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_Storm4DC -- Isabel-uprooted trees by Natl Cathedral
2003_DC_St_Johns1DC -- Downtown -- St John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square (1525 H St., NW)
2003_DC_Tattoo27DC -- 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_03102614DC -- 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_Columbus6DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Fountain
2003_DC_Union_StationI9DC -- Union Station (Interior)
2003_DC_Union_StationX12DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Christmas Display
2003_DC_USDC2DC -- Judiciary Square -- US District Court for DC Bldg (E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse)
2003_DC_Viet_Wall13DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
2003_DC_Vlach_0304086Capitol 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_VOA20DC -- Voice of America
2003_DC_Wash_MonI6DC -- Washington Monument -- Interior
2003_DC_Wash_MonV155DC -- Washington Monument -- Views from...
Several visits this year.
2003_DC_Wash_MonW56DC -- Washington Monument -- Interior -- Walk-down tour
2003_DC_Wash_Mon58DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
2003_DC_WCCCW_03012442DC -- 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_WCCVw4DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Views from...
2003_DC_WCC9DC -- Washington Convention Center
Two visits during FOSE.
2003_DC_White_House5DC -- White House
Included in here:...
2003_DC_WHouse_Passby1DC -- Presidential Helicopter flyby
The Presidential helicopter passes by the land in the back yard of the White House.
2003_DC_WHouse_Penn1DC -- White House -- Pennsylvania Avenue section
2003_DC_WHouse_Tree14DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2003)
2003_DC_Woodward_0306104DC -- 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_WWII16DC -- World War II Memorial -- Under construction
2003_DC_Young_03041110Natl 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_Kingdom69FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's Animal Kingdom
2003_FL_BellW_HomeAL9FL -- Altoona -- Bell Home
2003_FL_Castillo31FL -- St. Augustine -- Castillo de San Marcos Natl Monument
2003_FL_Correia6Personal -- Joe and Lesley Correia
2003_FL_Cyrus_0301254FL -- 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_EPCOT17FL -- 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_Matanzas12FL -- Fort Matanzas Natl Monument
2003_FL_LotusphereCS26FL -- 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_Lotusphere30FL -- Lotusphere 2003 (Regular Sessions)
2003_FL_Magic_Kingdom51FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's Magic Kingdom
Two items here: ...
2003_FL_MGM29FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney-MGM Theme Park
2003_FL_NASA34FL -- 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_Augustine4FL -- St. Augustine (incl Lighthouse)
2003_FL_WDW_Fireworks25Fireworks -- Walt Disney World
Various items here: ...
2003_FL_WDW_Hotel42FL -- Walt Disney World resort properties
2003_GA_Andersonville51GA -- Andersonville NHS
2003_GA_Bloody_Marsh4GA -- Bloody Marsh Battlefield
2003_GA_Bonaventure16GA -- Savannah -- Bonaventure Cemetery
2003_GA_CarterNHS46GA -- Plains -- Jimmy Carter NHS
2003_GA_Forsyth7GA -- Savannah -- Forsyth Park
2003_GA_Ft_Frederica9GA -- Fort Frederica Natl Monument
2003_GA_Ft_McAllister10GA -- Fort McAllister State Historic Park
2003_GA_Ft_Pulaski45GA -- Fort Pulaski Natl Monument
2003_GA_Kennesaw_Mtn26GA -- Kennesaw Mountain Natl Battlefield Park
2003_GA_Ocmulgee14GA -- Macon -- Ocmulgee Natl Monument
2003_GA_Snake7GA -- 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_Simons6GA -- 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_Tybee2GA -- Tybee Island
2003_GA_Warm22GA -- Warm Springs -- FDR's Little White House SHS
2003_ID_City_Rocks10ID -- City of Rocks Natl Reserve
2003_ID_Craters_Moon21ID -- Craters of the Moon Natl Monument
2003_ID_Dust1Nature -- 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_EBR2ID -- 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_Hagerman9ID -- Hagerman Fossil Beds Natl Monument
2003_ID_Twin_Falls19ID -- 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_0310113MD -- 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_Annapolis11MD -- 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_CapBJDK3MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Baron Johann de Kalb Statue
2003_MD_Annapolis_CapI17MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Interior Images
2003_MD_Annapolis_CapRT3MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Roger B. Taney Sculpture
2003_MD_Annapolis_CapTMM2MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Thurgood Marshall Memorial
2003_MD_Annapolis_Cap5MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Exterior Images
2003_MD_Antietam_Newcomer5MD -- 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_Assateague10MD -- Assateague Island Natl Seashore
2003_MD_Barton17MD -- Clara Barton NHS
2003_MD_Census_03091670US 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_Bridge40MD -- Frederick -- Public Art: Community Bridge ("Mural Bridge") @ Carroll Creek Park
2003_MD_CrittersMD41MD -- Critters -- BC, squirrels, birds, and raccoons
A bunch of things here: ...
