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2008_CA_Balboa78CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Miscellaneous Sites
2008_CA_Balboa_SculptureCt9CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Panama-California Sculpture Court
2008_CA_Beach12CA -- San Diego -- Beach
2008_CA_Belmont20CA -- San Diego -- Belmont Park
2008_CA_CabrilloT23CA -- San Diego -- Cabrillo Natl Monument (Tidepool Area)
2008_CA_CabrilloV17CA -- San Diego -- Views from Cabrillo and Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem
2008_CA_Cabrillo56CA -- San Diego -- Cabrillo Natl Monument
2008_CA_Embarcadero16CA -- San Diego -- Embarcadero area
2008_CA_MCRD106CA -- San Diego -- MCRD Command Museum
2008_CA_MidwayE100CA -- San Diego -- USS Midway Museum (Exterior)
2008_CA_MidwayI169CA -- San Diego -- USS Midway Museum (Interior)
2008_CA_San_Pasqual13CA -- Escondido -- San Pasqual Battlefield SHP
The main battlefield was closed because a fire the previous year had damaged some of the bridges and trails and such. Pictures here are of the memorial only.
2008_CA_SDBotanical26CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Botanical Building
2008_CA_SDCCA111San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Artists
Artists shown:

Preview Night:
Darwyn Cooke, Jerry Robinson, Adam Hughes, Dave Dorman, Michael Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jimmy Palmiotti, Matt Wagner, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Kevin Eastman, Steve Rude, Phil and Kaja Foglio, Greg Evans, Mike Royer, Billy Tucci, Lou Ferrigno, Jim Balent, Becky...
2008_CA_SDCCP01_08072519San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Batman: Brave & Bold
Batman: Brave & Bold -- Join producers Sam Register (Teen Titans) and James Tucker (Justice League Unlimited) as they discuss their latest take on the Dark Knight from their new show premiering this fall on Cartoon Network. Show story editor Michael Jelenic (The Batman), directors Brandon Vietti...
2008_CA_SDCCP01_08072615San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Spotlight on Ralph Bakshi
Spotlight on Ralph Bakshi -- On par with such auteurs as Walt Disney, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and art spiegelman, Comic-Con special guest Ralph Bakshi redefined animation and became a hero to countless generations of fans and filmmakers. His name is synonymous with the great tradition of American...
2008_CA_SDCCP01_0807272San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon: SpongeBob SquarePants Sneak Peek, and More! -- Be the first to watch some brand spanking new episodes of one of your favorite Nickelodeon shows, SpongeBob SquarePants! And there's more! You'll also catch a never-before-seen episode from Nick's latest breakout hit, The Mighty B!, and watch...
2008_CA_SDCCP02_08072527San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Stargate Continuum
Stargate Continuum -- Following on the heels of the hit DVD release Ark of Truth, the next full-length feature will be released Tuesday, July 29, with principal cast members returning for the biggest adventure of them all! This panel features Brad Wright (series co-creator and Continuum developer,...
2008_CA_SDCCP02_08072632San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Image Comics/Tori Amos
Image Comics/Tori Amos -- 17 years ago, history was made at Comic-Con, when a kid gave Neil Gaiman a tape of her music. Now, Indie music icon and multiplatinum recording artist Tori Amos comes to Comic-Con to talk about Comic Book Tattoo, the new 480-page coffeetable-format anthology from Image Comics...
2008_CA_SDCCP02_0807276San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Jack Kirby Tribute
Jack Kirby Tribute -- As we do every year, friend and family of the great Jack Kirby to remember the man some call The King. Participating this year are animation producers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, and comic book legend Jerry Robinson. And it's all hosted by -- who else? -- Mark Evanier, author of the...
2008_CA_SDCCP03_0807255San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Stargate Worlds
Stargate Worlds -- After nearly 15 years on the air, the Stargate franchise is launching its first-ever multilevel online game, with all the elements -- and more! -- fans expect from the Stargate family. The key creative team from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and FireSky Studios present a compelling...
2008_CA_SDCCP03_08072619San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: A Look Back and Forward at DC Universe Animated Original Movies
A Look Back and Forward at DC Universe Animated Original Movies -- From the heralded premiere of Superman Doomsday through the unparalleled launch of Justice League: The New Frontier and the blockbuster release of Batman Gotham Knight, the DC Universe animated original movies have ignited a new passion...
2008_CA_SDCCP03_08072724San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Remembering Dave Stevens
Remembering Dave Stevens -- The industry was shocked and saddened at the loss this year of one of our great creative talents. Emcee Mark Evanier chairs an hour of remembrance by Dave's fans and friends as they talk about the creator of The Rocketeer...a great artist who left us much too early.

Note:...
2008_CA_SDCCP04_08072514San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis -- With new allies and new challenges, Stargate Atlantis is making big waves in its action-packed fifth season. Be on hand for this exclusive panel discussion with the cast and creators of SCI FI's hit series. Panelists include cast members Joe Flanigan, Robert Picardo, and Jewel...
2008_CA_SDCCP04_0807268San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Spotlight on Ray Bradbury
Spotlight on Ray Bradbury -- The legendary science fiction and fantasy author has been a perennial guest at Comic-Con since the first show in 1970. Ray Bradbury talks with interviewer Arnold Kunert about his career and what's up next.
2008_CA_SDCCP04_0807278San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Growing up with Archie
Growing up with Archie -- Archie Comics creative staff share inside perspectives on the creation of Archie, how Archie Comics has evolved, and why it dominates the newsstands and supermarkets in comic sales. Panelists include Victor Gorelick, editor-in-chief (celebrating his 50th year with Archie...
2008_CA_SDCCP05_0807242San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Robotech Industry Panel
Robotech Industry Panel -- Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, covers the history of the animated series that introduced a generation to anime and discusses upcoming new releases in the wake of the announcement of the live-action feature film.

NOTE: Most of my pictures from this...
2008_CA_SDCCP05_08072529San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon -- Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the writers and cast of his new short film, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, will show never-before-seen clips while Joss also discusses Buffy Season Eight, the Fray crossover, and the upcoming Serenity comic focusing on Shepherd Book.
2008_CA_SDCCP05_08072634San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Eureka
SCI FI Eureka -- SCI FI’s hit summer series returns for its triumphant third season on Tuesday, July 29 (9:00  pm/8:00 pm Central). But first, fans can experience the quirky fun of America’s smartest little town up close and personal by joining the cast and executive producers of Eureka for an exclusive...
2008_CA_SDCCP05_08072751San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices 2
Cartoon Voices II -- It's another one of those panels where folks who do animation voice work demonstrate their craft and dazzle you with their talents. Co-hosts Mark Evanier and Earl Kress welcome Chris Edgerly (Harvey Birdman, Celebrity Deathmatch), Dee Baker (American Dad, SpongeBob SquarePants),...
2008_CA_SDCCP06_08072420San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Lionsgate and Marvel: Punisher: War Zone!
Lionsgate and Marvel: Punisher: War Zone! -- Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Incredible Hulk) and stars Ray Stevenson (Rome) and Julie Benz (Rambo, Dexter) take you into the world of the Punisher for an exclusive first look. You won't be prepared!
2008_CA_SDCCP06_08072527San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: American Dad
American Dad -- Seth MacFarlane and the cast of the Fox animated hit reunite at Comic-Con to read a never-before-seen episode and take questions from the audience.
2008_CA_SDCCP06_08072620San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Marvel: The Ultimate Universe Must Die!
Marvel: The Ultimate Universe Must Die! -- The end of the Ultimate Universe is coming, and only these guys know how it's going down. Join the men behind Ultimatum—writers Jeph Loeb (Ultimates and TV's Heroes), Aron Coleite (Ultimate X-Men), Joe Pokaski (TV's Heroes) and Joe Quesada (editor-in-chief)—as...
2008_CA_SDCCP06_08072717San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock -- Help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Fraggle Rock and learn more about this fall's newest DVD release! Join Red—making a personal appearance—as she sneak peeks the DVD special features and some other DVD surprises!

NOTE: Guests were Dave Goelz ("The World's Oldest Fraggle") and...
2008_CA_SDCCP07_08072434San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures: Saw 5
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures: Saw 5 -- Join director David Hackl, along with the filmmakers and cast for an exclusive first look at the latest terrifying installment of the most successful horror series in history!
2008_CA_SDCCP07_08072515San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Family Guy
Family Guy -- Stars Seth MacFarlane and Seth Green and the producers of the Fox animated hit give fans a sneak peek at a never-before-seen episode and discuss the highly anticipated spinoff The Cleveland Show.
2008_CA_SDCCP07_08072644San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Sarah Silverman Program
Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program -- Sarah Silverman (Jesus Is Magic) plays a character (aptly named Sarah Silverman) whose absurd daily life is told through narrative and an occasional song. In each episode, Sarah falls into unique, unsettling, and always hilarious predicaments, with her...
2008_CA_SDCCP07_0807272San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Buffy the Musical
Buffy the Musical -- Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis.com host a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling" as Comic Con 2008's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out...
2008_CA_SDCCP08_08072437San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Repo! The Genetic Opera First Look
Repo! The Genetic Opera First Look -- See what director Darren Lynn Bousman has been up to since directing the last three Saw movies: Repo! The Genetic Opera. Check out the phenomenon that is this Goth Rock musical with sneak peeks and the new trailer plus stories from Darren and the actors themselves,...
2008_CA_SDCCP08_08072517San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Bones
Bones -- Join the entire cast (David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley) and creators Hart Hanson and Barry Josephson for an hour of behind-the-scenes secrets and the chance to ask them everything you always wanted to know about the hit Fox drama.
2008_CA_SDCCP08_08072631San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Marvel: Wolverine and The X-Men Animated Screening
Marvel: Wolverine and The X-Men Animated Screening -- When an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, the beaten heroes walk away from it all. But then they're given a rare glimpse into the future, and see a world in utter ruin, ruled by mutant-hunting Sentinels. So...
2008_CA_SDCCP09_0807244San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Lost Boys The Tribe
Warner Premiere and Warner Home Video: World Premiere of Lost Boys The Tribe -- Prepare to sink your teeth into the long-awaited and highly anticipated next chapter of the cult phenomenon started by the 1987 cult classic, and be the first to see Lost Boys The Tribe before its July 29 DVD release at this...
2008_CA_SDCCP09_08072641San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Panel: Mutant Chronicles
World Premiere! Mutant Chronicles -- Special "work-in-progress" feature film screening hosted by stars Thomas Jane (The Mist), Ron Perlman (Hellboy II), and Devon Aoki (Sin City). This is the first public showing in our hemisphere of this steampunk action-adventure. A disparate squad of former enemy...
2008_CA_SDCC111San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 -- Miscellaneous
2008_CA_SDCC_Masquerade_08072614San Diego Comic-Con International 2008
2008_CA_SDVMMC13CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
2008_CA_SDWild_A80CA -- Escondido -- San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park -- Animals
2008_CA_SDWild_E59CA -- Escondido -- San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park -- Not animals
2008_CA_SDWild_S39CA -- Escondido -- San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park -- Shows
2008_CA_SD_Automotive2CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- San Diego Automotive Museum
2008_CA_SD_Fleet11CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
2008_CA_SD_NCem23CA -- San Diego -- Fort Rosecrans Natl Cemetery
2008_CA_Spreckels12CA -- San Diego -- Balboa Park -- Spreckels Organ Pavilion
2008_CA_Sunset_Cliffs17CA -- San Diego -- Sunset Cliffs Natural Park (Luscombs Point)
2008_DC_1000F2DC -- Penn Qtr -- 1000 F St NW block (near Petersen House)
2008_DC_12001stV68DC -- NoMa -- 1200 1st Street, NE (scene of Artomatic) -- Views from...
2008_DC_1201Wisc3DC -- Georgetown -- PNC Bank (1201 Wisconsin Ave NW)
2008_DC_1445NY4DC -- Downtown -- National Savings Trust (SunTrust) (1445 New York Ave NW)
2008_DC_1stAmend_08052161NPC @ World Affairs Council -- Panel -- "First Amendment: Freedom of the Press & the Future of Journalism"
The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press & the Future of Journalism:
Kick-off of the National Press Club’s nationwide centennial program to talk about the First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, and the Future of Journalism.
Join us for a panel discussion on the future of journalism in an...
2008_DC_1stDiv4DC -- Ellipse -- First Division Monument
2008_DC_2230Mass7DC -- Foggy Bottom -- 2230 Mass. Ave NW
2008_DC_2315Mass5DC -- Sheridan-Kalorama -- 2315 Mass. Ave NW (Moran House) (now Embassy of Pakistan)
2008_DC_2ndDiv6DC -- Ellipse -- Second Division Memorial
2008_DC_918F5DC -- Penn Qtr -- National Union Bldg (918 F St NW)
2008_DC_950F1DC -- Penn Qtr -- 920/926/950 F St (Atlantic Bldg)
2008_DC_AACW14DC -- U Street -- African-American Civil War Memorial
2008_DC_Acts_II_08081631Cultural Tourism DC -- Event: Brightwood Heritage Trail Opening Acts II Band
The Emory United Methodist Church's Acts II Band played jazz next to the church as part of the heritage trail opening events.
2008_DC_Adams_08051064Sixth & I -- Concert -- Bryan Adams
Rock legend Bryan Adams will grace the stage at Sixth & I as part of his current solo, acoustic tour through North America.
2008_DC_Adams_08102533Newseum -- Family Day -- Children's Book Reading w/James Adams
Children’s Book Reading: James Adams of News4 reads “If I Were President” by Catherine Stier. The story features a fun explanation of the diverse duties of the president of the United States.
2008_DC_Afghan_080717101Sixth & I -- Evening with the Afghan Ambassador to the United States and his wife
An Evening with Afghan Ambassador to the United States Said T. Jawad and Mrs. Shamim Jawad:
This summer, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul will enchant visitors to the National Gallery of Art with visions of antiquity never before seen in the U.S. As part of Washington,...
2008_DC_AFLCIO14DC -- Downtown -- AFL-CIO Headquarters (815 16th Street NW)
Featuring the mural by Lumen Winter, mosaic by Crovatto Mosaics.
From a postcard in their store:
In the lobby of AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington DC, two 15-by-71 foot mosaics of marble, glass and gold pay tribute to America's working families. Both murals were designed by Kansas-born Lumen Martin...
2008_DC_AFRH91DC -- Armed Forces Retirement Home (Old Soldiers Home)
2008_DC_AICT7DC -- Rally: Amnesty International's "Counter Terror with Justice" campaign @ National Mall
2008_DC_Ancram_08111761Eisenhower Institute -- Michael Ancram ("Isolation and Polarization: The West's Failing Agenda")
The Right Honorable Michael Ancram discussed "Isolation and Polarization - The West's Failing Agenda" at the Eisenhower Institute.
Mr. Ancram was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office responsible for the peace process during the Major administration.  From 2001-2005, he was Deputy Leader...
2008_DC_Annie_08120999Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Annie Leibovitz ("Annie Leibovitz At Work")
Starting with Richard Nixon’s resignation and ending with Barack Obama’s campaign, Leibovitz describes how she made her pictures of the iconic people and events of our time in Annie Leibovitz at Work. This event is co-sponsored with Politics & Prose.
2008_DC_Ansari_081101119Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Anousheh Ansari
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night
A Conversation With Anousheh Ansari

In 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Ansari is a living example of the American dream. After immigrating...
2008_DC_Apollo8_08111392Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Apollo 8 Astronauts
Annual John H. Glenn Lecture: An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts:

In late December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to leave Earth and journey to another world. They spent 20 hours orbiting the Moon, and then made the flight back...
2008_DC_AquariumDC67DC -- Natl Aquarium
2008_DC_Aquatic62DC -- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
2008_DC_Arboretum44DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum
2008_DC_Archives27DC -- Natl Archives -- Exterior
2008_DC_Archives_1783T_08120320Natl Archives -- Press Preview: 1783: Subject or Citizen (Tour)
These are photographs of tour of the exhibit being given to the Washington Map Society in conjunction with the panel discussion on "The Mitchell Map and Its Role in Shaping History" that followed.
2008_DC_Archives_178315DC -- Natl Archives -- Exhibit: 1783: Subject or Citizen
1783: Subject or Citizen? The National Archives joins with Library and Archives Canada in this exhibit marking the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, which formally ended the American Revolutionary War. The rarely seen treaty, signed by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay, is a highlight...
2008_DC_Archives_ArchRm12DC -- Natl Archives -- Archivist's Room
2008_DC_Archives_PingPong3DC -- Natl Archives -- Case: Ping Pong Diplomacy
"Ping-Pong Diplomacy."
Although official relations did not exist between the United States and the PRC at the time of the American athletes' visit, the US Department of State created and distributed this "Intelligence Brief" summarizing the implications of the PRC's invitation. After the visit, further...
2008_DC_Archives_Protest_V4P41Natl Archives -- Special -- Veterans for Peace Protest
A Veterans for Peace protest had taken over the scaffolding outside the building.
2008_DC_Archives_Rotunda36DC -- Natl Archives -- Rotunda
2008_DC_Archives_Running73DC -- Natl Archives -- Exhibit: Running For Office (Cartoons of Clifford Berryman)
Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman

Timed to coincide with the Presidential primaries and the 2008 campaign season, the exhibit highlights both specific and timeless aspects of the American campaign and election process. The exhibit features 44 original...
2008_DC_ArtomaticO83Artomatic 2008 @ 1200 First Street, NE (NoMa) -- Other
Including the band Oh No Not Stereo.
2008_DC_ArtomaticP240Artomatic 2008 @ 1200 First Street, NE (NoMa) -- Paintings
2008_DC_ArtomaticS174Artomatic 2008 @ 1200 First Street, NE (NoMa) -- Sculptures
2008_DC_Artomatic_Peeps14Artomatic 2008 @ 1200 First Street, NE (NoMa) -- Peeps Show II
2008_DC_Arts_On_Foot29DC -- Event: Arts on Foot
Marking its 16th anniversary, Arts on Foot presented by Wines of Argentina is a one-day, multimedia Festival that kicks off the fall arts season in Downtown DC’s Penn Quarter. Incorporating visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, and creative cuisine, it’s an interactive celebration the whole family...
2008_DC_Atlas29DC -- Atlas District neighborhood
2008_DC_Banneker_080215144Natl Archives -- Panel -- Banneker Monument Unveiling
Banneker Monument Unveiling and Panel Discussion: In celebration of Black History Month, the Center for the National Archives Experience, in partnership with the Washington Interdependence Council, is pleased to host the unveiling of the prototype of the Benjamin Banneker Memorial, a monument to the...
2008_DC_Barry_08100361Politics & Prose -- Lynda Barry ("What It Is")
The latest from this master of brush, pen, and ink includes comic panels from Barry’s artistic life; full-page collages crammed with imagery and questions; and a workbook with real exercises from her workshops. Plus a sweet coda: her own sketches and jottings while she worked on the book.
The speaker...
2008_DC_Basilica_Cellar83DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Cellar level
2008_DC_Basilica_Main114DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Main level
2008_DC_Basilica_Out31DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views
2008_DC_BATF1DC -- NoMa -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Bldg (Ariel Rios Federal Bldg)
2008_DC_BBQDC44DC -- Natl Capital Safeway Barbecue Battle @ Penn Ave
For the Tenth and best year yet, the Safeway's Barbecue Battle features serious competition between top BBQ competitors, great BBQ restaurants from our area and around the country, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, interactive cooking displays and children's activities.

