|2002_DC_Buchwald_021115||6||Borders -- Art Buchwald|
Art Buchwald, the Washington Post humorist, was doing a book-signing locally so I trudged up to the Dupont Circle area to see him. He's certainly an interesting looking person and he radiates warmth and cheer. While I was there, he pointed over to a shelf with best sellers and said "Death and decay....
|2002_DC_CHHP_020205||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edmund and Sylvia Morris (Teddy Roosevelt)|
This was the inaugural lecture of the Capitol Hill History Project. Edmund Morris had recently published his second book on Theodore Roosevelt, called "Theodore Rex". He had also written the first in that series, called "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" as well as "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan."...
|2002_DC_CHHP_020910||7||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward C Smith (Capitol Hill During the Civil War)|
This meeting was held at the Masonic Naval Lodge Hall. Introduced by John Franzen (chairman of the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project) and then Lucinda Janke (Kiplinger Washington Collection), Professor Edward C Smith from American University gave a talk about "Capitol Hill During the Civil...
|2002_DC_CHHP_021112||21||Capitol Hill History Project -- Sam and Kathryn Smith|
This session of the CHHP was a lively discussion by Sam and Kathy Smith, who've been activists on the Hill for years. They discussed life on the Hill from the 1960's forward. Sam was the editor of the Capital East Gazette, a founder of the DC Statehood Party, and the national Green Party. (As John...
|2002_DC_Critters||4||Critters -- Plucky squirrel|
|2002_DC_CWPT_Endangered_020226||17||CWPT's "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" presentation (2002)|
The CWPT announced its list of most endangered battlefields for the year in a conference at the National Press Club. Joining CWPT president James Lighthizer was Civil War author and preservationist Brian Pohanka. The top 10 list this year were the following: ...
|2002_DC_Einstein||11||DC -- Albert Einstein Memorial|
|2002_DC_Red_Cross||2||DC -- American Red Cross Natl Headquarters|
|2002_DC_Cherry||80||DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2002)|
Two trips around the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season.
|2002_DC_Corcoran||1||DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art|
|2002_DC_DOC||6||DC -- Dept of Commerce building|
|2002_DC_Treasury||12||DC -- Dept of Treasury building|
|2002_DC_Ellipse||29||DC -- Ellipse (by White House) area|
|2002_DC_SIHG||4||DC -- Enid A. Haupt Garden|
|2002_DC_FTC||4||DC -- Federal Trade Commission building|
|2002_DC_FONZ_AM_021018||51||DC -- FONZ 2002 Annual Meeting|
This was the 44th Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) Annual Meeting. They meet once a year to announce the new board of directors and let us know what's going on in the zoo. I'd never actually been to one of these so it was rather fun. This particular year had seen the deaths of several animals at...
|2002_DC_Fords||1||DC -- Ford's Theatre Natl Historic Site|
|2002_DC_Walker_020317||2||DC -- FOSE -- Mort Walker ("Beetle Bailey")|
Mort was signing copies of one of his "Beetle Bailey" comic strip books to support a veteran's group.
|2002_DC_FDR||80||DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial|
|2002_DC_FPlaza||3||DC -- Freedom Plaza|
|2002_DC_SIFG||32||DC -- Freer Gallery of Art|
|2002_DC_Gallery_Place||4||DC -- Gallery Place areas|
|2002_DC_Mason||5||DC -- George Mason Memorial|
|2002_DC_Perfect_021030||8||DC -- GWU -- Debra Trione presenting "A Perfect World"|
After a filming of the CNN show "Crossfire" at George Washington University, they announced that there was an opening upstairs for a new traveling art exhibit. The exhibit was by Debra Trione who had spent five years collecting views of a "perfect world" from over fifty powerful leaders in the United...
|2002_DC_SMPA||9||DC -- GWU -- School of Media & Public Affairs|
A historic display they had in the lobby.
|2002_DC_Crossfire||24||DC -- GWU -- "Crossfire" filming|
This show is filmed at George Washington University every weekday night. I attended a number of shows, originally to see what it was like and then to see who was on. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to actually film during broadcasting so all of the shots I have are before or after. BTW, some of the...
|2002_DC_Hains||27||DC -- Hains Point ("The Awakening")|
|2002_DC_SIHIR||23||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)|
The collection of five people standing in various stages of distress is a story about a town in Europe that was threatened with destruction unless they came up with five human sacrifices.
|2002_DC_SIHIRO||40||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Outside)|
|2002_DC_SIIGW||75||DC -- International Gallery ("American Women")|
Sponsored by the Portrait Gallery, the exhibit "American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery" in the underground gallery at the S. Dillon Ripleys Center's International Gallery. This exhibit brings together 65 groundbreaking women from Pocahontas to Marilyn Monroe and represents the...
|2002_DC_JAWilson||10||DC -- John A. Wilson Building|
Including winter scenes where the building was lighted.
|2002_DC_Kennedy_Center||2||DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts|
|2002_DC_Judiciary||5||DC -- Judiciary Square area|
|2002_DC_KSt||1||DC -- K Street area (incl McPherson Square)|
|2002_DC_Newhart_021029||28||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2002 -- Bob Newhart)|
Bob Newhart was the fifth recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize. While you weren't allowed to take photos during the event, I hung around to see the comings and goings and took a variety of backs of heads, hand shots, etc... People you'll see here are Tim Conway, the Smothers Brothers,...