2003_MD_CumberlandCP3MD -- Cumberland -- Canal Place
2003_MD_CumberlandC8MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Cumberland (Canal and River)
2003_MD_CumberlandFCT2MD -- Cumberland -- Fort Cumberland Trail (including GW Cabin)
2003_MD_CumberlandRR3MD -- Cumberland -- Railroad Station and Tracks
2003_MD_CumberlandVC2MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Cumberland -- Visitor Center
2003_MD_Cumberland3MD -- Cumberland
2003_MD_FONZ_Event_0311138MD -- 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_O13MD -- Fort McHenry Natl Monument -- Pictures From Outside Fort
2003_MD_Fury4Personal -- Furys
Two different visits with pictures: ...
2003_MD_Garber54MD -- Suitland -- Paul E Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility
2003_MD_Glen_Echo18MD -- Glen Echo Park
2003_MD_Great_Falls18MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Mile 14.4 -- Great Falls (Maryland)
2003_MD_GuthrieGMD2Family -- Glenn and Dixie Guthrie visiting Maryland
These pictures were from a very short visit in May.
2003_MD_HamptonNHS41MD -- Hampton NHS
2003_MD_Mars2Nature -- 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_SSVw4Metro Station -- Silver Spring -- View from platform
2003_MD_Metro_SS3Metro Station -- Silver Spring
(METSS) Silver Spring MD....
2003_MD_Mono_Best8MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Best Farm (incl NJ, UDC, and MD monuments)
2003_MD_Mono_Gambrill7MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Gambrill's Mill
2003_MD_Mono_Thomas8MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Thomas Farm ("Araby") (incl VT and PA monuments)
2003_MD_Mono_Worthington6MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Worthington House
2003_MD_Mt_Olivet_Cem19MD -- Frederick -- Mt Olivet Cemetery
2003_MD_NCF23MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm
2003_MD_Neighbors7Neighbors -- Snow shovelers
2003_MD_NOAAVw93MD -- Silver Spring -- Views from NOAA Buildings
2003_MD_NOAA4MD -- Silver Spring -- NOAA Building
2003_MD_Oxon51MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park
2003_MD_Patapsco7MD -- Patapsco Valley State Park (and Thomas Viaduct)
2003_MD_Paw_Paw16MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Mile 155.2 -- Paw Paw Tunnel
2003_MD_SSV7MD -- Silver Spring -- Views from various parking lots
A couple of entries: ...
2003_MD_SS_Art_Brushstroke4MD -- Silver Spring -- Public Art: A Brushstroke of Discovery (porcelain enamel mural by Narcissus Quagliatain) @ Discovery HQ
2003_MD_SS_Discovery1MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters
2003_MD_SS_Discovery_IX6MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters -- Internal Exhibits
2003_MD_SS_Res14MD -- Silver Spring -- Residential section
A bunch of things here: ...
2003_MD_St_Anne10MD -- Annapolis -- St Anne's Parish
2003_MD_Thomas_Stone12MD -- Thomas Stone NHS
2003_MD_USNA_Campus16MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy
2003_MD_USNA_Chapel20MD -- 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_Dahlgren1MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Dahlgren Hall
2003_MD_USNA_MemHall5MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Memorial Hall
2003_MD_USNA_Museum_Misc3MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- Miscellaneous
It's interesting to see how old fashioned the displays used to look.