Experience the best...
2008_DC_Bens23DC -- U Street -- Ben's Chili Bowl
2008_DC_Bens_50th_080822102Ben's Chili Bowl 50th anniversary block party
Ben's Celebrates Chili Power
Big Stars and Just Plain Folks Mark Eatery's 50-Year Run on U Street

By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 21, 2008; B01

It was 1996, and Nizam Ali had just gotten his law degree. Instead of heading to the courtroom, he had another...
2008_DC_Berg_08090931Capitol Hill History Project -- Scott W. Berg ("L'Enfant's Grand Avenues")
Overbeck Lecture: L’Enfant’s Grand Avenues: The Overbeck History Lecture Series resumes with a new look at the French visionary who designed Washington, DC. Pierre L’Enfant’s critical role in the creation of the federal city will be examined by George Mason University writer and teacher Scott W. Berg at...
2008_DC_Bikeshare3DC -- Bike Sharing / Racks
2008_DC_BlackBerry_08040215DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- BlackBerry reception @ Zola's
2008_DC_Black_08061091Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Lewis Black ("Me of Little Faith")
The comedian and Daily Show contributor aims his ferocious wit at religion and politics. From Hebrew school and bar mitzvah, to college in the sixties where he sees parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions, Black has reached some conclusions. He reserves his most stinging attacks for...
2008_DC_Blaine_House12DC -- Dupont Circle -- James G. Blaine Mansion (2000 Mass Ave., NW)
2008_DC_Blankley_08110229Newseum -- Inside Media w/Tony Blankley (Election 2008)
Inside Media: Election 2008
Tony Blankley is a former prosecutor, speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, press secretary to House Speaker Newt Gingrich, editorial page editor of The Washington Times and frequent panelist on The McLaughlin Group.
Author of "The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win the...
2008_DC_Body_Of_War_08040368NPC -- Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro, and Tomas Young ("Body of War" screening)
Directors and producers Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro will screen their critically-acclaimed documentary "Body of War" at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom at the National Press Club. "Body of War" follows the return of Iraq War veteran Tomas Young who struggles to adapt to life back in the states with his...
2008_DC_Books_08102969Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Can Our Book Culture Survive?
Topics Of Our Times: Can Our Book Culture Survive? – A Dialogue:
Participants:
* Marie Arana, Book Editor, Washington Post Book World
* Deirdre Donahue, book reviewer & publishing reporter, USA Today
* Robert Weil, Executive Editor, W.W. Norton & Co.
The event was moderated by Shelby Coffey,...
2008_DC_Botanic27DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden
2008_DC_Botanic_Bartholdi22DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Bartholdi Park
The last picture shows the gap where there's normally the massive statue in the middle of the fountain area. I presume it was removed for maintenance or maybe it's always yanked in winter.
2008_DC_Botanic_Garden16DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- The National Garden
2008_DC_Botanic_Orchids91DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Alphabetical Garden of Orchids
"An Alphabet Garden of Orchids" Orchid Exhibit Opens February 2, 2008 at U.S. Botanic Garden

Note: Due to large numbers of visitors, use of tripods will not be permitted on Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents' Day (Feb. 18) during the period of the orchid exhibit (February 2- April 13)

December 3,...
2008_DC_Botanic_Quilts14DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Stitch In Vine (Quilts)
A Stitch in Vine: Botanical Quilts

February 15, 2008 - Washington, DC -- The United States Botanic Garden explores new territory in the cultural meaning of plants with its first-ever textile exhibit! A Stitch in Vine presents botanically themed contemporary quilts handmade by artists of the...
2008_DC_Botanic_Xmas150DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Exhibit: Christmas (2008)
2008_DC_Breyer_08022183Sixth & I -- Stephen Breyer in conversation with Jeffrey Rosen
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in Conversation. The New Republic is hosting the Washington event of the 2008 season, an intimate discussion with one of the most intriguing and powerful men in the country: the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Jeffrey Rosen, TNR Legal Correspondent...
2008_DC_Brightwood45DC -- Brightwood area
Including Emory United Methodist Church.
2008_DC_Broadcast_08120891Newseum -- Reel Journalism: "Broadcast News" (w/Susan Zirinsky and Bob Schieffer)
Reel Journalism with Nick Clooney: Broadcast News (1987)
Guests: Susan Zirinsky, Bob Schieffer
Three ambitious reporters discover the world of television news is more than they bargained for in this quirky romantic comedy. CBS News producer Susan Zirinsky, the inspiration for the character portrayed...
2008_DC_Brookland68DC -- Brookland neighborhood
2008_DC_Brookland_Tour_08092014Cultural Tourism DC -- Walking Tour: History of Brookland
History of Brookland:
This tour of central Brookland offers insight into the development of this one-time trolley suburb and its rich cultural heritage, including its original main street business area. Discover the work of architects such as John Joseph Early, Howard Mackey, and Hilyard Robinson. See...
2008_DC_Brown_08040852Capitol Hill History Project -- C. Dudley Brown (Capitol Hill Row House Designs)
On the evening of Tuesday, April 8, the highly respected historic restoration expert C. Dudley Brown will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the unique character and features of Capitol Hill’s historic row houses. His presentation will include a pictorial tour along with commentary on the mistakes...
2008_DC_Brubeck_08040951Smithsonian Associates -- Dave Brubeck (w/Deepak Ram)
Dave Brubeck, Goodwill Ambassador of Jazz: Celebrating the Brubeck Festival With Deepak Ram.
Fifty years ago, at the request of the U.S. State Department, the Dave Brubeck Quartet took a goodwill tour to Europe (including Communist-controlled Poland), Asia, and the Mideast. The musical and...
2008_DC_Buckley_08091038NPC -- Christopher Buckley ("Supreme Courtship")
New York Times best-selling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club on Sept. 10 to discuss “Supreme Courtship,” his latest comic look at Washington politics. In “Supreme Courtship,” the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed, so he turns an...
2008_DC_BuildingL_08011755NBM -- Marcel Breuer (w/I.M. Pei)
Barry Bergdoll, curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, I.M. Pei, a partner at Marcel Breuer's firm, and his wife Eileen Pei explore the significance of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. This lecture is held in conjunction with Marcel...
2008_DC_BuildingL_08071044NBM -- Contributor event with Peter M. Ruggiero, AIA
NBM event with Peter M. Ruggiero, AIA. Ruggiero is with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill which handled the expansion of the Dulles airport.
2008_DC_BuildingO_08043083NBM -- Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future Opening Reception
Museum members are invited to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, at a private reception featuring a gallery talk with the exhibition’s coordinating curator Martin Moeller. This invitation-only event is exclusively for Museum members, exhibition...
2008_DC_Building12DC -- Natl Building Museum
Several visits:
- I had never noticed the tile for Ulysses Grant on the one side of the building.
- Pictures of the outside bas relief figures.
2008_DC_Burn_08091115DC -- After-movie panel discussion of "Burn After Reading"
This event started with an advanced viewing of the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" movie followed by a panel discussion about the movie and filming in DC by two Washington Post editors and writers and a representative from the DC Film Board. (Feel free to fill in names please!)
2008_DC_Busboys_14V3DC -- Busboys and Poets -- 14th and V
2008_DC_Bus5DC -- Bus smokes up by Metro Center
I have no idea what happened with this bus. I heard a loud "boom" and noticed smoke. It was belching smoke like it had blown up or something. The people got off the bus, walked away (presumably to another bus), and eventually the bus started moving again, still smoking pretty heavily.
2008_DC_Butt4DC -- Ellipse -- Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain
2008_DC_Calvary7DC -- Penn Qtr -- Calvary Baptist Church (755 8th St NW)
2008_DC_CapHill7DC -- Capitol Hill neighborhood
2008_DC_CapitolX61DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2008)
2008 -- Subalpine Fir -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Bitterroot National Forest -- Montana -- The tree was decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments displaying the theme "Sharing Montana's Treasures" by showcasing the state's heritage, historical events, and natural resources. The ornaments were crafted and...
2008_DC_Capitol85DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
Including some of my favorite pictures of the year -- the US Grant Monument with the Capitol behind it on a foggy night.
2008_DC_Capitol_C18DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Crypt
2008_DC_Capitol_Grounds13DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2008_DC_Capitol_I5DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Miscellaneous areas
2008_DC_Capitol_NSH36DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- National Statuary Hall
2008_DC_Capitol_R47DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Rotunda
2008_DC_Capitol_SC5DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior) -- Old Supreme Court Chamber
2008_DC_Capitol_VC49DC -- U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Finally, it's open! The visitor center for the capitol cost twice as much to build as the entire Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum annex out at Dulles) did.
2008_DC_Carlin_08111027DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2008 -- George Carlin's memory)
Celebrating George Carlin: The Kennedy Center will posthumously award the eleventh annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to the late George Carlin, one of America's foremost humorists. A star-studded lineup, including Richard Belzer, Lewis Black, Margaret Cho, Ben E. King, Denis Leary, Bill Maher,...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Ent_08091362Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Entertainers
Pictures in this section include two of the musical groups which performed at the event: Grupo Corozo (doing a bomba y plena performance) and Cantare.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds:
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture....
2008_DC_Carnaval_Main_080913154Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Main
Pictures in this section are mostly the families doing art activities for the event.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture. Hands-on activities include learning how to compose a plena and creating...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Tour_08091310Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Docent Tour
Pictures in this section were from the first part of a docent-led tour of Latino artist works in the museum.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds:
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture. Hands-on activities include learning how to...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Vol_08091315Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Volunteer Get-together
Pictures in this section consisted of a get-together orientation for volunteers for the event. I was totally confused, thinking I was getting in early for an event with Cheech Marin which was actually scheduled for October 4. Instead, I found myself with dedicated volunteers and, me having a camera and...
2008_DC_Carnegie_Lib9DC -- Mt Vernon Triangle -- Carnegie Library of Washington, DC (Exterior)
2008_DC_CBMSO3DC -- Penn Qtr -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office (437 7th St NW)
2008_DC_CBOC_080329168DC -- Natl Cherry Blossom Festival -- Opening Ceremony @ NBM
National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is the official kick-off to the two-week Festival.

Washington dignitaries welcome residents and visitors to enjoy the city-wide events that make Washington, DC synonymous with spring around the world.

...
2008_DC_CB_FFD_08032982DC -- Natl Cherry Blossom Festival -- Family Day @ NBM
National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day presented with the National Building Museum

Join the National Cherry Blossom Festival® and the National Building Museum in celebrating the third annual opening of Washington, DC’s cherry blossom season.

This year’s family festival features hands-on...
2008_DC_CB_Fireworks_08040535Fireworks -- Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks (2008)
2008_DC_Cherry142DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2008)
2008_DC_Chess_Players4DC -- Public Art: Chess Players (sculpture by Lloyd Little) @ Judiciary Square
2008_DC_Chinatown19DC -- Chinatown neighborhood
2008_DC_Christo_08090643Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Running Fence" (w/Christo and Jeanne-Claude)
Running Fence: Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The film Running Fence (1978), directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, depicts the four year struggle of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to build a 24.5-mile fence of white fabric and steel poles through the hills of Californias Sonoma...
2008_DC_CHuff_0803214DC -- Old Post Office -- Performance: C. Huff (a.k.a. "Mr. Music")
2008_DC_CIS41DC -- Carnegie Institute for Science
2008_DC_Civil_08070927Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Os Guinness (Living with our Deepest Differences)
“Living with our Deepest Differences: Religious Liberty, Civility and the Future of America”. This was a book talk for "The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It" by its author Os Guinness, former executive director, Williamsburg Charter Foundation.
The event was moderated by Charles...
2008_DC_Clift_08031734NPC -- Eleanor Clift ("Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics")
In 2005, Eleanor Clift's husband, journalist Tom Brazaitis, lay dying in a hospital bed in their living room. As Clift cared for her husband through the last two weeks of his life, the nation watched as a very different death played out in a Florida nursing home--one that gripped the entire country,...
2008_DC_ClintonFB16DC -- William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building
2008_DC_Clooney_08110981Newseum -- Inside Media w/Nick Clooney (preview of "Reel Journalism" series)
Inside Media: Introducing "Reel Journalism": Guest: Nick Clooney. Nick Clooney has hosted national TV shows for ABC and American Movie Classics, written a column for The Cincinnati Post, worked as a human rights activist and has run for Congress.
During his 50 years in journalism, he’s also had a...
2008_DC_CM_0812156James Smithson Society event -- Donald Reynolds Center
2008_DC_Cogan_08111927Sixth & I and FotoWeek DC -- Joshua Cogan ("Soul Cages" opening)
Opening reception for “Soul Cages” by Joshua Cogan.
"Soul Cages" is a collected series of portraits from recent projects that pursue the ineffable nature of culture through visual medium. Using the camera as a tool of visual ethnography, Joshua Cogan combines the richness of travel photography with...
2008_DC_Coliseum4DC -- NoMa -- Washington Coliseum (Uline Arena)
2008_DC_Columbia_Heights42DC -- Columbia Heights neighborhood
2008_DC_Cong_Cem352DC -- Congressional Cemetery
2008_DC_Corcoran3DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art
I never noticed the wires holding the griffins in place before.
2008_DC_CourthousePk8DC -- Judiciary Square -- Courthouse Park (John Marshall Park and the one north of it)
2008_DC_Covering_081103119Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Covering the Court: The Linda Greenhouse Story (w/Sandra Day O'Connor)
Covering the Court - The Linda Greenhouse Story
Participants:
* Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence & Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow
* Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court (Ret.)
Introduction by: Walter Dellinger, partner, O’Melveny &...
2008_DC_CrittersDC9DC -- Critters -- Wounded robin and a squirrel
Including a wounded robin by the tulip beds of the Tidal Basin, and an extroverted squirrel
2008_DC_CTIA10DC -- Dupont Circle -- Cellular Telephone Industries Association (now The Wireless Association) (1400 16th St NW)
2008_DC_CWPT_Endangered_08031287CWPT's "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" presentation (2008) w/Trace Adkins
(Washington, D.C., 2/28/2008) – On Wednesday, March 12, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will host a news conference to announce the most endangered Civil War battlefields of 2008. Joining CWPT at the news conference will be platinum-selling Country Music artist Trace Adkins. Adkins is a lover of...
2008_DC_CWPT_Group_08092818CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Tour group: Miscellaneous shots
2008_DC_CWPT_LincMemI_08092828CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Tour group: Lincoln Memorial (inside)
Pictures include pictures in the public chamber as well as in the underground portion of the tour.
2008_DC_CWPT_LincMemO_08092873CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Tour group: Lincoln Memorial (outside)
2008_DC_CWPT_Photo_08092815CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Talk: Civil War Washington in Pictures (Garry Adelman)
"Capital at War: Civil War Washington in Pictures" was a journey through time to witness the transformation of Civil War Washington. It was given by Garry Adelman, the Vice President of the Center for Civil War Photography.
2008_DC_CWPT_Talk_08092648CWPT Grand Review (2008) in Washington DC -- Talk: Lincoln Assassination (Ed Bearss)
The kick-off lecture for the Grand Review weekend was by Ed Bearss.
2008_DC_Darlington11DC -- Judiciary Square -- Darlington Memorial Fountain
2008_DC_DAR86DC -- Foggy Bottom -- DAR Memorial Constitution Hall
2008_DC_DC_Court_CWExt_08120613DC -- Judiciary Square -- DC Courthouse (Old City Hall) -- Construction watch tour -- Exteriors
2008_DC_DC_Court_CWGroup_08120654DC -- Judiciary Square -- DC Courthouse (Old City Hall) -- Construction watch tour -- Group
2008_DC_DC_Court_CWInt_081206120DC -- Judiciary Square -- DC Courthouse (Old City Hall) -- Construction watch tour -- Interiors
2008_DC_Dobbs_08062230Politics & Prose -- Michael Dobbs ("One Minute to Midnight")
Michael Dobbs: "One Minute to Midnight": Washington Post reporter Dobbs has produced an authoritative history of what most people believe was the closest the U.S. and USSR came to a nuclear blowup. Early reviewers have praised the book’s pacing and style, as well as its abundance of new factual...
2008_DC_DOCRR_08020523Dept of Commerce -- Event: "Rwanda Rising" (w/John Hope Bryant)
The Assistant Secretary, Economic Development Administration, in conjunction with the Office of Civil Rights, is pleased to announce a program commemorating 2008 National Black History Month, which is celebrated during the month of February. The program will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, from...
2008_DC_DOC_MLK_08011732Dept of Commerce -- Event: Martin Luther King Jr. legacy (w/George Fraser)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted the “7th Annual Event Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” The event featured welcome remarks from John Sullivan, General Counsel and keynote speaker George Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet,...
2008_DC_DOI_Museum24DC -- Dept of Interior Museum
2008_DC_DOJ3DC -- Dept of Justice Building (Robert F. Kennedy Dept of Justice Bldg)
2008_DC_Downtown3DC -- Downtown area (K Street environs -- between New Hampshire and New York, Penn and M)
Including construction around 17th and K
2008_DC_Dozier_08052848Politics & Prose -- Kimberly Dozier ("Breathing the Fire")
On Memorial Day 2006, while reporting from Baghdad for CBS News, Dozier and her crew were victims of a car bombing. The attack killed the crew.Dozier, though wounded, remained conscious, and here she recounts her experience of the attack and the struggle to survive, cope, and heal.
The speaker was...
2008_DC_Dozier_08070653Newseum -- Inside Media w/Kimberly Dozier ("Breathing the Fire")
On Memorial Day in 2006, a car bomb ripped through CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier’s convoy in Iraq, killing five people — including two journalists — and leaving her near death.
On her road to recovery, Dozier endured dozens of surgeries. She chronicles the events of that fateful day, and tells...
2008_DC_Drawn_08062748Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Panel -- Herblock: Drawn from Memory -- Curator's Conversation (w/Sid Hart and Roger Wilkins)
The political cartoons of Herbert Lawrence Block (1909–2001), known by the pen name “Herblock,” appeared in American newspapers for more than seventy years. National Portrait Gallery senior historian Sid Hart, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Haynes Johnson, historian Roger Wilkins together with Pulitzer...
2008_DC_Drinks_08020717DC -- Drinks after the "Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics" event
Folks here were coming in after the National Archives event.
2008_DC_Dumbarton_UMC3DC -- Georgetown -- Dumbarton United Methodist Church (3133 Dumbarton St NW)
2008_DC_Dupont_Circle10DC -- Dupont Circle neighborhood (but not the fountain)
Including a number of pictures of the outside of the CTIA/RFF building across the street from the Embassy of Kazakhstan. The flag in front of the building is from CTIA-The Wireless Association (www.ctia.org) headquaters. But the animal art work is because of the Resources for the Future group...
2008_DC_Dupont_Fountain2DC -- Dupont Circle Fountain
2008_DC_EC_Champlain17DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Exhibit: Champlain's Dream
Champlain's Dream:

2008 is the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec by Samuel de Champlain. But there are many other reasons to celebrate an American explorer who does not receive nearly enough credit south of the border. In fact, the border as it now exists would have confused Champlain, who...
2008_DC_EC_McMichael11DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Exhibit: McMichael Canada Art Collection
The Embassy of Canada is proud to announce the much anticipated McMichael Collection exhibit entitled Our Home and Native Land. This exhibit will showcase Canadian masterpieces from the McMichael permanent collection, including paintings by Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Lemieux and the Group of...
2008_DC_Ellipse1DC -- Ellipse (President's Park South)
2008_DC_Emb_Australia46DC -- Embassy of Australia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Under the stars of the Southern sky, take in performances of indigenous Australian music and exhibits on studying and working in Australia. The embassy’s gallery will feature photographic exhibition 1918 Australia and America: Allies on the...
2008_DC_Emb_Belgium14DC -- Embassy of Belgium
Part of the EU Open House 2008

Belgium, the Movie: A 25-minute film plays continuously, featuring magnificent aerial footage of both urban and rural areas in Belgium. Belgian food specialties will be served.
2008_DC_Emb_Brazil3DC -- Embassy of Brazil
2008_DC_Emb_Britain25DC -- Embassy of Great Britain
Part of the EU Open House 2008

A Tour of the United Kingdom: Take a tour of the United Kingdom with stops in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland at the British Embassy. Learn more about “Being a Brit Different” and about life in DC from high-profile Brits living in the US.

Comment: I...
2008_DC_Emb_Cameroon1DC -- Embassy of Cameroon
2008_DC_Emb_Canada5DC -- Embassy of Canada
2008_DC_Emb_Chile2DC -- Embassy of Chile
2008_DC_Emb_Colombia53DC -- Embassy of Colombia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
A self-guided tour of the Ambassador of Colombia’s residence, including an exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs by renowned Colombian artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos.
2008_DC_Emb_Croatia2DC -- Embassy of Croatia
2008_DC_Emb_Denmark12DC -- Embassy of Denmark
Part of the EU Open House 2008

Tours of the Ambassador’s residence, samples of Danish specialties, traditional Danish folk dancing, and games for children will be offered throughout the day along with an opportunity to test your knowledge of Denmark.

One of the displays outside announced that it...
2008_DC_Emb_Finland50DC -- Embassy of Finland
Part of the EU Open House 2008

Comment: The embassy had a variety of food items and there were several talks by, among others, Pekku Lintu, the ambassador of Finland.

During the event, they were having an exhibition in the embassy called "My Paradise". Here's the description from their web site at...
2008_DC_Emb_Greece4DC -- Embassy of Greece
2008_DC_Emb_Haiti1DC -- Embassy of Haiti
2008_DC_Emb_India19DC -- Embassy of India
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
The embassy welcomes visitors with a variety of Indian music and dance performances, including Bhangra and Bharatnatyam, Indian snacks, and general information on India.
2008_DC_Emb_Indonesia83DC -- Embassy of Indonesia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Take a guided tour of this historic building, once known as the Walsh Mansion, a private residence built at the turn of the 20th century. Cultural artifacts from Indonesia and a short movie about the country will also be shown.
2008_DC_Emb_Italy50DC -- Embassy of Italy
Part of the EU Open House 2008

Take a guided tour of the embassy and view short films from Italy in the auditorium. Refreshments will be available in the cafeteria for purchase.
2008_DC_Emb_Kazakhstan64DC -- Embassy of Kazakhstan
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
The Heart of Eurasia: Attend a special evening concert and mingle with diplomats from Kazakhstan, including His Excellency Ambassador Erlan Idrissov. At 6 pm an authentic folk group from Western Kazakhstan will perform tunes by the Great Steppes...
2008_DC_Emb_Korea65DC -- Embassy of Korea (KORUS)
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Master Han J. Do and 20 traditional Korean martial arts performers will demonstrate Taekwondo and teach moves to children. View the exhibition Traditional Korean Archery and film, and tour the embassy’s museum filled with traditional musical...
2008_DC_Emb_Latvia_Art40DC -- Embassy of Latvia -- Exhibit: Baltic Art
2008_DC_Emb_Madagascar35DC -- Embassy of Madagascar
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Enjoy this showcase of authentic Malagasy culture through film, music, song, and dance and taste traditional Malagasy food and drink. Also, view wall paintings, handicrafts, and displays of books and documents.
2008_DC_Emb_Mexico1DC -- Embassy of Mexico
2008_DC_Emb_Micronesia19DC -- Embassy of Micronesia
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Come see photographs of simple life on tropical islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. Take a moment to see island carvings and handicrafts; learn about the island cultures; and as you leave, feel free to take some brochures with...
2008_DC_Emb_Paraguay14DC -- Embassy of Paraguay
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
From the Forests of Paraguay to Massachusetts Avenue: The Embassy of Paraguay in collaboration with Restore Mass Ave presents colorful photographic art of the Ache people and the magnificent Paraguayan forests, alongside old photographs and...
2008_DC_Emb_Philippines3DC -- Embassy of Philippines
2008_DC_Emb_Romania43DC -- Embassy of Romania
Part of the EU Open House 2008

Tour the Beaux-Arts style Romanian Embassy, located in distinctive Sheridan-Kalorama (home to five presidents and much of Washington’s diplomatic community), and built in 1907. Romanian film sessions will start every hour, and an exhibition about monastic life in...
2008_DC_Emb_Russia1DC -- Embassy of Russia
2008_DC_Emb_Sweden8DC -- Embassy of Sweden (House of Sweden)
2008_DC_Emb_Trinidad20DC -- Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Enjoy a live steelpan performance of Calypso music while tasting the country’s culinary delights. Also view an exhibit featuring renowned artists of Trinidad and Tobago.
2008_DC_Emb_Venezuela48DC -- Embassy of Venezuela
Part of Passport DC (Around the World) Open House 2008:
Take a tour of the Ambassador’s residence and art collection where some of Venezuela’s most important painters are represented, and sample traditional cuisine and music.
2008_DC_Emb_Zambia1DC -- Embassy of Zambia
2008_DC_Emory6DC -- Brightwood -- Emory United Methodist Church (by Fort Stevens)
2008_DC_Epstein_08052913Olsson's -- Daniel Mark Epstein ("The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage")
The vivacious daughter of an aristocratic Kentucky family, Mary let it be known early and not entirely in jest that she intended to marry a man who would become president of the United States. Touching only lightly on their lives before marriage–and not at all on Mary’s decline after her husband’s...
2008_DC_Equitable1DC -- Penn Qtr -- Equitable Bank Bldg (915 F St NW)
2008_DC_Falun16DC -- Protest: Falun Gong protesters @ Pennsylvania Avenue
This was different from when I'd seen them a couple of years prior. This time there was a counter protest waving Chinese flags to counter the Falun Gong and Tibetan protesters.
2008_DC_FBI1DC -- Penn Qtr -- FBI Building (J. Edgar Hoover Bldg) (935 Penn Ave NW)
2008_DC_FCUCC1DC -- Penn Qtr -- First Congregational UCC (945 G St NW)
2008_DC_Felzenberg_08071524NPC -- Al Felzenberg ("In The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't)")
Ever since historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. began the presidential ratings game in 1948, scholars, pundits and regular Americans have made many attempts at evaluating and ranking our nation's presidents from best to worst. But despite vast amounts of new information on past presidents, these...
2008_DC_FNARO_08020633Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "Running For Office" opening
Presentations were made by Marvin Pinkert, Allen Weinstein, Tom Wheeler, ???, and Jessie Kratz
2008_DC_FNA_08100289Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "1783: Subject or Citizen?" opening
Private Reception and Exhibition Preview of "1783: Subject or Citizen?" An international exhibition presented by the National Archives and Library and Archives Canada with support from the Foundation for the National Archives.

Speakers included:
* Marvin Pinkert, director, museum programs at the...
2008_DC_Foggy_Bottom24DC -- Foggy Bottom neighborhood
2008_DC_FolklifeB171Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2008) -- Bhutan
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
Celebrating Bhutan's special approach towards life in the 21st century
2008_DC_FolklifeN32Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2008) -- NASA
NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond
Showcasing the role that the men and women of NASA have played in broadening the horizons of American science and culture
2008_DC_FolklifeT351Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2008) -- Texas
Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine
Exploring a dynamic and creative society, built upon rich natural resources, thriving cosmopolitan cities and engaging rural landscapes

080628: Performers include: Little Joe y La Familia, Les Amis Creole, and the Gillette Brothers.

080629:...
2008_DC_FONZ_AM_08101738DC -- FONZ Annual Meeting (2008)
Join us as we look back on another successful year. As a bonus, we're adding a special Zoo-by-night tour from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Agenda:
- Welcome and Introduction -- Bob Lamb, Executive Director, FONZ
- Zoo Highlights -- John Berry, Director, Smithsonian's National Zoo
- Presentation of...
2008_DC_FONZ_Talk_08111538DC -- FONZ Talk -- Brian Gratwicke (Mass frog extinction)
Brian Gratwicke discussed the research into the mass frog extinction which is going on. A lot of it is related to a fungus which people helped distribute around the world.

One slide:

The Situation:
- 5,743 species of amphibians
- 42% of all non data-deficient species were in danger of...
2008_DC_FONZ_Tour_08082384DC -- FONZ Tour -- Asia Trails (elephant trail) construction
The was a FONZ event on the status of the Asia Trail, with the emphasis on the elephant trail. Speakers included Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya, the new Sri Lankan ambassador in his first public appearance at the Zoo. Also speaking were John Berry (Director of the Smithsonian's National Zoological...
2008_DC_FONZ_Tour_08111543DC -- FONZ Tour -- Member tour of Amazonia
2008_DC_Fords17DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
Ford's Theatre itself is currently closed for renovation. Pictures here are of the back alley and were encouraged by a walking tour sign which mentioned that this was the way that John Wilkes Booth came after the fanatic had murdered Abraham Lincoln.
2008_DC_Fords_CEL2DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Center for Education and Leadership)
2008_DC_FOSE34DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)
Pictures from several talks and others of the convention in general.

Opening Keynote: David Girouard. Vice President and General Manager, Google Enterprise

Keynote Address: Scott McNealy, Chairman and Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems and Chairman, Sun Microsystems Federal Inc.
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08010130Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS – 12/07-1/08 REPORT

Great pack, tough delivery. That was the evaluation of the 12th annual Friends of the Homeless operation, the brainchild of Tom...
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08122541Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Debbie:

We had a great event preparing and distributing bags to homeless people in Washington DC. Below is some of the information about the event, and some of the vignettes that we hope convey...
2008_DC_FotoAH49FotoWeek DC -- Images on American History Museum
2008_DC_FotoAI13FotoWeek DC -- Images on Natl Museum of the American Indian
2008_DC_FotoDC48FotoWeek DC -- FotoWeek Central Gallery
2008_DC_FotoHM39FotoWeek DC -- Images on US Holocaust Memorial Museum
2008_DC_FotoNw22Newseum & FotoWeek DC -- Images on Newseum
2008_DC_FotoRC24FotoWeek DC -- Images in Donald Reynolds Center's Kogod Courtyard
2008_DC_FotoWP39Washington Post & FotoWeek DC -- Photographic Moments exhibit
Exhibition: The Washington Post: Photographic Moments

The Washington Post’s photojournalists capture historic moments as well as quiet times. Their images are linked to the local history of Washington, D.C., and to groundbreaking events around the world. The Post is proud of its photographers, their...
2008_DC_FPlaza1DC -- Freedom Plaza (incl Pulaski statue)
2008_DC_Franciscan45DC -- Brookland -- Franciscan Monastery (1400 Quincy St., NE)
2008_DC_Friedman_08092397Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Tom Friedman ("Hot, Flat, and Crowded")
Friedman exposes the irrationality of U.S. policies that promote consumption of vast quantities of oil. The United States must lead efforts to develop energy alternatives that would 1) free us from our dependence on petro-dictatorships and 2) help preserve the earth, oceans, and biodiversity. This event...
2008_DC_Friendship_Arch9DC -- Chinatown -- Friendship Arch
2008_DC_FTC15DC -- Federal Trade Commission building
2008_DC_Ft_Bunker_Hill4DC -- Circle Forts -- Fort Bunker Hill
2008_DC_Ft_StevensNC38DC -- Fort Stevens Park National Cemetery
2008_DC_Ft_StevensWT_08042666Cultural Tourism DC -- Walking Tour: Victory at Fort Stevens
Victory at Fort Stevens:
Explore Fort Stevens and its surrounding neighborhood to relive the historical highlights of the moral turning point of the Civil War. Highlights include the spot where Abraham Lincoln stood when he was almost shot by enemy fire and Battleground National Cemetery, the final...
2008_DC_Ft_Stevens38DC -- Circle Forts -- Fort Stevens Park
2008_DC_Gallery_Place1DC -- Gallery Place building
2008_DC_Gallup_Bldg6DC -- Penn Qtr -- Gallup Building (incl Masonic Temple on F) (901 F St NW)
2008_DC_Gandhi7DC -- Dupont Circle -- Mohandas Gandhi statue (2100 Q St NW)
2008_DC_GAR17DC -- Penn Qtr -- Indiana Plaza -- GAR Memorial
2008_DC_Geiger_08111630Newseum & FotoWeek DC -- Inside Media w/Ken Geiger (Pulitzer Prize photography)
Inside Media: Celebrate FotoWeek DC: Guest: Ken Geiger
Ken Geiger’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the Nigerian relay team celebrating at the 1992 Olympics has been described as "a glorious portrait of human joy."
His photo assignments have ranged from China to Mexico, war in Burma and Bosnia,...
2008_DC_GeorgetownC12DC -- C&O Canal NHP -- Georgetown
2008_DC_GeorgetownV9DC -- Georgetown view of the Potomac River and Rosslyn
Taken from the FotoWeek DC building.
2008_DC_Georgetown39DC -- Georgetown neighborhood
2008_DC_Gerberg_08121658DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Mort Gerberg ("Last Laughs")
Mort Gerberg: Last Laughs: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement...and the Great Beyond
Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg has assembled an all-star cast of gifted and popular cartoonists including George Booth, Roz Chast, Frank Modell, JB Handelsman, Sidney Harris and Jack Ziegler to join him in...
2008_DC_Ginsburg_08011048Sixth & I -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Grubin ("The Jewish Americans" screening)
Enjoy a screening of the PBS series The Jewish Americans, and a conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, and David Grubin, filmmaker.
2008_DC_Gore_08071737Al Gore's National Challenge on Energy and Climate @ DAR Constitution Hall
Vice President Gore will be issuing an unprecedented challenge to policymakers and entrepreneurs. He’ll push the "reset" button on how we think about energy and climate. And how we create American prosperity.

The audience included Tipper Gore, will.i.am (from the Black Eyed Peas), and Bob Barr (the...
2008_DC_Grant_Mem15DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2008_DC_Greyhound19DC -- Penn Qtr -- Greyhound Bus Station (1100 New York Ave NW)
2008_DC_GWill_08061630Politics & Prose -- George Will ("One Man's America")
The distinguished Washington journalist’s new book is both personal and political. He travels through America, visiting Chicago, Los Angeles, and the Virginia Civil War battlefields. He also gives us glimpses of his own life, his thirty-five-year-old Down syndrome son and his recently deceased mother....
2008_DC_GWU8DC -- GWU (George Washington University)
2008_DC_GWU_Art4DC -- GWU -- Public Art
2008_DC_Hajdu_08040744Politics & Prose -- David Hajdu ("The Ten-Cent Plague")
David Hajdu "The Ten-Cent Plague":
This dark and scary tale from the music critic at the New Republic and author of Positively Fourth Street is also a true one. During the political witchhunts of the ’50s, another menace appeared: comic books. Causing moral panic, comics were blamed for antisocial...
2008_DC_Hancock_Mem6DC -- General Winfield Scott Hancock (Ellicott) Memorial
2008_DC_Harris_08042795Politics & Prose -- Fred Harris ("Does People Do It?")
Former Senator Fred Harris has penned a charming autobiography. Son of an Oklahoma tenant farmer, Fred was the first member of his family to attend college. He remembers his Uncle Ralph saying, “whatever your job is, go about it like you was killing snakes.” And that is how Harris has tried to live his...
2008_DC_Hatch_08052429Newseum -- Inside Media w/Norman Hatch (World War II cameraman)
World War II Marine Corps cameraman Norman Hatch will discuss his experience filming the Battle of Tarawa and reflect on the evolution of war news coverage from newsreels to today's 24-hour, instantaneous reporting. 
The event was moderated by Rich Foster, from the Newseum.
2008_DC_HATO104DC -- Exhibit: Hands Across The Ocean @ National Mall
Massive International Art Exhibit Displayed on the National Mall

WASHINGTON, DC – A half-mile long series of aquatic murals painted under the direction of acclaimed artist Wyland were unveiled yesterday at the National Mall & Memorial Parks. National Park Service Director Mary A. Bomar welcomed...
2008_DC_Hemings_08092257Politics & Prose -- Annette Gordon-Reed ("The Hemingses of Monticello")
Continuing the work that resulted in her "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy," the historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed has done extensive research about the Hemings’s life in the Big House, as well as about their accompanying Jefferson to Paris. Her epic work tells...
2008_DC_Herman_08082640NPC -- Eleanor Herman ("Mistress of the Vatican")
For several decades, there has been a movement within the Roman Catholic Church seeking the ordination of women into the priesthood. Canon law continues to exclude women from church leadership, a position that Popes Paul VI and John Paul II reinforced in numerous encyclicals. Buried in the present...
2008_DC_Holocaust4DC -- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
2008_DC_Honors_08120776DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2008)
Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, and Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey To Receive 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Washington, D.C.—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of the individuals who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors of...
2008_DC_Hoover_08111522Newseum -- Inside Media w/William Beecher and John Fox (Hoover and the Media)
Inside Media: Hoover and the Media:
Guests: William Beecher and John Fox
Former New York Times reporter William Beecher broke the story of the U.S. military’s secret bombing of Cambodia in 1969, inciting the fury of the Nixon administration. The fallout from the Times’s Page One story was swift. In a...
2008_DC_HotelW4DC -- Penn Qtr -- Hotel Washington (W Washington) (515 15th St NW)
2008_DC_Huffington_08050558Politics & Prose -- Arianna Huffington ("Right Is Wrong")
Right-wing zealots have bequeathed voters an endless war in Iraq, a failing economy, a collapsing health-care system, and a war on science, says Huffington, publisher of one of the most widely read Internet journals. She also blames the media for presenting “both sides” as if there were no way of...
2008_DC_IDBCC_Extended25DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- Exhibit: Extended Boundary
February 19, 2008
IDB art exhibition honors Miami

The exhibition shows off Miami's Latin American-flavored dynamism and creativity and relates the city's cultural history.