2003_MD_USNA_Museum_Models11MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- Ship Models
2003_MD_USNA_Museum_Moran1MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- Edward Moran Staircase
2003_MD_USNA_Museum_PostWW23MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- History: Post WW2
2003_MD_USNA_Museum_WW23MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Museum -- History: World War II
2003_MD_WilliamsportC13MD -- C&O Canal NHP -- Mile 99.6 -- Williamsport (Maryland)
2003_MD_Williamsport3MD -- Williamsport
2003_NC_Guilford55NC -- Guilford Courthouse Natl Military Park
2003_NJ_DWG9NJ -- Delaware Water Gap Natl Recreation Area
2003_NJ_EdisonNHS4NJ -- Edison NHS (Laboratory)
This site was closed for refurbishing the day I was there so I only got outside pictures.
2003_NJ_Morristown34NJ -- Morristown NHP
2003_NV_LV_BellagioS6NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2003_NV_LV_Bellagio4NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio
2003_NV_LV_Caesars10NV -- Las Vegas -- Caesars Palace
2003_NV_LV_Excalibur1NV -- Las Vegas -- Excalibur
2003_NV_LV_Flamingo1NV -- Las Vegas -- Flamingo
2003_NV_LV_Harrahs2NV -- Las Vegas -- Harrah's Las Vegas
2003_NV_LV_Luxor5NV -- Las Vegas -- Luxor Las Vegas
2003_NV_LV_MGM_Grand11NV -- Las Vegas -- MGM Grand Las Vegas
2003_NV_LV_Mirage6NV -- Las Vegas -- Mirage
2003_NV_LV_NYNY8NV -- Las Vegas -- New York, New York
2003_NV_LV_Paris4NV -- Las Vegas -- Paris Las Vegas
2003_NV_LV_Strat54NV -- 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_Strip3NV -- Las Vegas -- Strip
2003_NV_LV_Treasure2NV -- Las Vegas -- Treasure Island
2003_NV_LV_Tropicana1NV -- Las Vegas -- Tropicana
2003_NV_LV_Venetian3NV -- Las Vegas -- Venetian
2003_NY_Brooklyn_BridgeVw5NY -- NYC -- Brooklyn Bridge -- Views from...
2003_NY_Brooklyn_Bridge8NY -- NYC -- Brooklyn Bridge
2003_NY_Central_Park7NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Not covered elsewhere
2003_NY_CP_Maine2NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- USS Maine Natl Monument
2003_NY_CP_Marti1NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Jose Julian Marti (equestrian statue)
2003_NY_CP_Sherman2NY -- NYC -- Central Park -- Sherman Monument
2003_NY_Federal_Hall11NY -- NYC -- Federal Hall Natl Memorial (26 Wall Street)
2003_NY_Grand_Central22NY -- 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_Sq2NY -- NYC -- Herald Square
2003_NY_Madison_SqPk4NY -- NYC -- Madison Square Park
2003_NY_Madison_SqPk_Gothic3NY -- 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_NYC2NY -- NYC -- Miscellaneous
2003_NY_NYC_Chrysler1NY -- NYC -- Chysler Building (405 Lexington Avenue)
2003_NY_NYC_City_Hall1NY -- NYC -- City Hall/Park
2003_NY_NYC_Crown_Bldg4NY -- NYC -- Crown Building (730 Fifth Avenue)
2003_NY_NYC_EmpireI2NY -- NYC -- Empire State Building -- Interior
2003_NY_NYC_EmpireVw93NY -- NYC -- Empire State Building -- Views from...
2003_NY_NYC_EmpireX2NY -- NYC -- Empire State Building -- Exterior
2003_NY_NYC_Gainsborough1NY -- NYC -- Gainsborough Studios (222 Central Park South)
2003_NY_NYC_Garment_Needle1NY -- NYC -- Public Art: Giant Needle and Button (by Judith Weller)
2003_NY_NYC_Macys2NY -- NYC -- Macy's Herald Square
2003_NY_NYC_Muni1NY -- NYC -- David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building (1 Centre St.)
2003_NY_NYC_St_Patricks28NY -- NYC -- St. Patrick's Cathedral (Fifth Avenue)
2003_NY_NYC_St_Paul19NY -- 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_Transfiguration1NY -- NYC -- Church of the Transfiguration (Little Church Around the Corner) (1 East 29th St.)
2003_NY_Rock_Center34NY -- 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_SP1NY -- Storm King State Park
2003_NY_Times_Square19NY -- NYC -- Times Square
2003_NY_Trinity15NY -- NYC -- Trinity Church (74 Trinity Place)
2003_NY_TR_Birthplace1NY -- NYC -- Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (28 East 20th St.)