Miami's characteristic intensity and diversity are on display in "Extended Boundary: Latin American and Caribbean Artists in...
2008_DC_IDBCC_Show17DC -- IDB Cultural Center -- Exhibit: On With The Show
On with the Show!
A celebration of the 100th Anniversary and Restoration of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
May 21 to August 1, 2008
The process of upgrading the Teatro Colón infrastructure began eight years ago with the design and unveiling of a Master Plan. Included will be the...
2008_DC_IDB10DC -- IDB -- Inter-American Development Bank building
Very cool lobby!
2008_DC_Illuminated_Crowd7DC -- Public Art: Illuminated Crowd (by Raymond Mason) @ Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown (removed in 2012?)
2008_DC_Isikoff_08061529Newseum -- Inside Media w/Michael Isikoff
Michael Isikoff has reported for Newsweek magazine on a number of topics, notably, prisoner abuses at Abu Graib, the war on terrorism, campaign finance abuses, the Whitewater investigation and the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky....
2008_DC_Jarecki_08102830Politics & Prose -- Eugene Jarecki ("The American Way of War")
A sequel to his award-winning film, Why We Fight, Jarecki's book argues that George Washington, and later Dwight Eisenhower, each correctly forewarned of the growth of a military-industrial complex antithetical to democratic values.
The speaker was introduced by Mike Giarratano, events manager for...
2008_DC_JAWilson146DC -- John A. Wilson Building
Including close ups of the statues lining the top. I was impressed at how well the Fuji s100sf handled these.
2008_DC_JAWilson_100_08101585DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Centennial Event
John A. Wilson Building Centennial
Join in the celebration of the Centennial of the John A. Wilson Building. This commemoration includes an exhibit co-curated by the Historical Society of Washington and the DC Archives. The exhibits include fascinating artifacts: an original DC flag (courtesy of the...
2008_DC_JAWilson_Tour_08101550DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Architectural Tour
2008_DC_Jeff_MemVC2DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial -- Visitor Center (downstairs)
2008_DC_Jeff_Mem5DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
2008_DC_JSS_08010823James Smithson Society event -- Air & Space (America By Air Exhibit)
2008_DC_JSS_08022023James Smithson Society/CM event -- Natural History (Butterfly exhibit)
2008_DC_Juarez_Statue2DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Benito Juarez (statue)
2008_DC_Judiciary2DC -- Judiciary Square neighborhood
2008_DC_KAJM_08062234Newseum -- Inside Media w/Kelli Arena and John Miller (FBI stories)
Inside Media with Kelli Arena and John Miller: The two veteran reporters of law enforcement and criminal justice journalism discuss the top news stories involving the FBI.
John Miller, assistant director of public affairs for the FBI, interviewed Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1998 for ABC News, and...
2008_DC_Kalb_08031055NPC -- Kalb Report: "Covering the World" (w/Christiane Amanpour)
CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour to Discuss “Covering the World” on The Kalb Report, March 10. CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and legendary journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss war, crisis, and disaster coverage in the third installment of this season’s...
2008_DC_Kalb_08041438NPC -- Kalb Report: "Investigative Journalism" (w/Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest)
Pulitzer Prize winners Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest join Marvin Kalb in probe of investigative journalism. GW's Kalb Report Presents "In Search of Truth: A Conversation on Investigative Reporting"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest will discuss the craft and impact of...
2008_DC_KAL_08102553Newseum -- Inside Media w/Kevin Kallaugher (Campaign Cartoons with KAL)
Campaign Cartoons with KAL (Kevin Kallaugher): Award-winning editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher brings his drawing and animation skills to the Newseum for a high-tech, humorous look at the presidential campaign and the candidates.
The event was moderated by Sonya Gavankar, from the Newseum.
2008_DC_Keck6DC -- Keck Center of the National Academies
2008_DC_Kessler_08062129Newseum -- Inside Media w/Ron Kessler (FBI and its directors)
Inside Media with Ron Kessler: The New York Times best-selling author shares his insights on the FBI and its directors, from J. Edgar Hoover to Robert Mueller.
Author of "The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency" and "The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI," Kessler has...
2008_DC_Kite_Festival_08032937DC -- Mall -- Event: Smithsonian Kite Festival (2008)
Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
2008_DC_Kossuth7DC -- Kossuth House
2008_DC_Krupp_08032585Politics & Prose -- Fred Krupp ("Earth The Sequel")
Fred Krupp, "Earth the Sequel" (W.W. Norton, $24.95). These stories of everyday innovators and influential investors prove that solutions to global warming and energy efficiency are not only possible—they’re under way. The future depends on initiative, inspiration and, above all, coherent policies,...
2008_DC_Kuroki_08050177Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Ben Kuroki ("Most Honorable Son")
General Electric Aviation Lecture: "Most Honorable Son: a Japanese-American B-24 Gunner in World War II"
Speaker: Sgt. Ben Kuroki

Sgt. Ben Kuroki was one of the few Nisei admitted to the Army Air Corps. He earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses and was acclaimed as the first Nisei war hero after...
2008_DC_Lady_08032120Env Film Festival (2008) -- Film Talk: -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Sid Hart, Grace Guggenheim and Bess Abell) @ Reynolds Center
"A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson": The story of America’s most admired First Lady, and her lasting legacy to the nation, is celebrated in this film biography of Lady Bird Johnson. Our nation’s First Lady from 1963 through 1968, Lady Bird was a pioneer in the environmental movement, organizing a...
2008_DC_Lafayette_Square28DC -- Lafayette Square (by White House) area
2008_DC_Lamb_08052526Newseum -- Inside Media w/Brian Lamb (C-SPAN)
Brian Lamb, founder and CEO of C-SPAN, will discuss how his idea to bring Congress into our living rooms has opened the door to public scrutiny of the legislative process.
The event was moderated by John Milewski, from the Newseum.
2008_DC_Lang_08080596DC -- Mall -- Event: National Night Out -- Concert (w/Jonny Lang)
w/Mambo Sauce and Andrea Roane, news anchor WUSA9 (mistress of ceremonies).
2008_DC_Lansburgh3DC -- Penn Qtr -- Lansburgh Theatre: Shakespeare Theatre Company (450 7th St NW)
2008_DC_Law8DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightC_08051379DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Ceremony
The official program for the evening (not all of which I got on film) was as follows:
- Presentation of the Colors -- United States Park Police
- National Anthem -- Performed by Sergeant Michael Devine, New York City Police Department
- Invocation -- Reverend Kate Braestrup
- Welcoming Remarks...
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightP_08051339DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Pre-ceremony events
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightR_08051373DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Related images
2008_DC_Letelier_Mem3DC -- Letelier-Moffitt Memorial @ Sheridan Circle
2008_DC_Le_Droit_Bldg4DC -- Penn Qtr -- Le Droit Bldg (800-812 F St NW) (Adams Bldg + old International Spy Museum bldg)
2008_DC_Liberty_Place2DC -- Penn Qtr -- Liberty Place (325 7th St NW)
2008_DC_Libeskind_080618149Sixth & I and the Chelsea School -- Daniel Libeskind (A Conversation) w/Ronald Abramson
"A Conversation with Daniel Libeskind": Chelsea School and Sixth & I present this conversation with internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who will discuss the ways in which architecture can memorialize — and reshape — human experience. As the son of Holocaust survivors and the nephew of...
2008_DC_Lincoln_CottageC_08021863DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Grand Opening (2008) -- Ceremony
The grand opening ceremony for President Lincoln's Cottage was held on President's Day, February 18, 2008. The day, which was supposed to be raining and yeech, turned spectacularly sunny and warm for the event. Program:
* United States Marine Corps Band
* Dr. Frank Milligan, Director, President...
2008_DC_Lincoln_CottageI64DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home) -- Interior Images
2008_DC_Lincoln_CottageO_08021892DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Grand Opening (2008) -- Other
Pictures here include the congregating before and after the ceremony, the audience during the ceremony, posed pictures after the ceremony, and people wandering the cottage and grounds. Photographed here include Richard Moe, Frank Milligan, Pat Furgurson, Elizabeth Brownstein, Douglas Wilson, Edna...
2008_DC_Lincoln_CottageVC24DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Visitor Center
2008_DC_Lincoln_Cottage42DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)
2008_DC_Lincoln_CVC_Eman16DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Visitor Center -- Exhibit: In Pursuit of Emancipation
2008_DC_Lincoln_MemB34DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Event: Beneath the monument tour (Undercroft)
This is the part of the Lincoln Memorial that's underground. Normally it's closed off to tourists but they gave the CWPT group a guided tour.
2008_DC_Lincoln_MemVC1DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Exhibition Area
2008_DC_Lincoln_MemV3DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- View from...
2008_DC_Lincoln_Mem56DC -- Lincoln Memorial
2008_DC_Lincoln_Theater2DC -- Lincoln Theater
2008_DC_LOCExp_08041219Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (miscellaneous)
"Library of Congress Experience" Debuts April 12
Exhibits, Interactives Put Exciting World of Knowledge at Fingertips

The Library of Congress–the largest library in the world and the oldest U.S. federal cultural institution–on Saturday, April 12, debuts an immersive, new "Library of Congress...
2008_DC_LOCExp_Aud_08041253Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (audience)
2008_DC_LOCExp_Ceremony_08041236Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (misc ceremony)
The stage presentations were as follows:

- Welcome, Master of Ceremonies Tom Sherwood
- "The Star-Spangled Banner", Library of Congress Choir
- Singers Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer ...
2008_DC_LOCExp_DS_08041280Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (Doc Scantlin)
Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra have a web site of course: http://www.docscantlin.com
2008_DC_LOCExp_FM_08041224Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer)
2008_DC_LOCExp_MRR_08041225Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (people in Main Reading Room)
During the "Library of Congress Experience" opening event, the Main Reading Room was available for public tours (and photography), something which until then hadn't been done very often.
2008_DC_LOCExp_PBS_08041241Library of Congress -- Ceremony: "Experience" debut (PBS characters)
Clifford the Dog, Curious George, and WordGirl.
2008_DC_LOC_Asian14DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Asian Reading Room (1st Floor)
2008_DC_LOC_Ext39DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2008_DC_LOC_GH30DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: The Great Hall
2008_DC_LOC_LL_080412112Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Living Legends 2008 (Mario Andretti, Julian Bond, Herbie Hancock, David McCullough, Cokie Roberts, Frank Robinson, and Bob Schieffer)
Seven New “Living Legends” Honored on April 12 To Commemorate Launch of “Library of Congress Experience”
Public Enters Through Ornate Bronze Doors First Time Since 1990

The Library of Congress will honor seven new "Living Legends" as part of its public celebration on Saturday, April 12, at the...
2008_DC_LOC_LL_Etc_08041221Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Living Legends 2008 miscellaneous
Setting up, the audience, people leaving.
2008_DC_LOC_Mahogany18DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Mahogany Row (1st Floor, by Kluge Center)
2008_DC_LOC_MRR80DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
They don't allow public visitors into the main reading room very often and they allow photography even less often. One time they did it for was the "Experience" opening.
2008_DC_Lovejoy_08112018Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- theLovejoyGroup
2008_DC_Macaulay_08102133Politics & Prose -- David Macaulay ("The Way We Work")
As he did for machines in The Way Things Work, Macaulay explains the body’s smallest building blocks, and then shows how each of the major systems works. Once again, he gives us clear explanations, humor, and wonderful illustrations.
The speaker was introduced by Gussie Lewis, from Politics and...
2008_DC_Majluf_0804305IDB Event: Natalia Majluf ("Public or Private?")
Dr. Natalia Majluf, Director of the Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru, talks on "Public or Private? Cultural Institutions in Latin America:the Case of the Museo de Arte de Lima"
Through a case study of the work undertaken by the Museo de Arte de Lima, this lecture will address issues that arise from the...
2008_DC_Malachowski_080327126Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot)
What’s it like to be first? In March 2006, Maj. Nicole Malachowski debuted as the first woman pilot selected to fly in any American military demonstration team, in this case, the Air Force Demo Squadron better known as the Thunderbirds, flying F-16Cs. Major Malachowski’s two seasons as Thunderbird #3...
2008_DC_Mall11DC -- Natl Mall area
2008_DC_Manning_08091849DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Chandra Manning ("What This Cruel Was Over")
This was a Lincoln Cabinet (donor) plus others event which featured a talk by Chandra Manning based on her book "What This Cruel Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War"
2008_DC_Marcus_08110822Newseum -- Inside Media w/Ruth Marcus (Election results)
Inside Media: Election 2008: The Results are In: Guest: Ruth Marcus. Washington Post reporter Ruth Marcus joins the Newseum for an in-depth conversation on the 2008 presidential election results and what they say about the electorate. As an editorial writer specializing in American politics, Marcus...
2008_DC_Marshall_Statue3DC -- Judiciary Square -- John Marshall Statue
2008_DC_Mayflower15DC -- Downtown -- Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave NW)
2008_DC_MBT4DC -- Metropolitan Branch Trail
2008_DC_McGovern_08081245NPC -- George McGovern ("Back to the Future") discussion w/David Broder and Haynes Johnson
NPC Newsmaker Program: A conversation with former Sen. McGovern, 1968 Democratic presidential candidate and 1972 presidential nominee; and
Washington Post Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist David S. Broder, reporter on presidential elections since 1960.
"Back to the Future: How Nominating Conventions...
2008_DC_McPherson_08102027Politics & Prose -- James McPherson ("Tried By War")
The master Civil War historian considers Lincoln America’s greatest war leader. With no previous military experience, Lincoln invented the idea of commander in chief, dictating strategy, mobilizing public opinion, and cajoling reluctant generals. In doing so, Lincoln violated some long-standing civil...
2008_DC_McPherson_0811112Smithsonian Associates -- James McPherson ("Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief")
Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief: An Evening with James McPherson

This evening, James McPherson, one of our greatest living Civil War historians, illuminates Abraham Lincoln as a military leader. He begins by defining how Lincoln invented the idea of Commander-in-Chief by assuming powers that...
2008_DC_Mem_Bridge4DC -- Arlington Memorial Bridge
2008_DC_Mem_Day_080524137DC -- Memorial Day Concert (2008) (dress rehearsal)
The 2008 National Memorial Day Concert
Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