2003_NY_Union_Sq1NY -- NYC -- Union Square Park
2003_NY_UN_Art_Golden3NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art (Inside): Golden Rule (Norman Rockwell)
2003_NY_UN_Art_Struggle7NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art (Inside): Mankind's Struggle for a Lasting Peace (Jose Vela Zanetti)
2003_NY_UN_Disarmament6NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Exhibit: Disarmament (incl Hiroshima)
2003_NY_UN_GA5NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: General Assembly
2003_NY_UN_Inside2NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Miscellaneous Inside
2003_NY_UN_Inside_Art14NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art: Indoors
2003_NY_UN_Memoriam1NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Exhibit: In Memoriam
2003_NY_UN_Outside2NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Outside images
2003_NY_UN_Outside_Art9NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Art: Outdoors
2003_NY_UN_SC4NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: Security Council
2003_NY_UN_TC2NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: Trusteeship Council
2003_NY_Washington_Sq1NY -- NYC -- Washington Square Park
2003_NY_WP_Campus1NY -- 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_Chapel9NY -- West Point Military Academy -- Chapel
2003_NY_WP_Museum16NY -- 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_Trophy12NY -- West Point Military Academy -- Trophy Point
2003_NY_WTC24NY -- 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_Bell9PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Liberty Bell
2003_PA_CWPT_Dinner_03090625CWPT Grand Review (2003) in Gettysburg -- Dinner: Gettysburg Visitor Center (w/Ben Stein)
2003_PA_CWPT_Getty_03090773CWPT Grand Review (2003) in Gettysburg -- Tour group: Devil's Den (w/Garry Adelman)
2003_PA_Forge_Chapel2PA -- Valley Forge -- Washington Memorial Chapel
2003_PA_Franklin_Ct16PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Franklin Court
2003_PA_Friendship15PA -- Friendship Hill NHS
2003_PA_Ft_Necessity_BGrave3PA -- Fort Necessity Natl Battlefield -- Braddock Grave
2003_PA_Ft_Necessity_Fort11PA -- Fort Necessity Natl Battlefield -- Fort
2003_PA_Ft_Necessity_Tavern8PA -- Fort Necessity Natl Battlefield -- Mt Washington Tavern
2003_PA_Getty_Culp28PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2/3 -- Culp's Hill
2003_PA_Getty_Cyc19PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Visitor Center -- Cyclorama
2003_PA_Getty_Day132PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 1 -- Misc battle sites
2003_PA_Getty_Day224PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Misc battle sites
2003_PA_Getty_Devils19PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Devils Den and valley
2003_PA_Getty_Hancock15PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2/3 -- Hancock Avenue
2003_PA_Getty_HighWater29PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 3 -- High Water Mark (Copse of Trees)
2003_PA_Getty_RoundTops9PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Round Tops
2003_PA_Getty_Seminary1PA -- Gettysburg -- Lutheran Theological Seminary
2003_PA_Getty_WarfieldV7PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2 -- Warfield Ridge Obs Tower -- Views from...
2003_PA_Getty_WConfAve52PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Day 2/3 -- West Confederate Ave
2003_PA_Grandview8PA -- Johnstown -- Grandview Cemetery
2003_PA_Hopewell_NHS30PA -- Hopewell Furnace NHS
2003_PA_IndependenceI25PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Independence Square (interiors)
2003_PA_Independence15PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Independence Square (exteriors)
2003_PA_Johnstown_FloodC1PA -- Johnstown Flood Natl Memorial -- Club
2003_PA_Johnstown_Flood12PA -- Johnstown Flood Natl Memorial
2003_PA_Natl_RoadPA4PA -- Historic National Road
2003_PA_Poe11PA -- Philadelphia -- Edgar Allan Poe NHS
2003_PA_Portage23PA -- Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
2003_PA_SteamtownIV2PA -- Scranton -- Steamtown NHS -- Interior Vehicles
2003_PA_SteamtownX18PA -- Scranton -- Steamtown NHS -- Exterior Items
2003_PA_Valley_Forge38PA -- Valley Forge NHP
2003_SC_Bridge1SC -- Charleston -- Factories by the river
I smelled this stuff the night I spent in Charleston.