PBS unites the nation with the award-winning National Memorial Day Concert (2008) honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all of those who have given their...
2008_DC_Meridian4DC -- Columbia Heights -- Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park)
2008_DC_Metro_CoH9Metro Station -- Columbia Heights
2008_DC_Metro_FT2Metro Station -- Fort Totten
2008_DC_Metro_GP1Metro Station -- Gallery Place
2008_DC_Metro_NY1Metro Station -- NoMa–Gallaudet U station on New York Avenue
2008_DC_Meyer_08081147Politics & Prose -- Dick Meyer ("Why We Hate Us")
A long-time CBS journalist, now with NPR, Meyer has identified pervasive marketing, perversion of culture, and self-promotion as contributing to an absence of self-respect among American citizens. He makes suggestions for ways out of the demeaning cultural zeitgeist.
The speaker was introduced by Bill...
2008_DC_Michelle_0808153Sixth & I -- Michelle Wiener's last day
Michelle Weiner was leaving. She was the person who brought me on board here.
2008_DC_Michelle_08082189Sixth & I -- Michelle Weiner's good-bye open house
Complete with her BTTG!
2008_DC_MLKLib12DC -- Penn Qtr -- Martin Luther King Memorial Library (901 G St NW)
2008_DC_Morrison_081204114Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Toni Morrison ("A Mercy: A Novel")
Toni Morrison: "A Mercy: A Novel". We are honored to present the Nobel Laureate. She returns to the theme of slavery; this time, in a period soon after the nation’s founding. A Publishers Weekly starred preview says, “Morrison’s lyricism infuses the shifting voices of her characters … Morrison’s...
2008_DC_MPP_08112931Newseum -- Inside Media w/Roy Harris and Jeff Leen (Most Prestigious Pulitzer)
Inside Media: The Most Prestigious Pulitzer: Guests: Roy Harris and Jeff Leen
When Pulitzer Prizes for journalism are awarded each year, the most coveted is the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal, which is awarded to newspapers for public service. One winning newspaper’s editor described it as "not only a...
2008_DC_MTCWoz_08112831Newseum -- "Moments that Changed Us: Steve Wozniak" (w/Nick Clooney)
"Moments that Changed Us" with Nick Clooney
Nick Clooney will host a discussion about and screening from his television series "Moments That Changed Us." This special program at the Newseum will feature the contributions of Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers.
Clooney has hosted national TV...
2008_DC_Mt_Vernon12DC -- Mt Vernon Triangle neighborhood
2008_DC_Mudd_08041360Politics & Prose -- Roger Mudd ("The Place To Be")
In his nostalgic memoir, the longtime, award-winning TV anchorman recalls his salad days, the 20 years he spent in the CBS News Washington bureau before an abrupt end, when CBS tapped Dan Rather instead of Mudd to succeed Walter Cronkite. Mudd’s book is full of great anecdotes and insider media...
2008_DC_Murals20DC -- Public Murals
2008_DC_NA5Fathoms_08102224Natl Archives -- Mary L. Fowler ("Full Fathom Five: A Daughter's Search")
Mary L. Fowler discusses her book "Full Fathom Five: A Daughter’s Search." Born after her father was lost at sea in 1943, Fowler grew up not knowing who he was or what happened to him and his submarine crew. After researching ship’s logs, letters, and naval records, she wrote this memoir, which reveals...
2008_DC_NAAA_08101519Natl Archives -- Kate Clifford Larson ("Assassin's Accomplice")
The Assassin’s Accomplice:  Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln:
Kate Clifford Larson tells the story of Mary Surratt, a little-known participant in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the Federal Government. The Assassin’s Accomplice describes...
2008_DC_NAAP_08021337Natl Archives -- Panel -- American Presidents
American Presidents: In celebration of Presidents Day, the Center for the National Archives Experience, in partnership with Times Books, presents a panel discussion highlighting the American Presidents book series. Series editor Sean Wilentz, author of Andrew Jackson, moderates a panel including Timothy...
2008_DC_NABBox_08013152Natl Archives & Newseum -- Panel -- Back Rooms to Ballot Boxes
Back Rooms to Ballot Boxes: Primary Reform, the People, and the Press: Major primary reform in the 1970s ushered out an era of political power brokers deciding the fate of candidates. What happened 30 years ago that fundamentally changed the nature of Presidential elections? How have big money,...
2008_DC_NABB_08012543Natl Archives -- Barbara Bush (American Conversations)
Barbara Bush: Family and Friends in a Public Life. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush in an American Conversation. Since leaving the White House in 1993, Mrs. Bush has continued to serve others with tireless energy and good humor. As First...
2008_DC_NACR_08050742Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts ("Ladies of Liberty")
Cokie Roberts: Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation:
Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes Cokie Roberts to discuss her newest book, Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Cokie Roberts tells the story of remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation...
2008_DC_NADGF_08010947Natl Archives -- Drew Gilpin Faust ("This Republic of Suffering")
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War:
Join Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust as she speaks on her newest book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. Faust’s book is an illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and...
2008_DC_NADSR_08121147Natl Archives -- Daniel Schorr (American Conversations) -- Reception
These photos were taken at the private reception before the American Conversations discussion with Daniel Schorr.
2008_DC_NADS_08121183Natl Archives -- Daniel Schorr (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with Daniel Schorr: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes Daniel Schorr in an American Conversation. As the last member of Edward R. Murrow’s legendary CBS reporting team still active in journalism, Daniel Schorr has covered the administrations of 12 Presidents...
2008_DC_NAELD_08092524Natl Archives -- E.L. Doctorow (American Conversations)
An American Conversation with E. L. Doctorow: Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein welcomes award-winning novelist E. L. Doctorow for an “American Conversation.” Doctorow’s work depicts various eras and personalities in American history and has been published in 30 languages. His novels...
2008_DC_NAFDR_08031345Natl Archives -- Panel -- Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932
Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein moderates a panel discussing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal.” The panel features Donald Ritchie, Senate historian and author of Electing FDR; Jonathan Alter, Newsweek editor and author of The...
2008_DC_NAHD_08080626Natl Archives -- William Burr (introducing "History Declassified: Nixon in China")
In conjunction with the featured document display of a U.S. Department of State Intelligence Brief (see Exhibits), and in recognition of the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents this 2004 ABC News...
2008_DC_NAKAL_08050868Natl Archives -- Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher (Moving Political Cartoons from Page to Screen)
An Evening with Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher: Moving Political Cartoons from Page to Screen: Tonight, Berryman Award–winning editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher will present an illustrated lecture tracing the evolution of political cartoons from two-dimensional print to 3D animation. Kallaugher’s work...
2008_DC_NALBJ_08052233Natl Archives -- Harry McPherson (introducing "The Journey of Lyndon Johnson")
The Journey of Lyndon Johnson:
In conjunction with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum’s year-long celebration of LBJ’s 100th birthday, The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents "The Journey of Lyndon Johnson", produced in 1974 by Guggenheim...
2008_DC_NALibB_08091019Natl Archives -- Michael Meyerson ("Liberty's Blueprint")
Liberty’s Blueprint: The Federalist Papers are the series of essays that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote to persuade the American people to ratify the Constitution. In Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe...
2008_DC_NALLC_08101529Natl Archives -- Andrew Jampoler ("Last Lincoln Conspirator")
The Last Lincoln Conspirator:  John Surratt's Flight from the Gallows: Despite all that has been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the story of John Surratt—the only conspirator who got away—remains untold and largely unknown. Andrew Jampoler tells what happened to that last...
2008_DC_NAMAC_08092512Natl Archives -- Fergus M. Bordewich ("Washington: Making of the American Capital")
Washington: The Making of the American Capital: In Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus M. Bordewich delves into the history of the early days of Washington, DC, including the hidden and somewhat unsavory side of the city’s beginnings, and describes a story of triumph over a multitude...
2008_DC_NAMagna_08031131Natl Archives -- Panel -- Magna Carta Returns to the National Archives (w/David Rubenstein, A.E. Dick Howard)
"Magna Carta Returns to the National Archives": The only Magna Carta permanently in the United States will once again be on display at the National Archives beginning with this evening’s program. In celebration of David Rubenstein’s generous loan, we present a special tribute program featuring A. E....
2008_DC_NAMDF_08030438Natl Archives -- Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor ("My Dearest Friend")
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams:
The 40-year correspondence between John and Abigail Adams reveals one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships in American history. Join us as Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical...
2008_DC_NAMMap_08120364Natl Archives -- Panel -- Mitchell Map and Its Role In Shaping History
The Mitchell Map and Its Role in Shaping History: How was the Canadian/American border decided? Tonight’s panel will explore the use of Dr. John Mitchell’s important 1755 cartographic contribution, “A Map of the British Colonies in North America.” Mitchell’s map was the cartographic document used by...
2008_DC_NANFBC_08102361Natl Archives -- Panel -- Salute to the National Film Board of Canada
A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada: This program, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, celebrates more than 50 years of Oscar®-nominated and...
2008_DC_NANL4O_08101436Natl Archives -- Panel -- New Loyalties for Old (w/E.J. Dionne, David Brooks, and Douglas Brinkley)
American Conversation: New Loyalties for Old: A Farewell to the Two-Party System? Archivist Allen Weinstein welcomes three political commentators to discuss the impact of new technology, the expansion of voting groups, and weakening party loyalty. Panelists include:
* E. J. Dionne, Washington Post...
2008_DC_NANotB_08111221Natl Archives -- James Laxer ("North of the Border: The Counter Revolution")
Join James Laxer, professor of political science at York University in Toronto as he discusses his book The Border. At the end of the Revolutionary War, tens of thousands of loyalists departed from the newly created United States of America, many of them going to the remaining British colonies in North...
2008_DC_NAOscA_08022325Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Tom Flood and WIFV members)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
Speakers for this even:
* David Flood...
2008_DC_NAOscD_08022311Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Peggy Parsons)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
The short film nominees were introduced...
2008_DC_NAOscN_08022315Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "No End In Sight" (introduced by Aviva Kempner)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
This showing, of "No End In Sight", was...
2008_DC_NAOscO_08022214Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" (introduced by Glenn Marcus)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
This showing, of "Operation Homecoming:...
2008_DC_NAOscS_0802247Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Felicia Barlow)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Speakers for this event were:
*...
2008_DC_NAOscW_08022414Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "War/Dance" (introduced by Flo Stone)
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
This showing, of "War/Dance", was...
2008_DC_NAPeace_08050726Natl Archives -- David Patterson ("Search for Negotiated Peace")
The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women's Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I:
Author David Patterson discusses his book The Search for Negotiated Peace, the gripping story of the events that moved high-profile American and European citizens, particularly women, into the international peace...
2008_DC_NAPKG_08031227Natl Archives -- Patricia Kennedy Grimstead ("Returned from Russia")
"Returned from Russia":
During World War II, the Nazis captured and plundered much of Europe’s archival heritage. At the war’s end, the victorious Red Army found many of these documents and rushed them to Moscow, where they remained hidden for almost half a century. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted of the...
2008_DC_NARFK_08092450Natl Archives -- Panel -- 2nd Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (Robert Kennedy Remembered -- 40 Years Later)
Second Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: Robert Kennedy Remembered -- 40 Years Later:
In the aftermath of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s tragic death (June 6, 1968), filmmaker Charles Guggenheim was commissioned to quickly create a tribute to be shown the following August at the Democratic...
2008_DC_NAROCP_080207102Natl Archives -- Panel -- Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics (w/Pat Oliphant, Ann Telnaes, Matt Davies, and Clay Bennett)
Running for Office: Cartooning and Politics: Award-winning editorial cartoons are often characterized by their originality, editorial effectiveness, and quality of drawing and dramatize a wide range of social and political issues with style and humor. Join moderator Stephen Hess, Distinguished Research...
2008_DC_NASea_08052922Natl Archives -- George C. Daughan ("If By Sea")
George C. Daughan discusses the early history of the U.S. Navy in his book, "If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—from the Revolution to the War of 1812". When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confronting the greatest sea power of the age. The fledgling navy had...
2008_DC_NASpy_08120343Natl Archives -- Robert Wallace ("Spycraft")
Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda: From James Bond to Maxwell Smart to Mission: Impossible, spies and their gadgetry have been captivating public interest for decades. Until now, however, much of the information about the tools used by real-life spies has been...
2008_DC_NASSR_08032713Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) -- Reception
Natl Air and Space Society -- Reception before Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) lecture
2008_DC_NATJ_08121019Natl Archives -- Kevin J. Hayes ("The Road to Monticello")
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson was an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes offers a lively account of Jefferson’s spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas...
2008_DC_NATPFD_08111520Natl Archives -- Family Day -- Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Paris Family Day
Discover the Treaty of Paris with hands-on activities that celebrate the newly formed United States of America.
Sign and seal the Treaty of Paris
Decipher Thomas Jefferson’s map code
Dress in colonial costume and declare George Washington’s farewell address to the...
2008_DC_NATribe_08091745Natl Archives -- Laurence Tribe ("The Invisible Constitution")
Many see the United States Constitution as unchanging text, holding no meaning other than that which is clearly visible on the page. In "The Invisible Constitution", the newest volume from Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series, legal scholar Laurence Tribe shows there is an "invisible constitution" that...
2008_DC_Naval_Center2DC -- U.S. Naval Heritage Center
2008_DC_Naval_Lodge15DC -- Capitol Hill -- Naval Lodge Masonic Hall (330 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
2008_DC_Naval_Memorial65DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial
2008_DC_Naval_Warren_08041524Naval Heritage Center -- Ceremony for Warren
This was a ceremony from the US Navy in appreciation of Joyce Warren. I don't know Joyce Warren but I'm happy to photograph anything.
2008_DC_NAWWI_08110745Natl Archives -- Panel -- 90th Anniversary of the End of World War I
90th Anniversary of the End of World War I: Remembering the American Experience
Archivists Timothy Nenninger, Mitch Yockelson, and Rich Boylan discuss NARA’s historical documents relating to World War I and how researchers have used them. Historians Edward M. Coffman, author of The Regulars, and...
2008_DC_NBF_Atkinson_0809272Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson, staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, for national reporting, public service and history. He is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Holt paperbacks,...
2008_DC_NBF_Brooks_0809275Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Geraldine Brooks wrote for The Wall Street Journal, where her beats included Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The...
2008_DC_NBF_Brown_0809273Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown is the author of nearly 70 published novels, including 55 New York Times best-sellers. Before embarking on a writing career, she worked in television -- including weather-casting and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is the recipient of...
2008_DC_NBF_Bush_0809276Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Laura and Jenna Bush
Laura Bush
Laura Bush has always been passionate about reading. An Honorary Ambassador for the U.N. Literary Decade, she hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006 to encourage international cooperation and build free societies through literacy. In 2001 she joined with the...
2008_DC_NBF_Dobbs_0809276Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs is a reporter for The Washington Post and at present responsible for "The Fact Checker" column. He has spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent covering the collapse of communism and has served as the Post’s bureau chief in Warsaw, Paris and Moscow. He has won...
2008_DC_NBF_Dozier_08092720Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kimberly Dozier
Kimberly Dozier
Award-winning CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reported primarily on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was seriously injured by a car bomb in 2006, as recounted in her book, Breathing the Fire (Meredith, 2008). She is the recipient of a 2008 Peabody Award and four Gracie Awards...
2008_DC_NBF_Horwitz_08092713Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Tony Horwitz
Tony Horwitz
Before becoming a full-time author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz was a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map -- all national...
2008_DC_NBF_Hutchison_08092710Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received...
2008_DC_NBF_Isaacson_0809278Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
Veteran journalist Walter Isaacson's career has taken him from a newspaper reporter and city hall columnist in New Orleans to managing editor of Time magazine. He has been chairman of CNN and currently is president of the Aspen Institute. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An...
2008_DC_NBF_Maraniss_0809277Natl Book Festival 2008 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss
David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Washington Post, has won several awards for writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993. His critically acclaimed and best-selling books include They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October...
2008_DC_NBF_Misc_08092721Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Miscellaneous
2008_DC_NBF_Roberts_0809277Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts, a New York Times best-selling author, is a political commentator for ABC News and serves as a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including two Emmy Awards, induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame...
2008_DC_NBF_Schieffer_08092711Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer, who has been with CBS News since 1969, is one of very few correspondents to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He is CBS’s chief Washington correspondent and since May 1991 has anchored the...
2008_DC_NBF_Schorr_08092723Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr, currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, has won three Emmys, a Peabody award for “a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity,” awards from civil liberties groups and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Golden Baton for...
2008_DC_NBF_Singletary_0809275Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post with her award-winning column, “The Color of Money,” now carried in about 120 newspapers across the country. The Pulitzer nominated-column won a prestigious award from the Society of American Business...
2008_DC_NBF_Stine_0809279Natl Book Festival 2008 -- R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine's writing career began at the age of 9 when he wrote stories and jokes on an old typewriter and handed them out at school. He is now the author of more than 100 books and has sold more than 400 million copies, making him one of the best-selling children’s book authors in history....
2008_DC_NBF_Theroux_0809279Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux initially pursued a career in medicine, but the allure of travel and his gift for writing led him in a different direction. He virtually reinvented the travel writing genre, beginning with The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia (1975) to his latest travel epic, Ghost...
2008_DC_NBF_Wood_0809272Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. He is the author of many award-winning works, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the...
2008_DC_NBW_14th7DC -- Penn Qtr -- National Bank of Washington (699 14th St NW)
2008_DC_NBW_7th1DC -- Penn Qtr -- National Bank of Washington (301 7th St NW)
2008_DC_NCap3DC -- North Capitol area
2008_DC_NCath_Illum_080509102DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Illumination: Lighting to Unite
"Lighting to Unite": See the Cathedral As You’ve Never Seen It Before: For three memorable nights in May, Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter brings his artistry to Washington National Cathedral for a spectacular exterior illumination of the south and west sides, in celebration of the Cathedral’s...
2008_DC_NCNW11DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Council of Negro Women (633 Penn Ave NW)
2008_DC_Nelson_08083037Newseum -- Inside Media w/Jack Nelson (FBI, the Media, the Movement)
The FBI, the Media and the Movement with Jack Nelson. During the turbulent 1960s, civil rights cases were the frequent focus of news stories and FBI investigations. From 1965 to 1971, Jack Nelson covered many of the major civil rights stories as bureau chief at Atlanta for the Los Angeles Times. He...
2008_DC_NewseumV134DC -- Newseum -- Views from terrace
The view from the terrace of Pennsylvania Avenue is one of the highlights of museum access. They have a beautiful panoramic view of the Capitol and the Mall.
Various visits:...
2008_DC_Newseum47DC -- Newseum
2008_DC_Newseum_1Amend6DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (4) First Amendment Gallery
2008_DC_Newseum_1Dogs27DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (2) First Dogs
First Dogs: Raising the Woof in the White House
By Bridget Gutierrez, Newseum exhibits writer

WASHINGTON — If you want a friend in Washington, the old saying goes, get a dog. Since the days of George Washington, most U.S. presidents have.
Hundreds of pets have lived at the White House, including...
2008_DC_Newseum_9117DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (4) 9/11 Gallery
2008_DC_Newseum_Bathroom28DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- Bathroom tiles
2008_DC_Newseum_Berlin10DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (C) Berlin Wall
2008_DC_Newseum_Bloomberg5DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (3) Bloomberg Internet, TV and Radio Gallery
2008_DC_Newseum_Bolles10DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (4) Dan Bolles
2008_DC_Newseum_Books6DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (5) Great Books
2008_DC_Newseum_BReporter34DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (2) Be a TV Reporter
Gary Sinise's family was visiting so I photographed some of them doing the "Be A TV Reporter" feature.
2008_DC_Newseum_GMen133DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (C) G-Men and Journalists
2008_DC_Newseum_JMemorial3DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (3) Journalists Memorial
2008_DC_Newseum_NHG2DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (5) News History Gallery
2008_DC_Newseum_Obama16DC -- Newseum -- Obama Election Pop-Up
After Obama's election, the Newseum displayed front pages and an Obama cut-out for photographs.
2008_DC_Newseum_Open_08041162Newseum -- Special -- Opening day event
The official opening day! There was no way I was going to be up in time for the real opening but I did what I could. While I was in the building, I met Brian Mulroney, the former prime minister of Canada, and saw others including the actors who perform in the 4-D movie at the Newseum. I also saw Brian...
2008_DC_Newseum_Pages6DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- Today's Front Pages
2008_DC_Newseum_PreO_08032941Newseum -- Special -- Pre-Opening Event
The Newseum doesn't officially open until April 11 but 7,000 of their closest friends were invited to come to a free pre-opening day on March 29. Having already purchased an annual pass to the Newseum, I was one of the ones invited. It turns out they were also handing out free passes on the street but I...
2008_DC_Newseum_Pulitzer53DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (1) Pulitzer Prize Photographs
2008_DC_Newseum_WorldNews10DC -- Newseum -- Exhibits -- (3) World News Gallery
2008_DC_Newsmania_0811097Newseum -- Newsmania Game
Sonya Gavankar leading a Newsmania game.
2008_DC_New_HopeBC29DC -- Penn Qtr -- Greater New Hope Baptist Church / Washington Hebrew Congregation (816 8th St, NW)
2008_DC_NGAEW_Bldg17DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Building and Public Space
2008_DC_NGAEW_Concourse24DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Concourse
2008_DC_NGAEW_Cutouts6DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Exhibit: Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Matisse: The Cut-Outs
September 10 – October 24, 1977

Overview: 57 works in cut paper by Henri Matisse included 5 acquired in 1973 for the opening of the Gallery's East Building. The exhibition was organized by Jack Cowart of the Saint Louis Art Museum and John Hallmark Neff of the Detroit Institute...
2008_DC_NGAEW_Galleries97DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing -- Permanent Galleries
2008_DC_NGAP39DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- West Wing -- Paintings
2008_DC_NGASG53DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden
Including the ice skating rink.
2008_DC_NGAS97DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- West Wing -- Sculpture
2008_DC_NGA_Bldg26DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- West Wing -- Building
Included here are two guards who asked that I take their pictures.
2008_DC_NGA_Puryear23DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- West Wing -- Exhibit: Martin Puryear
A native Washingtonian who has achieved international acclaim, Martin Puryear (b. 1941) has created a distinctive body of sculpture that defies categorization. Serenely quiet and poetic, his work explores natural forms and materials, especially a wide variety of woods, and it engages issues of history,...
2008_DC_NGA_Shaw21DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- West Wing -- Exhibit: Shaw Memorial
2008_DC_NHNemo_08120616Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Animating the Ocean
Animating the Ocean: Featuring clips from the film Finding Nemo, production designers from Disney and Pixar discuss how Hollywood studios adapt sea stories to bring ocean animation to life.
The presentation was by Robin Cooper (with Pixar) and Rick Rothschild (with Imagineering).
2008_DC_NMania23Newseum -- Family Day -- NewsMania
NewsMania: Show what you know about today’s news and the presidential candidates in the Newseum’s live current events game show, complete with buzzers, lights and prizes.
2008_DC_NMHMDC37DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed)
2008_DC_NMHMDC_BS_08011419DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Event: Backstage Tour
2008_DC_NMHMDC_CW17DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2008_DC_NMHMDC_Expression10DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: Expression of Hope
A description of the "Expression of Hope" exhibit from http://nmhm.washingtondc.museum/news/news.html

"Expression of Hope" exhibit opens:

“I am ten years old and have MPS I. My painting of a dragon expresses the courage that everyone needs when they have MPS.” Artist Nicklas Harkins describes his...
2008_DC_NMHMDC_ID_Dead1DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: Resolved: Advances in Forensic Identification of U.S. War Dead
2008_DC_NMHMDC_Lincoln1DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: His Wound is Mortal: The Final Hours of President Abraham Lincoln
2008_DC_NMHMDC_Microscopes4DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: Evolution of the Microscope
2008_DC_NMHMDC_Visibly5DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: A Healthy Heart (Visibly Human)
A description of the "A Healthy Heart" exhibit from http://nmhm.washingtondc.museum/news/healthyheart.html :

The National Museum of Health and Medicine has opened the exhibit "A Healthy Heart,” based on a book called, “The Invision Guide to a Healthy Heart,” by Alexander Tsiaras. The exhibit, which...
2008_DC_NMHMDC_Whitman2DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Exhibit: Walt Whitman's Soldiers
2008_DC_NNO_08080530DC -- Rally: National Night Out @ National Mall -- Miscellaneous
FIGHT CRIME and have a little fun, too, at the National Night Out 25th anniversary party on the Mall on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In addition to the usual get-to-know-your-community-police-officer atmosphere, which, along with lighted porch lights, has become the hallmark of National Night Out, there...
2008_DC_NoMa39DC -- North of Massachusetts Avenue (NoMa) neighborhood
2008_DC_NoMa_UPass2DC -- NoMa -- Metro Underpasses
2008_DC_NPC100_08010497NPC -- Panel -- "National Press Club at 100" screening and discussion
Speakers in sequence:
-- Jerry Zremski (National Press Club president)
-- Presentation of video with Adam Krell, Jerry Krell, Meyer Odze, and Jerry Zremski (again) -- Jerry and Meyer were the principals from Auteur Productions, Ltd. which produced the video
-- Meyer Odze
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-- ???
--...
2008_DC_NPC14DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Press Club (529 14th St NW)
2008_DC_NPC_BookFair_08111889NPC -- 31st Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2008)
Authors pictured include: Michael Dobbs, Roger Mudd, James Reston Jr., Antonin Scalia, John Siceloff, C. Brian and Ingrid Kelly, Eleanor Herman, Helen Thomas, Chip Bok, Wendell Minor, Neil Connolly, Russell Baker, Jim Wooten, Thomas Allen, Bret Hart, Robert Schlesinger, Paul Dickson, Doug Evelyn, Robb...
2008_DC_OAS27DC -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg + Museum Exterior
2008_DC_OAS_Facets23Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Facets
F A C E T S
on view through August 22, 2008
Facets features some of the significant works by Latin American and Caribbean artists which the OAS has acquired since 1949. The more than fifty works exhibited convey in a synthesized fashion a sense of the breadth and strengths of the museum's holdings....
2008_DC_OAS_Int77DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Organization of American States -- Main Bldg Interior
2008_DC_OAS_Niemeyer21Art Museum of the Americas -- Exhibit: Oscar Niemeyer
Celebrating his 100th Birthday with Major Exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas
Oscar Niemeyer
September 10 - October 26, 2008