2003_SC_Charleston_Aquarium17SC -- Charleston -- South Carolina Aquarium
2003_SC_Charleston_Battery27SC -- Charleston -- West Point Gardens (Battery Park) and nearby homes
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2003_SC_Charleston_Harbor3SC -- Charleston -- Harbor and coastal views
2003_SC_Cowpens23SC -- Cowpens Natl Battlefield
2003_SC_Ft_Moultrie54SC -- Charleston -- Fort Moultrie Natl Monument
2003_SC_Ft_Sumter33SC -- Charleston -- Fort Sumter Natl Monument
2003_SC_Ft_Sumter_Boat15SC -- Charleston -- Fort Sumter Natl Monument -- Boatride to...
2003_SC_Hunley2SC -- Charleston -- CSS Hunley restoration facility
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2003_SC_Kings_Mtn17SC -- Kings Mountain Natl Military Park
2003_SC_Pinckney3SC -- Charles Pinckney NHS
2003_UT_Antelope10UT -- Antelope Island State Park
2003_UT_Arches30UT -- Arches Natl Park
2003_UT_Best_Friends28UT -- Kanab -- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
2003_UT_Brighton6UT -- 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_Bryce38UT -- Bryce Canyon Natl Park
2003_UT_Canyonlands36UT -- Canyonlands Natl Park
Two separate trips into Canyonlands:...
2003_UT_Cedar_Breaks8UT -- Cedar Breaks Natl Monument
2003_UT_Copper8UT -- Bingham Canyon -- Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine
2003_UT_Dead_Horse9UT -- Moab -- Dead Horse Point State Park
2003_UT_Natural_Bridges15UT -- Natural Bridges Natl Monument
2003_UT_Newspaper16UT -- Newspaper Rock
2003_UT_Red_Canyon6UT -- Red Canyon (Dixie Natl Forest)
2003_UT_Salt_Assembly3UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Assembly Hall
2003_UT_Salt_BYHP1UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Brigham Young Historic Park
2003_UT_Salt_CapI18UT -- Salt Lake City -- State Capitol -- Interior
2003_UT_Salt_Cap15UT -- Salt Lake City -- State Capitol
2003_UT_Salt_COB_Views13UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Church Office Building -- Views from...
2003_UT_Salt_Council_Hall3UT -- Salt Lake City -- Council Hall
2003_UT_Salt_Lake1UT -- Salt Lake City
2003_UT_Salt_LibraryVw13UT -- Salt Lake City -- Main Library -- Views from...
2003_UT_Salt_Library17UT -- Salt Lake City -- Main Library
2003_UT_Salt_Pioneer3UT -- Salt Lake City -- Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument (Brigham Young Grave)
2003_UT_Salt_Tabernacle2UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Tabernacle
2003_UT_Salt_TempleSq10UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Miscellaneous Sites
2003_UT_Salt_Temple8UT -- Salt Lake City -- Temple Square -- Salt Lake Temple
2003_UT_Salt_WashSq4UT -- Salt Lake City -- Washington Square
2003_UT_SpikeVC2UT -- Golden Spike NHS -- Visitor Center: Main Displays
2003_UT_Spike11UT -- Golden Spike NHS
2003_UT_Spike_Auto3UT -- Golden Spike NHS -- Auto Tour
2003_UT_Spike_Big_Fill4UT -- Golden Spike NHS -- Big Fill Loop Trail
2003_UT_Thiokol9UT -- Thiokol Rocket Display
2003_UT_TimeshareUT6Personal -- 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_Timpanogos22UT -- Timpanogos Cave Natl Monument
2003_VA_APHill_Shooting1VA -- Petersburg -- A.P. Hill fatal shooting site
2003_VA_Appomattox34VA -- Appomattox Court House NHP
2003_VA_Arlington_Kennedy2VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Kennedy Gravesites
2003_VA_Arlington_Lee21VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Robert E. Lee Memorial
2003_VA_Arlington_Main3VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2003_VA_Arlington_Views4VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Views from...