Regarded as one of the major contributors to the development of modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer has produced roughly 700 public works in his homeland of Brazil and...
2008_DC_ObamaCP_08122045Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Deborah Willis and Kevin Merida ("Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs")
Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs: Photo historian Deborah Willis and Washington Post editor Kevin Merida, share anecdotes and photographs from their new book, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs (Harper Collins). Capturing images of beauty, pathos, and euphoria, Obama provides readers...
2008_DC_OEOB8DC -- Downtown -- Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Old Executive Office Building) (1650 Penn Ave NW)
2008_DC_Office_STAT42Office (STAT-USA) -- Various office shots
(080103) Forrest Williams' retirement event
(080424) New cubicles are being installed
(080429) New cubicles are still being installed
(080514) Damon and Carol come to visit
(081002) Tahira Murphy gets flowers
2008_DC_OKCity_08062935Newseum -- Inside Media w/Jon Hersley and Pierre Thomas (Oklahoma City bombing)
Inside Media with Jon Hersley and Pierre Thomas: The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in April 1995 in Oklahoma City, Okla., shocked the nation. Special Agent Jon Hersley was the FBI’s lead agent in the investigation, pursuing leads and tracking evidence across dozens of states. Pierre...
2008_DC_Old_PostV10DC -- Old Post Office -- Views from tower
2008_DC_Old_Stone16DC -- Georgetown -- Old Stone House (part of Rock Creek Park)
2008_DC_PCArt5DC -- Georgetown -- P&C Art Gallery (3808 M St NW)
2008_DC_Peace_Mon7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2008_DC_Peck_Tour_08092014Cultural Tourism DC -- Walking Tour: Artist G. Byron Peck's Shaw/U Street Murals
Artist G. Byron Peck’s Shaw/U Street Mural Tour:
Take a tour of murals created by prominent DC mural and mosaic artist G. Byron Peck and his associated non-profit, City Arts. Get an eyeful of the landmark mural of Duke Ellington, the Dupont Circle Mural, and the Mayan Mural, all within blocks of each...
2008_DC_Peirce_MillWT_08042672Cultural Tourism DC -- Walking Tour: Peirce Mill to Turn Again (interior tour)
Peirce Mill to Turn Again:
Peirce Mill, the last standing mill in the District, is nearing completion of a $1 million restoration program that will enable the 200-year-old mill to grind grain again. A visit to the mill will reveal the fish ladder at the dam that allows herring to migrate upstream for...
2008_DC_Peirce_Mill48DC -- Rock Creek Park -- Peirce Mill (exterior)
These shots of the exterior of Peirce Mill and the park ranger section were photographed while the mill building itself was open for the Cultural Tourism DC event.
2008_DC_Pelosi_08073077Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Nancy Pelosi ("Know Your Power")
Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Know Your Power". “For our daughters and our granddaughters, now the sky is the limit,” said Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Speaker of the House. In her new book, she shares the insights gained from her life: from the kitchen of her San Francisco home to the Congress of the...
2008_DC_Penn2DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area
2008_DC_Penn_Qtr57DC -- Penn Quarter neighborhood
2008_DC_Pepco914DC -- Potomac Electric and Power Company building (999 E St NW)
2008_DC_Pershing21DC -- Pershing Park (became National World War I Memorial in 2021)
2008_DC_Photo911_08091343Newseum -- Inside Media w/Mike Forcucci and Tom Franklin (9/11)
Inside Media: 9/11 Devastation and Determination: As smoke and flames billowed from New York skyscrapers and the Pentagon in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks, two photojournalists went to work that day documenting the devastation.
Local TV cameraman Mike Forcucci captured dramatic footage at the...
2008_DC_Pincus_08090735Newseum -- Inside Media w/Walter Pincus (National Security and the Media)
National Security and the Media with Walter Pincus: With his yellow highlighter and gimlet eye, Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus pores through transcripts, committee reports, intelligence files and piles of documents to uncover the fine print that affects U.S. national security. A reporter for the...
2008_DC_Pinkston_08091422Newseum -- Inside Media w/Randall Pinkston (Covering News Around the World)
Inside Media: Covering News Around the World
Guest: Randall Pinkston
For the past 18 years, Randall Pinkston has covered major stories around the world as a CBS News correspondent based in New York and Washington, D.C.
The recipient of three national Emmy Awards, Pinkston has reported on the post-war...
2008_DC_Plante_08102620Newseum -- Inside Media w/Bill Plante (Presidential campaigns)
CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante has covered every presidential campaign since 1968. He won Emmys for reporting on President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election campaign and the historic Reagan-Gorbachev summit at Reykjavik, Iceland.
But it hasn’t been all politics all the time for Plante....
2008_DC_Playroom_08111944Goethe-Institut & FotoWeek DC -- Opening Reception: "A Disenchanted Playroom" w/Wolfram Hahn
Opening: “A Disenchanted Playroom”. Photographs by Wolfram Hahn.

Capturing children’s facial expressions as they watch television, photographer Wolfram Hahn’s images portray how children react to this mass medium, losing the subtle charm of real life as they fall under its influence. Their regards...
2008_DC_Police_08062834DC -- Mall -- Exhibit: Police recruitment display
2008_DC_PProse16DC -- Chevy Chase -- Politics & Prose (Main Store @ 5015 Connecticut Ave NW)
Including the open-mic musicians at the cafe downstairs as well as the mural in the back.
2008_DC_Price_08062134Politics & Prose -- David A. Price ("The Pixar Touch")
Before the success of Toy Story, Pixar Animation Studios was a struggling computer company. What happened to turn computer animation from an unprofitable fringe industry into the entertainment dynamo it is now? Price has interviewed dozens of company insiders, from executives to animators. 
The speaker...
2008_DC_Pride_08061569DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2008)
Performances include the following:
* BETTY
* DC Cowboys
* Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.
* Wicked Jezabel

Descriptions:

BETTY:
Elizabeth, Alyson, and Amy -- BETTY -- is a five-piece pop rock band fronted by Elizabeth Ziff, Alyson Palmer and Amy Ziff (L to R above). The band’s...
2008_DC_Rather_08050655Newseum -- "Dan Rather Reports" live (w/Dan Rather, Donnie Fowler, Peter Hart, Tony Coelho, Lauren Wolfe, and Tom Rosenstiel)
“Dan Rather Reports” live from the Newseum: Global Correspondent Dan Rather will host a live show from the Knight Studio at the Newseum this Tuesday, May 6, 2008, featuring an in-depth conversation with well-respected individuals who have worked in and around politics. Anticipated topics will include...
2008_DC_Remini_08103037Politics & Prose -- Robert V. Remini ("A Short History of the United States")
Remini, emeritus professor of history and winner of the National Book Award for The Life of Andrew Jackson, has accomplished the nearly impossible: a lively, brief, and balanced history of four centuries of America from its discovery to the current outbreak of terrorism.
The speaker was introduced by...
2008_DC_Reptile_World_080127166Sixth & I -- Michael Shwedick (Reptile World)
Reptile World with Michael Shwedick: This exciting family event features “Reptile man” Michael Shwedick, who will lead an interactive, educational, live reptile presentation. Meet and learn about a selection of large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all around the world. Reptiles featured in the...
2008_DC_Roberts_08022592Sixth & I -- Richie Roberts (American Gangster Inspiration)
American Gangster Inspiration: Richie Roberts. The 2007 hit film American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, tells the story of detective Richie Roberts' pursuit of Frank Lucas, the most notorious drug dealer in 1970s New York. Lucas smuggled some of the most potent heroin ever...
2008_DC_Rock_Creek_Cem284DC -- Rock Creek Cemetery
2008_DC_RRB1DC -- Ronald Reagan Building (Exterior Images)
2008_DC_RTaft_Memorial9DC -- Capitol Hill -- Robert A. Taft Memorial
2008_DC_Rushdie_08063098Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Salman Rushdie ("The Enchantress of Florence")
The Guardian calls Rushdie’s new novel “a wonderful tale, full of follies and enchantments.” The master of magic realism weaves the sensibilities of East and West, of history and fable, in a story that combines the realm of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great with the Florence of the Medicis and Machiavelli....
2008_DC_SAAMTH_08110840Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Thanksgiving Family Festival (2008)
Hungry for turkey? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are celebrating food and friends at SAAM I Am. Join us for a reading of A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Batman and then go on a Food in Art scavenger hunt to find some of your favorite holiday treats in artworks all around the museum....
2008_DC_Santa4DC -- Constitution Avenue -- Santa Clauses make an appearance
2008_DC_Schieffer_08091545Politics & Prose -- Bob Schieffer ("Bob Schieffer's America")
With his critically acclaimed bestselling memoir "This Just In," Schieffer proved to be a natural storyteller and gifted writer. Delivered “to provoke thought, to explain a complicated subject, or to call attention to a human foible,” Schieffer’s television commentaries are also lively essays. This...
2008_DC_Schorr_08012227Politics & Prose -- Daniel Schorr ("Come To Think of It")
Our dear friend, the remarkable Dan Schorr, has compiled his scripts from his years at National Public Radio. His journalism career spans seventy years, reporting World War II, the Kennedy assassination, right on through to 9/11 and its aftermath. His experience and wisdom emerge clearly from these...
2008_DC_Schorr_08062823Newseum -- Inside Media w/Daniel Schorr
Inside Media with Daniel Schorr: In a radio and television career spanning more than 60 years, Daniel Schorr has covered some of the biggest stories of our time. He covered CIA and FBI investigations connected to the Watergate scandal, and his name was included on President Richard Nixon's infamous...
2008_DC_Scott_Circle1DC -- Scott Circle memorial
2008_DC_Seder_08061417Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Rufus Butler Seder ("Gallop!")
Gallop! A Scanimation Demonstration Events for Kids & Family: The simplest of optical illusions can enthrall, and Rufus Butler Seder -- the inventor of the popular Scanimation picture book Gallop! -- has made it his job to elevate these illusions to an art form. Join Seder as he explores the world of...
2008_DC_Sheridan3DC -- Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood
2008_DC_Sheridan_Statue13DC -- Philip Sheridan Statue
2008_DC_Sherman46DC -- Sherman Memorial
2008_DC_SIAfri2DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIAfri_Tishman58DC -- Natl Museum of African Art -- Exhibit: Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection Highlights
2008_DC_SIAH_Bldg12DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exterior Shots
2008_DC_SIAH_Burden38DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Glorious Burden
2008_DC_SIAH_Ceremony_08112184Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Reopening ceremony (2008)
After a two-year, $85 million renovation, the National Museum of American History reopened on November 21.

Speakers for the event were:
- Brent D. Glass, director, National Museum of American History
- Kathy Brown, senior vice president, Verizon Communications
- G. Wayne Clough, Secretary,...
2008_DC_SIAH_Day1_08112175Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Reopening day inside
After a two-year, $85 million renovation, the National Museum of American History reopened on November 21.

Photos here include:
- G. Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
- Kenneth E. Behring, donor and philanthropist
- Brent D. Glass, director, National Museum of American History
...
2008_DC_SIAH_Disneyland2DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Disneyland: The First 50 Years
Disneyland: The First 50 Years
June 9, 2005 – September 4, 2006
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, two rides -- a big teacup from Alice's Mad Tea Party and Dumbo the Flying Elephant -- from the original theme park in Los Angeles, California, are on view.
2008_DC_SIAH_Flag7DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Star Spangled Banner sculpture
2008_DC_SIAH_GWStatue9DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Landmark Object: George Washington Statue, 1841
2008_DC_SIAH_Int8DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Miscellaneous Interior Shots
2008_DC_SIAH_Lemelson3DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Lemelson Center
2008_DC_SIAH_Musical3DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Musical Instruments Gallery
Musical Instruments Gallery
January 1, 1964 – October 21, 2012
The Musical Instruments Gallery presents samples of instruments and music relating to the history, performance styles and techniques of European and American music and the development of musical instruments dating from the 17th century....
2008_DC_SIAH_PopCult19DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Pop Culture
2008_DC_SIAH_Stanley1DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Stanley: Robot Car
Robots on the Road: Stanley
November 21, 2008 – January 8, 2012
This experimental robot car named Stanley, a modified Volkswagen Touareg, offers a glimpse into the future of "smart" cars. It can drive itself without a human in the driver's seat or at remote controls; it sees the road ahead through...
2008_DC_SIAIR_America9DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2008_DC_SIAIR_Bldg3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
Including plant reflections outside of the main building at night. This has nothing to do with the museum itself but the plants were interesting anyway.
2008_DC_SIAIR_Golden_Age8DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 105: The Golden Age of Flight
2008_DC_SIAIR_Milestones4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2008_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2008_DC_SIAIR_WWII13DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2008_DC_SIAIR_WWI4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation)
2008_DC_SIBG31DC -- Smithsonian Gardens: Pollinator Garden (Butterfly Habitat Garden) @ Natural History Museum
2008_DC_SIFG64DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SIFG_Peacock8DC -- Freer Gallery of Art -- Exhibit: Peacock Room
2008_DC_SIHG52DC -- Smithsonian Gardens: Enid A. Haupt Garden @ Smithsonian Castle
2008_DC_SIMLRG74DC -- Smithsonian Gardens: Mary Livingston Ripley Garden (Between Hirshhorn & Arts and Industries Bldg)
2008_DC_SINH_Bldg2DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History
2008_DC_SINH_Butterflies29DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution
2008_DC_SINH_Natures_Best23DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Exhibit: Nature's Best International Photography Awards (2008)
2008_DC_SINH_Ocean37DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Sant Ocean Hall
2008_DC_SINZ_Amazonia43DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Amazonia
2008_DC_SINZ_Art113DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Public Art
2008_DC_SINZ_BV18DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- American Trail (formerly Beaver Valley) (sea lions, seals, pelicans, beavers, otters, bald eagles, ravens, and grey wolves)
2008_DC_SINZ_Cat24DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats
2008_DC_SINZ_Const63DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects
2008_DC_SINZ_Elephant56DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House/Trail
2008_DC_SINZ_Farm5DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Kids' Farm
2008_DC_SINZ_Halloween3DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Boo at the Zoo Halloween decorations
2008_DC_SINZ_Invert23DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates
2008_DC_SINZ_Main13DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere
2008_DC_SINZ_Mammal17DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House (plus Lemurs)
2008_DC_SINZ_Panda6DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant Pandas
2008_DC_SINZ_Prairie6DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Prairie Dogs
2008_DC_SINZ_Reptile1DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House
2008_DC_SIPG_1Life2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Mask of Lincoln
Since no photography is allowed within the exhibit, most of these photos are of the lines outside the exhibit room waiting to get in.
2008_DC_SIPG_Bally35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Ballyhoo!
What could be less subtle than the pictorial poster, blaring out its message with large scale, loud colors, and bold graphics? As the circus term “ballyhoo” suggests, boisterous hucksterism underlies the poster’s message and its roguish appeal. We are used to decoding the poster as advertising or...
2008_DC_SIPG_Bldg65DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2008_DC_SIPG_Colbert12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Colbert Portrait Hangs at Smithsonian
Jan. 17, 2008, 12:44 AM EST
Stephen Colbert was denied when he tried to run for president this year in South Carolina. Now the fake TV pundit is getting some love from the city of his birth.
His portrait was hung Wednesday at the Smithsonian Institution's...
2008_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2008_DC_SIPG_Folk28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
2008_DC_SIPG_GM128DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2008_DC_SIPG_Herblock10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Herblock
Coinciding with the nation's election of its forty-fourth president, this exhibition contains Herbert Block's original drawings of presidential cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton. Although respectful of the office, Block insisted that no president was "above caricature or comment."...
2008_DC_SIPG_Kisses6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
On view in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, located inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
January 25, 2008 through June 2, 2008
Love letters bring out the voyeur in most of us....
2008_DC_SIPG_Local_Color13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Local Color
Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury
Now through Oct. 13, 2008

Explore the expressive possibilities of color in this special installation of twenty-seven large-scale paintings from SAAM's permanent collection. Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury examines the cross influences of...
2008_DC_SIPG_Luce32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Including a curator-led tour.
2008_DC_SIPG_Modern16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
Including the "Local Color" exhibit as well as the photographable graffiti portion of the Recognize exhibit.
2008_DC_SIPG_Obata10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Obata's Yosemite
Obata's Yosemite
In 1927, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) visited Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, where he made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor and sumi ink. Between 1928 and 1930, while Obata was in Tokyo, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into...
2008_DC_SIPG_Painting120DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2008_DC_SIPG_Portrait31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2008_DC_SIPG_Preamble3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Preamble (by Mike Wilkins)
2008_DC_SIPG_Pres13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the new W Bush portrait.
2008_DC_SIPG_Recognize5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize!
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

This exhibition features images of hip hop stars by 7 artists who have explored the hip hop phenomenon. Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has been arguably the most influential and popular musical form in...
2008_DC_SIPG_Scholars5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Works in the Literary and Visual Arts (special installation)
June 22 through July 13

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The...
2008_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2008_DC_SIRG_Bldg7DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Bldg
2008_DC_SIRG_Perm28DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Permanent Galleries (Before 2015)
2008_DC_SIRG_Salon12DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Grand Salon (Before 2015)
2008_DC_SISG22DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Not Covered Elsewhere
2008_DC_SISG_Monkeys2DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery -- Exhibit: Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
2004 – Indefinitely
This whimsical sculpture was originally created as a temporary display by expatriate Chinese artist Xu Bing (b. 1955) for the 2001 exhibition Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. In order for it to remain on permanent view, it was re-created...
2008_DC_Sixth_ElectionO_081104150Sixth & I Election Night 2008 Watch Party -- Other photos
Election Night Watch Party: Don’t watch the election results on your couch – watch it on ours. Get civic with us! Join Sixth & I, Humanity in Action and Institut Montaigne for a festive evening, complete with big-screen TVs, expert commentary from unique perspectives, live blogging, all-American food, a...
2008_DC_Sixth_Election_081104191Sixth & I Election Night 2008 Watch Party -- Candidate photos
Election Night Watch Party: Don’t watch the election results on your couch – watch it on ours. Get civic with us! Join Sixth & I, Humanity in Action and Institut Montaigne for a festive evening, complete with big-screen TVs, expert commentary from unique perspectives, live blogging, all-American food, a...
2008_DC_Sixth_I50DC -- Chinatown -- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW)
Including construction of a new handicapper ramp.
2008_DC_Sixth_Wall88Sixth & I -- Wall of Fame
Please help identify these. Use the little pencil icon.
2008_DC_SI_Castle14DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
2008_DC_SI_Castle_Commons22DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) -- The Commons
2008_DC_SI_Castle_Olympics26DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) -- Exhibit: American Heroes of the Olympic Spirit
American Heroes of the Olympic Spirit
June 20, 2008 – October 12, 2008
On view in 5 cases are 49 medals and 4 torches, along with photos and stories, that highlight Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their achievements over several decades in a variety of sports. Athletes represented include Bonnie...
2008_DC_SI_Ripley_Henson10DC -- S. Dillon Ripley Center -- Exhibit: Jim Henson's Fantastic World
No photography was allowed in the exhibit so there's not much to show you here. Sorry!

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service with The Jim Henson Legacy, Jim Henson's Fantastic World offers audiences a rare peek into the imagination of this brilliant innovator and...
2008_DC_Sohm_08070552Newseum -- Inside Media w/Joseph Sohm (Photography)
Celebrate America and “we the people” who make it great as photographer Joseph Sohm shares stories of the people and places in his photographs of quintessential Americana.
In his sweeping photographs, Sohm captures the spirit of America and its citizens in all 50 states. His photographs can be seen on...
2008_DC_Soldiers_Cem45DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
A visit on Memorial Day with all of the flags.
2008_DC_Sorensen_08062454NPC -- Ted Sorensen ("Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History")
Ted Sorensen was John F. Kennedy's legendary right-hand man--special counsel, speech writer, close adviser. Breaking decades of silence in his revealing memoir, "Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History," Sorensen recounts in detail his experience advising JFK through some of the most dramatic moments...
2008_DC_Southwest2DC -- Southwest neighborhood
2008_DC_Spiegelman_08110756Politics & Prose -- Art Spiegelman ("Breakdowns")
Art Spiegelman: "Breakdowns". The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus explores the comics form—and how it formed him. Spiegelman traces his life, from a MAD-comics-obsessed boy in Queens to an adult examining his parents’ memories of Auschwitz. An illustrated essay looks back at the ’60s as the...
2008_DC_Spike_081221217Sixth & I -- Chef Spike’s Latke Mania
Chef Spike’s Latke Mania : Get Chanukah started on a tasty note by spending the first night of the holiday with fellow member of the tribe, Chef Spike Mendelsohn, from Good Stuff Eatery and Bravo's Top Chef Chicago. Chef Spike will demo never-before-seen latke making skills, inspiring you to shake...
2008_DC_Spycatchers_08071334Newseum -- Inside Media w/Tony Germanotta and Ray Batvinis (Spycatchers)
Inside Media: Spies and Spycatchers with Tony Germanotta and Ray Batvinis:
Tony Germanotta wrote extensively on the notorious Walker family spy ring while a reporter at The Ledger Star in Norfolk, Va.  He is currently an assistant city editor for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.
Former FBI special...
2008_DC_St_Elizabeth134DC -- St Elizabeths Hospital
2008_DC_St_Elizabeth_Tour_08092024Cultural Tourism DC -- Walking Tour: St Elizabeth's East Campus
St. Elizabeth's East Campus Tour - Past, Present, and Future:
Tour historic St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a pioneer in therapeutic techniques in mental health. Opened in 1855, St. E’s has treated over 125,000 patients, including John Hinckley, Jr. Hear redevelopment plans for the campus that include mixed...
2008_DC_St_Johns4DC -- Downtown -- St John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square (1525 H St., NW)
2008_DC_St_Patrick22DC -- Penn Qtr -- St Patrick's Catholic Church (619 10th St. NW)
2008_DC_Supreme_Ct49DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Exterior
2008_DC_Surratt_Boarding5DC -- Chinatown -- Surratt Boarding House (604 H St NW)
2008_DC_Suskind_08090848Politics & Prose -- Ron Suskind ("The Way of the World")
In a book which combines his talent for character (A Hope in the Unseen) with his deep anger about the practices of President Bush’s administration (One Percent Doctrine), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind returns with an explosive election year account of the looming national security...
2008_DC_TBC5DC -- Georgetown -- Thompson Boat Center (2900 Virginia Ave NW)
2008_DC_TechWorld11DC -- Chinatown -- TechWorld
2008_DC_Temperance7DC -- Penn Qtr -- Indiana Plaza -- Temperance Fountain
2008_DC_Tidal7DC -- Tidal Basin
2008_DC_Tillman_08051221Olsson's -- Mary Tillman ("Boots on the Ground By Dusk")
Mary Tillman: "Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman": On his way to stardom in the pros after a hugely successful college football career at Arizona State, where he graduated summa cum laude, Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract in response to the 9/11...
2008_DC_Tomorrow_0810039Politics & Prose -- Tom Tomorrow ("The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear To Look")
In the heat of election season... From the creator of the acerbic and hilarious cartoon, "This Modern World" comes his latest full-color compilation. Tomorrow looks unflinchingly at America and the world in the second, collapsing term of George W. Bush--and looks forward to the future, post-Bush era....
2008_DC_TOTN_0809037Newseum -- NPR's Talk of the Nation (w/Neal Conan)
NPR's "Talk of the Nation":
Every Wednesday that it broadcasts from the Newseum, 10 seats are available for Press Pass members to watch each hour of the live broadcast of NPR's "Talk of the Nation." Guests vary depending on topic. Recent guests include Robert Redford, Scott McClellan and Ron...
2008_DC_Toynbee1DC -- Public Art: Stikman Robots
My first encounter with the Stikman Robot characters, this one by the Smithsonian Castle. Originally, I thought they were a clever way to advertise the relatively new National Museum of the American Indian. I thought the head was in the direction of museum and if you looked at the figure horizontally,...
2008_DC_TPC137DC -- The Phillips Collection
2008_DC_TrailC_08081659Cultural Tourism DC -- Event: Brightwood Heritage Trail Unveiling
This was the opening event for the opening of the Battleground to Community: Brightwood Heritage Trail.
2008_DC_TrailR_08081670Cultural Tourism DC -- Event: Brightwood Heritage Trail Opening Related Pics
2008_DC_Trial_08090428Newseum -- First Amendment Center -- Free Press vs. Fair Trial
Free Press vs. Fair Trial: The Stories Behind a Landmark Case:
Author: Mark R. Scherer ("Rights in the Balance: Free Press, Fair Trial & Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart," by Mark R. Scherer, professor of history, University of Nebraska)
Guest: Floyd Abrams, First Amendment lawyer, Cahill Gordon...
2008_DC_True_Reformer3DC -- U Street -- True Reformer Bldg (incl Duke Ellington mural by G. Byron Peck)
2008_DC_Turkey_080309251Sixth & I -- Jewish Life in Turkey Then and Now: Historic Synagogues of Turkey
This was the formal program tied to the exhibit opening for "Jewish Life In Turkey Then and Now: Historic Synagogues of Turkey". The event featured numerous guests including the Ambassador of Turkey Nabi Sensoy and his wife, Gülgün, It also featured Rabbi Joshua Maroof of Magen David Sephardic...
2008_DC_Tussauds352DC -- Penn Qtr -- Madame Tussauds Washington DC (1001 F St NW)
The Newseum offered a free reciprocal admission to Madame Tussauds for the latter part of 2008 so I visited four times. I was surprised each time there were changes.

In late August, there had been an addition of the Jonas Brothers. From the web site at http://www.madametussauds.com/Washington/...
2008_DC_Union_Columbus11DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Fountain
2008_DC_Union_StationI3DC -- Union Station (Interior)
2008_DC_Union_Station27DC -- Union Station (exterior)
2008_DC_United_Methodist2DC -- Capitol Hill -- United Methodist Bldg (100 Maryland Ave NE)
2008_DC_USTR5DC -- Foggy Bottom -- USTR Building (Winder Building) (604 17th St. NW)
2008_DC_U_Street7DC -- U Street Heritage neighborhood
2008_DC_Vlach_08021210Capitol Hill History Project -- John Vlach (African American Housing in 19th Century DC)
On Tuesday, February 12, the Overbeck History Project welcomes the noted folklife historian John M. Vlach, who will share findings from his recent studies of African American housing in 19th century DC, offering a visual survey slave quarters, alley dwellings and other residences. This is a return...
2008_DC_Waco_08082337Newseum -- Inside Media w/Vicki Mabrey and Byron Sage (Waco)
Waco Revisited with Vicki Mabrey and Byron Sage: A fiery, fatal conclusion to the 51-day standoff between the Branch Dividian religious sect and government agents took the lives of at least 74 people barricaded inside their Waco, Texas, compound in 1993. Vicki Mabrey spent weeks covering the story as a...
2008_DC_Waggaman2DC -- Penn Qtr -- Waggaman Auctioneer Bldg (917 F St NW)
2008_DC_Wash_Bldg8DC -- Penn Qtr -- Washington Bldg (15th and G St, NW)
2008_DC_Wash_Circle5DC -- Washington Circle (George Washington Equestrian Statue)
2008_DC_Wash_Harbor2DC -- Georgetown -- Washington Harbor
2008_DC_Wash_Mon9DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
Including a sunset on a magic sky day!
2008_DC_Watergate8DC -- Foggy Bottom -- Watergate complex (and HoJo)
2008_DC_Water_08032268Env Film Festival (2008) -- "World Water Day Tribute" (w/David Douglas, Melanie Nakagawa, Tanvi Nagpal, John Oldfield, and Mark Van Putten) @ Carnegie Inst
World Water Day Tribute

UMBRELLA (India, 2004, 90 sec.)
United States Premiere Desperately seeking to regain his lost umbrella in the midst of a torrential rain, a man suddenly has a bright idea. Directed by Nandita Das. PSA Produced by Center for Science & Environment.
Shown as part of the...
2008_DC_WC_Ehrlich_08091827Wilson Center -- Paul Ehrlich ("The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment")
For the past four decades, Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University, has stirred debate over the connections between population, environment, and development. In his new book, The Dominant Animal, coauthored by Anne Ehrlich, he traces the interplay between environmental...
2008_DC_Webster1DC -- Dupont Circle -- Daniel Webster statue
2008_DC_Whitehurst_UPass1DC -- Georgetown -- Whitehurst Freeway Underpass
2008_DC_White_House6DC -- White House
2008_DC_WHouse_Tree47DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2008)
2008_DC_WHVC141DC -- White House Visitor Center
White House Visitor Center Hosts 2007 White House Holiday Decorations

Washington, D.C. – Beginning January 4, 2008 through January 31, 2008, visitors to the White House Visitors Center will have the opportunity to view the 2007 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree ornaments and the White House...
2008_DC_Wiesel_080527173Jewish Primary Day School & Sixth and I -- Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture: Elie Wiesel ("Peace and War in the Jewish Tradition") w/Leon Wieseltier
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, author, professor, and acclaimed humanitarian discussed "Peace and War in the Jewish Tradition" with Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic.
In exile and in their homeland, Jews have reflected profoundly upon peace and war.
In our time, Elie Wiesel has been a...
2008_DC_Willard30DC -- Penn Qtr -- Willard InterContinental Washington (1401 Penn Ave NW)
2008_DC_Williams_08071933Newseum -- Inside Media w/Pete Williams (Justice Department coverage)
Inside Media with Pete Williams: NBC News correspondent Pete Williams has reported on the Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court for 15 years. Among the stories he has covered are the Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames spy cases, and the Oklahoma City and 1996 Olympics bombings. Before joining NBC,...
2008_DC_Wojnowski1DC -- John Wojnowski
2008_DC_Woodies5DC -- Penn Qtr -- Woodies Bldg (1025 F St NW) incl Forever 21
2008_DC_WP15L7DC -- Downtown -- Old Washington Post Bldg 1100 15th St NW --> Midtown Center) -- Exterior
2008_DC_WPPPrize_08112276Newseum & FotoWeek DC -- Inside Media w/Michel duCille, Carol Guzy, Matthew Lewis, Michael Williamson and Lucian Perkins (Pulitzer Photography)
Inside Media: Celebrate FotoWeek DC
From the jungles of Colombia to the centers of world power, photographers who can capture the iconic images of human emotions win the Pulitzer. Photographers from The Washington Post are among the most highly recognized in the industry. Meet five of these outstanding...
2008_DC_WP_I15DC -- Washington Post (1100 15th St NW -- Old Bldg) -- Interior
Including the Herblock cartoons in their lobby.
2008_DC_WP_Meet_08120242Washington Post -- Meet and Greet Night (2008)
Share a special evening with your favorite Washington Post columnists, reporters and editors.

Come and meet the people behind the bylines and big stories at this informal evening reception with Washington Post staffers. Light refreshments will be served.

As an extra treat, select area retailers...
2008_DC_WRAMC11DC -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center
2008_DC_Yes_Virginia_08121361Newseum -- "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" (w/Terrence Currier)
Inside Media Special Event: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

Get into the holiday spirit with this special program for the young and the young at heart. Join actor Terrence Currier for the Newseum's traditional holiday reading of "Is There a Santa Claus?" history’s most widely reprinted...
2008_DC_Zoofari_08051563DC -- FONZ Zoofari (2008)
2008_DC_Zoo_Lights8DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Zoo Lights (2008)
Not quite the same thing during the daytime.
2008_DE_Hagley_House62DE -- Wilmington -- Hagley Museum and Library -- House area
2008_DE_Hagley_Museums76DE -- Wilmington -- Hagley Museum and Library -- Museums
2008_DE_Hagley_Yards136DE -- Wilmington -- Hagley Museum and Library -- Yards
2008_IL_Cahokia140IL -- Collinsville -- Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
2008_IL_ESt_Louis8IL -- East St. Louis
2008_IN_CorydonBF14IN -- Corydon Battlefield
2008_IN_CorydonSHS87IN -- Corydon State History Site
2008_IN_Corydon41IN -- Corydon
2008_IN_Lincoln_Boyhood103IN -- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
2008_IN_Lincoln_PkIN16IN -- Lincoln Park (Sarah Lincoln Grigsby's grave)
2008_KS_Baxter43KS -- Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum
2008_KS_CWPT_Baxter_08041912CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Baxter Springs Heritage Center
Tour guide: Arnold Schofield
2008_KS_CWPT_Mine_08041933CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Mine Creek Battlefield SHS
Tour guide: Arnold Schofield
2008_KS_CWPT_Scott_08041921CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Ft Scott NHS
Tour guide: Arnold Schofield
2008_KS_Ft_ScottC11KS -- Fort Scott
2008_KS_Ft_Scott113KS -- Fort Scott NHS
2008_KS_Ft_Scott_NC12KS -- Fort Scott NHS Natl Cemetery
2008_KS_Marais7KS -- Marais des Cygnes Massacre
2008_KS_Mine_Creek94KS -- Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site
2008_KS_Trading11KS -- Trading Post
We didn't actually stop in the town, we just drove past it in the bus. The pictures are from the bus and include various hills that would have served as defensive lines during the engagements here during the Civil War. In town is a marker for the victims of the Marais de Cygnes Massacre.
2008_KY_Bernheim45KY -- Clermont -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
2008_KY_Camp_Wildcat52KY -- London -- Camp Wildcat
2008_KY_Cumberland_GapTN43TN -- Cumberland Gap NHP (TN side incl town)
2008_KY_Cumberland_Gap109KY -- Cumberland Gap NHP (KY side incl vistas)
2008_KY_Frankfort_Cap18KY -- Frankfort -- State Capitol
Some late night shots. I never got a chance to visit the town during daylight.
2008_KY_Ft_Duffield43KY -- West Point -- Fort Duffield
2008_KY_Ft_Knox4KY -- Fort Knox
A tank stands guard at a display along the road.
2008_KY_Hodgenville13KY -- Hodgenville
Pictures here are of the Lincoln statue in the center of town.
2008_KY_KFC48KY -- Corbin -- Colonel Harland Sanders Cafe & Museum
2008_KY_Lincoln_Birthplace55KY -- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP
2008_KY_Lincoln_Birthplace_KC22KY -- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP -- Boyhood Home @ Knob Creek
2008_KY_Louisville8KY -- Louisville
2008_KY_Louisville_ZooA64KY -- Louisville -- Louisville Zoo -- Animals
2008_KY_Louisville_ZooB29KY -- Louisville -- Louisville Zoo -- Birds
2008_KY_Louisville_Zoo60KY -- Louisville -- Louisville Zoo -- The grounds themselves
2008_KY_Mammoth_Cave94KY -- Mammoth Cave National Park
2008_KY_PattonO44KY -- Fort Knox -- Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (outside yard)
2008_KY_PattonP43KY -- Fort Knox -- Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (Patton room)
2008_KY_PattonWWI77KY -- Fort Knox -- Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (World War I)
2008_KY_Patton164KY -- Fort Knox -- Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (main)
2008_KY_PerryvilleC56KY -- Perryville
2008_KY_Perryville138KY -- Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
2008_KY_Speed_Misc71KY -- Louisville -- Speed Art Museum (except paintings)
2008_KY_Speed_Paint108KY -- Louisville -- Speed Art Museum (paintings)
2008_KY_WestPt_Bridges16KY -- West Point -- Bridges to the Past
There weren't any brochures for this place. They would have been really helpful to have since I had no idea if I was coming up on anything interesting and gave up part way through.
2008_MA_Adams39MA -- Quincy -- Adams NHP
I got hopelessly lost trying to find the place which made me late. I got on one of the tours -- which was great -- but we didn't have enough free time to actually walk around any of the sites or see the tombs. They said you weren't allowed to take pictures inside of the houses because of provisions of...
2008_MA_Adams_Cem29MA -- Quincy -- Hancock Cemetery & United First Parish Church
The Adams National Historic Park tour ended too late for me to get in the church while it was open. I had visited the site in 2001 but that was pre-digital and I was looking forward to doing my normal obsessive photo thing with the site. Oh well. Next time!
2008_MA_Concord_Emerson1MA -- Concord -- Ralph Waldo Emerson House
2008_MA_Lexington32MA -- Lexington
2008_MA_Minute_Brooks6MA -- Minute Man NHP -- Brooks Village/House
2008_MA_Minute_Capture8MA -- Minute Man NHP -- Paul Revere Capture Site
2008_MA_Minute_Hartwell16MA -- Minute Man NHP -- Hartwell Tavern
2008_MA_Minute_Meriam7MA -- Minute Man NHP -- Meriam's Corner
2008_MA_Minute_North_Bridge24MA -- Minute Man NHP -- North Bridge
2008_MA_Minute_Wayside9MA -- Minute Man NHP -- The Wayside (Orchard House and Wayside)
2008_MD_AFI18MD -- Silver Spring -- AFI Silver Theatre
2008_MD_Annapolis38MD -- Annapolis
2008_MD_Annapolis_CapBJDK2MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Baron Johann de Kalb Statue
2008_MD_Annapolis_CapRT3MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Roger B. Taney Sculpture
2008_MD_Annapolis_CapTMM12MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Thurgood Marshall Memorial
2008_MD_Annapolis_Cap15MD -- Annapolis -- State Capitol -- Exterior Images
The capitol was closed for renovations while I was there.

From http://www.choosemaryland.org/pressroom/pressreleases/StateHouseVisitorsCenter.html :

State House Visitors Center closing during renovations
New exhibit, local tourism office provide alternate visitor experience

BALTIMORE Tue, Apr...
2008_MD_AntietamNC9MD -- Antietam National Cemetery
2008_MD_Antietam_Lower30MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Lower Bridge (Burnside Bridge/Flank Attack)
2008_MD_Antietam_Middle3MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Middle Bridge (Sunken Road)
2008_MD_Antietam_Upper23MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Upper Bridge (Woods, Cornfield, Dunker Church, Mumma)
2008_MD_Art_Whino59MD -- National Harbor -- Art Whino gallery
2008_MD_Art_Whino_Foox_08040510MD -- National Harbor -- Art Whino Opening: David & Jessica Foox
This was the gallery's grand opening. I was trying to avoid the rain and came into the store by happenstance.
The art was by David & Jessica Foox. I suspected I wasn't allowed to take actual photographs of the work so I pretty much avoided doing so. There were some interesting pieces! Music was by...
2008_MD_Art_Whino_SD_08121354MD -- National Harbor -- Art Whino Opening: "Skin Deep" (Jason Snyder)
Art Whino Announces: Skin Deep, The solo show of Local Artist Jason Snyder

Art Whino presents Skin Deep. In this exhibit Jason Snyder explores our glossy exterior and how it is used to hide the person and feelings beneath what is superficial. Jason examines the struggle between the internal and...
2008_MD_Art_Whino_Tagur_08081722MD -- National Harbor -- Art Whino Opening: "Inked Souls" (Tagur)
Tagur x Art Whino - Inked Souls:
With a simple goal to “allow the consumer to become the producer”, Tagur Footwear has made a name for themselves by collaborating with Def Lux, an independent hip-hop label based in NYC. Tagur uses their connection to the art world and allows artist to design their own...
2008_MD_Baader_081121207AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2008) -- "Baader Meinhof Complex" (w/Stefan Aust) and Receptions
Speakers in sequence were:
-- Murray Horwitz (the director of AFI/Silver),
-- Klaus Scharioth (German ambassador to the United States),
-- Stefan Aust (the author), and
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI/Silver).