2003_VA_Chancellorsville4VA -- Chancellorsville Natl Battlefield
2003_VA_Chatham22VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Chatham
2003_VA_Chincoteague19VA -- Chincoteague Natl Wildlife Refuge
2003_VA_Cold_Harbor2VA -- Cold Harbor Natl Battlefield
2003_VA_Cold_Harbor_Adams1VA -- Cold Harbor Natl Battlefield -- Adams Farm property
2003_VA_Crow_0307012Wolf 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_03042710CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Talk: Civil War church service and wrap-up
2003_VA_CWPT_Cold_03042452CWPT Annual Conference (2003) in Richmond, VA -- Tour group: Cold Harbor
Tour guide: Gordon Rhea
2003_VA_CWPT_Dinner_03042525CWPT 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_030426128CWPT 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_03042437CWPT 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_03042430CWPT 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_03042538CWPT 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_03042657CWPT 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_0306305Wolf 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_0307013Wolf 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_Forks7VA -- Five Forks
2003_VA_Fred_JF11VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Jackson's Front
2003_VA_Fred_MH7VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Marye's Heights
2003_VA_Fred_VC2VA -- Fredericksburg Natl Battlefield -- Visitor's Center
2003_VA_Great_FallsVAVC2VA -- McLean -- Great Falls Park -- Visitor Center
2003_VA_Great_FallsVA24VA -- McLean -- Great Falls Park
2003_VA_GWB33VA -- George Washington Birthplace Natl Monument
2003_VA_Hatchers2VA -- Petersburg -- Hatcher's Run
2003_VA_Hillary_0306251Costco @ 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_Cem38VA -- Richmond -- Hollywood Cemetery
2003_VA_Lacy12VA -- Chancellorsville Natl Battlefield -- Lacy House (Ellwood)
2003_VA_Lee_Retreat7VA -- Lee's Retreat -- Miscellaneous sites
2003_VA_Loggins_0307212Wolf 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_Chinn1VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Chinn Ridge
2003_VA_Manassas_Cuts3VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Unfinished Railroad and Deep Cuts
2003_VA_Manassas_Groveton17VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Groveton Conf Cemetery and NY Monuments
2003_VA_Manassas_Hills11VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Henry, Matthews, Buck Hills
2003_VA_Manassas_Sudley1VA -- Manassas Natl Battlefield -- Sudley Church and Ford
2003_VA_Marathon9Marine Corps Marathon
2003_VA_Meat_Loaf_0309072Wolf 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_Pamplin7VA -- Petersburg -- Pamplin Historical Park
2003_VA_Pentagon9112VA -- 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_PetersburgNB18VA -- Petersburg Natl Battlefield
2003_VA_PetersburgWF3VA -- Petersburg Natl Battlefield -- Western Front
2003_VA_Richmond_Vistas16VA -- Richmond -- View from Omni Richmond motel
2003_VA_Saylers_Creek13VA -- Lee's Retreat -- Sayler's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Bldg11VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Building
2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Cases2VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Exhibit Cases
2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Close9VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Exhibit: Close Encounters Mother Ship Model
2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Main255VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Main Hangar
2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Open_0312159Udvar-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_03120616Udvar-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_Space20VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Space Hangar
2003_VA_SIAIRVA_Tower4VA -- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center -- Donald Engen Observation Tower
2003_VA_Skyline9VA -- Shenandoah Natl Park (Skyline Drive)
2003_VA_Spotsylvania14VA -- Spotsylvania Natl Battlefield
2003_VA_Thompsons40Personal -- Richard Thompson's family
2003_VA_Totopotomoy2VA -- Richmond Natl Battlefield Park -- Totopotomoy Crossing (Rural Plains)
2003_VA_Tredegar6VA -- Richmond Natl Battlefield Park -- Tredegar Iron Works -- Grounds
2003_VA_Tritt_0308216Wolf 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_VA9112VA -- 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_Road3VA -- Five Forks -- White Oak Road
2003_VA_Wolf_TrapR_0308148VA -- 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_HomeHC1WI -- High Cliff -- Glenn and Dixie Home
2003_WV_Harpers_Cem2WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Cemetery (Private)
2003_WV_Harpers_Church2WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Churches (Some Private)
2003_WV_Harpers_Ext9WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Exterior Shots
2003_WV_Harpers_Flood_03092042WV -- 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_JeffR2WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Jefferson Rock
2003_WV_Harpers_MH12WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Maryland Heights Trail and Vista
2003_WV_Not_Now13Office (STAT-USA) -- Cathie Tynan in "Not Now, Darling" (out in Charles Town, WV)
2003_WY_Flaming_Gorge3WY -- Flaming Gorge Natl Recreation Area
2003_XX_Eclipse_0311086Nature -- 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_Flight3Flights (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_Sunset4Nature -- Sunset
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