The Baader Meinhof Complex [Der Baader Meinhof Komplex]:
Germany's Official Oscar...
2008_MD_Bach_08071019Downtown Silver Spring Summer Concerts -- David Bach Consort
2008_MD_Baltimore_MemLJ4MD -- Baltimore -- Memorial: Lee-Jackson @ Wyman Park Dell
2008_MD_Baltimore_MemUSS3MD -- Baltimore -- Memorial: Union Soldiers and Sailors @ Wyman Park Dell
2008_MD_Bathory_081122175AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2008) -- "ElDorado" and "Bathory" (w/Juraj Jakubisko and Deana Horvathova) (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director, introducing "Eldorado"),
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI, introducing "Bathory"),
-- ???
-- Panel: Todd Hitchcock, Juraj Jakubisko and actress/producer Deana Horvathova (from "Bathory")

ElDorado
Belgium's Official Oscar Submission for Best...
2008_MD_Beltsville_Rhodes5MD -- Beltsville -- Rhodes Tavern (Maryland) Site
2008_MD_Blad_MonXRoads6MD -- Bladensburg -- Monument Crossroads (Alt US 1 and 450)
2008_MD_Block_08042653Space88 -- Tom Block's "Cousins" reception w/singer Kristin Callahan
Space88 is proud to present this examination of Tom Block's ongoing public art project, Cousins. Permanently installed just a few blocks away at the entrance to the Kennett Street Parking Garage (along the Eastern Ave. access), Block has also installed Cousins in bus shelters in Tempe, AZ (2005-2006)...
2008_MD_Blues_08080723Downtown Silver Spring Summer Concerts -- U.S. Army Blues
The U.S. Army Blues, begun informally in 1970, became an official part of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in 1972. This 18-piece ensemble has evolved into the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S.Army, and is one of the few remaining professional big bands working today. Comprised of alumni of...
2008_MD_BrooksideB75MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens -- Exhibit: Wings of Fancy (butterflies)
I wasn't planning to visit the exhibit this year but, while I was in the garden photographing the roses, I ran into a guy babbling on a cell phone. (I'm not a huge fan of cell phones.) Eventually, he was joined by his girlfriend. She said "I didn't realize you'd act like that..." To which he replied,...
2008_MD_Brookside121MD -- Wheaton -- Brookside Gardens
2008_MD_Burnt_Mills43MD -- Silver Spring -- Burnt Mills Park
2008_MD_Clear_Spring5MD -- Clear Spring
2008_MD_Cooksville17MD -- Cooksville
2008_MD_CPAM69MD -- College Park -- College Park Aviation Museum
2008_MD_Cylburn37MD -- Baltimore -- Cylburn Arboretum
2008_MD_Druid_Ridge_Cem70MD -- Baltimore -- Druid Ridge Cemetery
2008_MD_Ellicott50MD -- Ellicott City
2008_MD_Ellicott_LogPk9MD -- Ellicott City -- Thomas Isaac Log Cabin and Park
2008_MD_Ellicott_Station7MD -- Ellicott City Station (Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum)
2008_MD_Forman_08081975AFI -- "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (w/Miloš Forman)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director),
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI) interviewing Miloš Forman

In Person August 19: Miloš Forman at the showing of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
One of Forman's most acclaimed films, this adaptation of Ken Kesey's widely-read anti-establishment...
2008_MD_FOTHOC_08122494Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The morning started off *very* well as USA Today had published an article that mentioned the event and they printed in four columns a photo that I had done last year during the event.
2008_MD_Fred_EBypass17MD -- Frederick -- S East Street bypass work
2008_MD_Ft_WashingtonVw14MD -- Fort Washington Park -- Views from...
2008_MD_Ft_Washington85MD -- Fort Washington Park
2008_MD_Furnace45MD -- Cunningham Falls State Park -- Catoctin Furnace
2008_MD_Granger_08102550AFI -- "Strangers on a Train" (w/Farley Granger)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Lori Donnelly (AFI)
-- Foster Hirsch,
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director),
-- Foster Hirsch interviewing Garley Granger,
-- Murray Horwitz (again)

Star of stage and screen Farley Granger will appear at the Saturday, October 25 screening of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN--one of...
2008_MD_Grantsville29MD -- Grantsville
2008_MD_GW_House4MD -- Bladensburg -- George Washington House
2008_MD_Hagerstown89MD -- Hagerstown
2008_MD_Hagerstown_Art6MD -- Hagerstown -- Public Art
2008_MD_Hyattsville19MD -- Hyattsville
2008_MD_Jernigan1Personal -- Fran Jernigan's son and granddaughter
2008_MD_Jesup_Blair18MD -- Silver Spring -- Jesup Blair Park & Blair Mansion
2008_MD_JHU4MD -- Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus)
2008_MD_Lewistown2MD -- Lewistown
2008_MD_Lisbon8MD -- Lisbon
2008_MD_McCrillis32MD -- Bethesda -- McCrillis Gardens
2008_MD_Metro_SSVw10Metro Station -- Silver Spring -- View from platform
2008_MD_Metro_SS5Metro Station -- Silver Spring
2008_MD_Mono_Best6MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Best Farm (incl NJ, UDC, and MD monuments)
2008_MD_Mono_Thomas9MD -- Monocacy Natl Battlefield -- Thomas Farm ("Araby") (incl VT and PA monuments)
2008_MD_Mormon_Lights39MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2008_MD_Natl_HarborA83MD -- National Harbor -- Public Art
2008_MD_Natl_HarborI84MD -- National Harbor -- Interior
Including Christmas decorations in the Gaylord Hotel.
2008_MD_Natl_HarborX160MD -- National Harbor -- Exteriors
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Clear12MD -- Historic National Road @ Clear Spring
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Ellicott3MD -- Historic National Road @ Ellicott City
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Grants8MD -- Historic National Road @ Grantsville
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Hager1MD -- Historic National Road @ Hagerstown
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Lisbon4MD -- Historic National Road @ Lisbon
2008_MD_Natl_Road_MtAiry16MD -- Historic National Road @ Mt. Airy
2008_MD_Natl_Road_NMarket1MD -- Historic National Road @ New Market
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Poplar17MD -- Historic National Road @ Poplar Springs
2008_MD_Natl_Road_State13MD -- Historic National Road @ State Line
2008_MD_Natl_Road_Wilson14MD -- Historic National Road @ Wilson
2008_MD_NCF86MD -- Piscataway Park / Natl Colonial Farm
2008_MD_NCM21MD -- Fort Meade -- Natl Cryptologic Museum
National Vigilance Park. Although it was a Saturday, the museum is only open every other Saturday. There's a 2006 visit to the museum that should show up in the links below though -- check there for inside-museum pics.
2008_MD_New_MarketMD12MD -- New Market
2008_MD_Oxon51MD -- Oxon Hill Farm Park
2008_MD_Paddock_08071925Downtown Silver Spring Summer Concerts -- Scott Paddock
2008_MD_Parade_08112221MD -- Silver Spring -- Thanksgiving Day Parade (2008)
I wasn't trying to see the Thanksgiving Parade this day. I was trying to get to the subway to get downtown and couldn't see a way to drive through the parade so I parked my car on my side of the parade and walked through the parade to get to Metro. I saw it for maybe 5 minutes. But I couldn't resist...
2008_MD_Rawlings97MD -- Baltimore -- Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens
2008_MD_Raw_Deal_08110142AFI -- Film Noir Festival (2008) -- "Raw Deal" (w/Eddie Muller and Foster Hirsch)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI),
-- Eddie Muller,
-- Foster Hirsch

Introductions and a discussion of two Film Noir films were provided by Eddie Muller (film noir authority, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation) and Foster Hirsch (author of sixteen books on subjects...
2008_MD_Richfield10MD -- Frederick -- Richfield
2008_MD_Seminary228MD -- Forest Glen Seminary
2008_MD_Sideling8MD -- Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, now Rest Area
2008_MD_SniperVC9MD -- South Mountain Welcome Center (where Beltway snipers were arrested)
2008_MD_So_Long_081106244AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2008) -- "I've Loved You So Long" (w/Philippe Claudel) (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz, Director and COO of the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
-- Ambassador John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the USA
-- Murray Horwitz again
-- Philippe Claudel, author...
2008_MD_SSL45MD -- Silver Spring -- Library (900 Wayne Ave)
2008_MD_SSprung11MD -- Silver Spring -- Silver Sprung development (bound: Colesville Rd., Fenton St., Wayne Ave., Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SST43MD -- Silver Spring -- Paul Sarbanes Transportation Center
2008_MD_SSV53MD -- Silver Spring -- Views from various parking lots.
2008_MD_SS_1stBaptist1MD -- Silver Spring -- First Baptist Church development (block: Wayne Ave. Fenton St., Bonifant St.)
2008_MD_SS_8250_Georgia1MD -- Silver Spring -- Solaire 8250 (8250 Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SS_Art20MD -- Silver Spring -- Public Art
2008_MD_SS_Art_Brushstroke28MD -- Silver Spring -- Public Art: A Brushstroke of Discovery (porcelain enamel mural by Narcissus Quagliatain) @ Discovery HQ
2008_MD_SS_Art_Mayor4MD -- Silver Spring -- Public Art: Mayor of Silver Spring (by Fred Folsom)
2008_MD_SS_Art_SSprung18MD -- Silver Spring -- Public Art: Silver Sprung pieces (but not fountain)
2008_MD_SS_BDE17MD -- Silver Spring -- Business Section (East of Metro Line)
2008_MD_SS_Bonifant7MD -- Silver Spring -- Bonifant Street (not covered elsewhere)
2008_MD_SS_Courtyard2MD -- Silver Spring -- Marriott Courtyard Downtown (8506 Fenton St.)
2008_MD_SS_Fillmore3MD -- Silver Spring -- Fillmore (8656 Colesville Rd.)
2008_MD_SS_FireStationH9MD -- Silver Spring -- Fire Station 1 (Historic) --> Fire Station 1 Restaurant (8131 Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SS_FireStation3MD -- Silver Spring -- Fire Station (Main) (8110 Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SS_Georgia23MD -- Silver Spring -- Georgia Avenue
2008_MD_SS_Lee8MD -- Silver Spring -- Lee Bldg (8601 Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SS_Pyramid1MD -- Silver Spring -- Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (8230 Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SS_Res32MD -- Silver Spring -- Residential section
I got a notice saying they'd be cutting down the big tree in front of my house to fix the sewer line. I made sure I photographed it before and after it disappeared.
2008_MD_SS_RR41MD -- Silver Spring -- B&O Railroad Station (8100 Georgia Ave.)
2008_MD_SS_Wayne2MD -- Silver Spring -- Wayne Ave
2008_MD_StsPJ5MD -- Baltimore -- Saints Philip and John Catholic Church
2008_MD_St_Anne3MD -- Annapolis -- St Anne's Parish
Unfortunately, they had a wedding going on so I couldn't get in the church this time around.
2008_MD_Takoma_Park8MD -- Takoma Park
2008_MD_Thomas_Stone44MD -- Thomas Stone NHS
2008_MD_Urbana_Landon2MD -- Urbana -- Landon House (Stancioff House)
2008_MD_Urbana_Zion5MD -- Urbana -- Zion Church and Cemetery
2008_MD_USNA_Campus117MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy
2008_MD_USNA_Chapel61MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Chapel
2008_MD_USNA_MemHall67MD -- Annapolis -- US Naval Academy -- Memorial Hall
2008_MD_Voting5MD -- Voting -- 2008 Election day
Barack Obama day. These pictures were taken while waiting in line for 90 minutes to vote at my polling place. Because of the long queue, I ended up in parts of the school that I'd never seen before!
2008_MD_VPlaza46MD -- Silver Spring -- Veterans Plaza
Under construction.
2008_MD_WestminsterMD12MD -- Westminster
2008_MD_Whites_Ferry37MD -- Whites Ferry
This was the first time I'd ever crossed the river using the ferry. It was interesting!
2008_MD_Wilson7MD -- Wilson
2008_MI_DTW13MI -- Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
The funky psychedelic tunnel between A and B terminals.
2008_MO_ArchI10MO -- St. Louis -- Gateway Arch -- Interior
2008_MO_ArchVw30MO -- St. Louis -- Gateway Arch -- Views from...
2008_MO_Arch58MO -- St. Louis -- Gateway Arch
2008_MO_Barton_08041912CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Banquet: Cathy Barton and Dave Para performance
2008_MO_Bushwhacker24MO -- Nevada -- Bushwhacker Museum
2008_MO_Civil_Courts27MO -- St. Louis -- Civil Courts Bldg
2008_MO_CWPT_BanquetP_080419103CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Banquet: Presentation and Awards Ceremony
Awards included those to the following:
69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers
Ted Hillmer, Superintendent of Wilson's Creek battlefield
Bob Bluford
Cathy Fisher
Mine Creek Battlefield (accepted by Arnold Schofield)
Honorable Kent Clark, Madison County Judge/Executive

The Wilson's Creek National...
2008_MO_CWPT_Banquet_080419122CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Banquet: Dinner and Greetings
2008_MO_CWPT_Bloody_08041835CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Wilson's Creek -- Bloody Ridge
Tour guide: Ed Bearss
2008_MO_CWPT_Breakfast_08042058CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Breakfast: Closing and Q&A
2008_MO_CWPT_Bushwhackers_08042015CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Talk: Bushwhackers (Arnold Schofield)
2008_MO_CWPT_Bushwhacker_08041912CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Bushwhacker Museum
Tour guide: Arnold Schofield
2008_MO_CWPT_Dessert_08041852CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Reception: Dessert (w/Matt and Roy Blunt)
Speakers included Missouri governor Matt Blunt and U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt (his father).
2008_MO_CWPT_Dinner_08041783CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Dinner: Color Bearers (w/David Hinze)
2008_MO_CWPT_Dug_08041751CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Dug Springs
Tour guide: Jeff Patrick
2008_MO_CWPT_Exhibits55CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Exhibits Hall
2008_MO_CWPT_Horton_08041848CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Reception: Bobby Horton performance
2008_MO_CWPT_Hotel14CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Hotel and convention center
2008_MO_CWPT_Lecture_08041769CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Talk: Panel discussion
Talks were by Ed Bearrs, Richard Sommers, and Dave Hinze, moderated by Connie Langum
2008_MO_CWPT_Lunch_08041725CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Lunch: Opening
2008_MO_CWPT_Morning_08041725CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Morning gathering
2008_MO_CWPT_Mound_08041925CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Island Mound Battlefield and Marais de Cygnes Massacre area
Tour guide: Arnold Schofield
2008_MO_CWPT_Ray_08041858CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Wilson's Creek -- Ray House
Tour guide: Ed Bearss
2008_MO_CWPT_Registration_08041664CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Registration
2008_MO_CWPT_Sigel_08041823CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Wilson's Creek -- Franz Sigel's position
Tour guide: Ed Bearss
2008_MO_CWPT_Springfield_08041737CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Springfield Battlefield and Natl Cemetery
Tour guide: Jeff Patrick
2008_MO_CWPT_WilsonsVC_08041822CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Wilson's Creek -- Visitor Center
Tour guide: Ed Bearss
2008_MO_CWPT_Wilsons_08041739CWPT Annual Conference (2008) in Springfield, MO -- Tour group: Wilson's Creek -- Sweeney museum & Terrell Creek
Tour guide: Jeff Patrick
2008_MO_Dug_Springs7MO -- Clever -- Dug Springs battlefield
2008_MO_Eads_Bridge19MO -- St. Louis -- Eads Bridge
2008_MO_Fireworks4MO -- Springfield -- Fireworks after baseball game
As you can tell from the image of the sign which appears in all of these pictures, the camera wasn't being held as steady as it should have been. I *really* wasn't prepared for fireworks and, as a result, was not way off in terms of where I should have been standing to photograph them. In fact, the...
2008_MO_Forest_Park12MO -- St. Louis -- Forest Park
2008_MO_Grants_Farm3MO -- St. Louis -- Grant's Farm
A view of "Hardscrabble", a house that Grant himself built, through the gate. This is said to be the only remaining house actually built by a U.S. President.
2008_MO_Island_Mound35MO -- Island Mound Battlefield
2008_MO_Jeff_BarracksNC10MO -- St. Louis -- Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2008_MO_Jeff_Barracks26MO -- St. Louis -- Jefferson Barracks
2008_MO_Kiener_Plaza13MO -- St. Louis -- Kiener Plaza Park (West of Old Courthouse)
2008_MO_MHM52MO -- St. Louis -- Missouri History Museum
2008_MO_MHM_Lindbergh54MO -- St. Louis -- Missouri History Museum -- Exhibit: Lindbergh
2008_MO_MHM_SeekingC16MO -- St. Louis -- Missouri History Museum -- Exhibit: Seeking St. Louis: Currents
Seeking St. Louis: Currents and Reflections
Exhibit Dates: Continuing Exhibit
Delve into the history of the Gateway City from its founding through the new millennium with the twin galleries that make up Seeking St. Louis.
In Currents, trace the lives of the fur traders and explorers, immigrants and...
2008_MO_MHM_SeekingR7MO -- St. Louis -- Missouri History Museum -- Exhibit: Seeking St. Louis: Reflections
Seeking St. Louis: Currents and Reflections
Exhibit Dates: Continuing Exhibit
Delve into the history of the Gateway City from its founding through the new millennium with the twin galleries that make up Seeking St. Louis.
In Currents, trace the lives of the fur traders and explorers, immigrants and...
2008_MO_MHM_Worlds_Fair27MO -- St. Louis -- Missouri History Museum -- Exhibit: The 1904 World’s Fair
The 1904 World’s Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward
Exhibit Dates: Continuing Exhibit
With its 20 million visitors, 1,500 buildings, and widespread representation from 50 countries and 43 states, the 1904 World’s Fair made quite the impression.
More than a century later, visitors can experience...
2008_MO_Mosque14MO -- Springfield -- Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
2008_MO_MWX111MO -- St. Louis -- Gateway Arch -- Museum of Westward Expansion
2008_MO_Nevada4MO -- Nevada
2008_MO_Old_Cath29MO -- St. Louis -- Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Louis, King of France)
2008_MO_Old_CourthouseDS3MO -- St. Louis -- Old Courthouse -- Exhibit: Dred Scott
2008_MO_Old_CourthouseI53MO -- St. Louis -- Old Courthouse -- Building Interior (Except Exhibits)
2008_MO_Old_CourthouseX42MO -- St. Louis -- Old Courthouse -- Exhibits
2008_MO_Old_Courthouse19MO -- St. Louis -- Old Courthouse
2008_MO_SLAM34MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Building
2008_MO_SLAM_AA103MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Africa and Asia section
2008_MO_SLAM_Armor29MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Armor section
2008_MO_SLAM_Contemp52MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Contemporary Art
2008_MO_SLAM_Decor131MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Decorative Arts
2008_MO_SLAM_Egypt34MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Ancient Egypt/Rome section
2008_MO_SLAM_Main132MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- American and European 1400-1900
2008_MO_SLMPL37MO -- St. Louis -- Main Public Library
2008_MO_SLZooB44MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Zoo -- Buildings
2008_MO_SLZoo67MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Zoo
2008_MO_SL_Christ_Church25MO -- St. Louis -- Christ Church Cathedral
2008_MO_SL_Firemens4MO -- St. Louis -- Firemen's Memorial
2008_MO_Soldiers_MMM75MO -- St. Louis -- Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum
2008_MO_SpringfieldMOV7MO -- View of Springfield, MO from the University Plaza hotel
2008_MO_SpringfieldMO67MO -- Springfield
2008_MO_SpringfieldMO_NC43MO -- Springfield -- Springfield Natl Cemetery
2008_MO_St_Louis41MO -- St. Louis
2008_MO_St_Louis_Art4MO -- St. Louis -- Public Art (not covered elsewhere)

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2022_08_25B3_BreathtakerO165MD -- Westminster -- McDaniel College Rice Gallery Exhibit Opening: Breathtaker
The Norman Rockwell Museum presents the Breaktaker Exhibition featuring the works of Mark Wheatley Marc Hempel The Groundbreaking Graphic Novel from Concept to Comics YOU ARE INVITED Come to the opening reception! The opening reception takes place Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a gallery t... (Partially reviewed)
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