|2002_DC_Korean_War||81||DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial|
|2002_DC_Lafayette_Park||46||DC -- Lafayette Park (by White House) area|
|2002_DC_LOC||14||DC -- Library of Congress|
|2002_DC_Lincoln_Mem||35||DC -- Lincoln Memorial|
|2002_DC_DC||1||DC -- Miscellaneous|
|2002_DC_SIAIR||28||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum|
Part of the area was being closed off for a black-tie event that night (which I wasn't invited to).
|2002_DC_Aquarium||38||DC -- Natl Aquarium|
|2002_DC_Archives||6||DC -- Natl Archives|
|2002_DC_Building||4||DC -- Natl Building Museum|
|2002_DC_NGA_Bldg||2||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Building|
|2002_DC_NGAEW||13||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing|
|2002_DC_NGAP||10||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Paintings|
To see pretty much all of the paintings from the permanent collection that are on display at the National Gallery of Art, click ...
|2002_DC_NGAS||22||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture|
Including some pictures of the ice skating rink.
To see a large number of the sculpture from the permanent collection that are on display at the National Gallery of Art, click ...
|2002_DC_NGASG||11||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden|
|2002_DC_NGA_Shaw||9||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Shaw Memorial|
|2002_DC_NGS||3||DC -- Natl Geographic Society Building -- Sculptures|
|2002_DC_Jap_Amer||32||DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument|
|2002_DC_Mall||20||DC -- Natl Mall area|
|2002_DC_SIAH||31||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center|
Being a history major, this is probably my favorite museum. Various displays that you'll see in this section include: ...
|2002_DC_SIAH_Burden||16||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Glorious Burden exhibit|
|2002_DC_SIAH_911||17||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- September 11 exhibit|
|2002_DC_SINH||28||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History|
|2002_DC_AmerInd||5||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian (2002)|
|2002_DC_SIPM||12||DC -- Natl Postal Museum|
|2002_DC_WWII||3||DC -- Natl World War II Memorial (2002) -- Under construction|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Amazonia||3||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Amazonia|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Art||6||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Artwork|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Bear||8||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bears|
|2002_DC_SINZ_BV||9||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Beaver Valley|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Cat||28||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Bird||3||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bird House|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Elephant||41||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Panda||83||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant pandas (2002)|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Invert||12||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Main||18||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Prairie||16||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Prairie Dogs|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Primate||4||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates|
|2002_DC_SINZ_Mammal||18||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House|
|2002_DC_Newseum||1||DC -- Newseum|
The foundation of the new Newseum journalism museum was being laid this year.
|2002_DC_Old_Post||5||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion|
|2002_DC_Old_PostV||44||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Views from tower|
|2002_DC_Party_Animals||34||DC -- Party Animals|
|2002_DC_Penn||22||DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area|
|2002_DC_Pershing||10||DC -- Pershing Park|
|2002_DC_SIRG||45||DC -- Renwick Gallery|
SAAM had a exhibit called "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery" which features more than 400 pictures by George Catlin, an artist who toured the Indian territories in the west in 1830 to 1836. He wanted to follow the trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and capture images that those explorers might...
|2002_DC_RRB||21||DC -- Ronald Reagan Building|
|2002_DC_Sewall_Belmont||10||DC -- Sewall-Belmont House|
|2002_DC_Sherman||16||DC -- Sherman Memorial|
|2002_DC_SI_Castle||14||DC -- Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)|
|2002_DC_St_Johns||1||DC -- St John's Church|
|2002_DC_Supreme_Ct||8||DC -- Supreme Court Building|
|2002_DC_Jeff_Mem||49||DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial|
|2002_DC_Tidal||30||DC -- Tidal Basin|
Two nighttime trips to the Tidal Basin.
|2002_DC_Union_Station||11||DC -- Union Station|
|2002_DC_Botanic||85||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2002_DC_CapitolV||13||DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Views from...|
|2002_DC_CapitolX||16||DC -- U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree (2002)|
During Christmas, both the White House and the Capitol display Christmas trees prominently in their back yards. The White House one tends to be a pre-fab piece that doesn't change much each year--the variety is, instead, created by 50+ state and province trees which have hand-made decorations. For the...
|2002_DC_Capitol||48||DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior images)|
The view of the Capitol from the Mall is still largely unobstructed. The opposite side, however, is cluttered by the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) which was pushed along after that idiot shot his way into the building in the 1990's. The CVC will end up being a below-ground facility...
|2002_DC_Capitoli||48||DC -- U.S. Capitol (interior images)|
Pictures here are from a guided tour of the building which I took on 12/23/2002. You used to be able to walk in whenever you wanted but that changed after the guy came in and killed two policemen on 7/24/1998. By 9/11, they were allowing 250 tourists in a day on guided tours. By the time I was there,...
|2002_DC_USHMM||5||DC -- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum|
|2002_DC_Naval_Memorial||31||DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial|
|2002_DC_Viet_Wall||118||DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
|2002_DC_Wash_Mon||65||DC -- Washington Monument|
|2002_DC_Wash_MonV||116||DC -- Washington Monument -- Views from...|
|2002_DC_NCath_Main||93||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral|
Two visits: 12/17/2002 and 12/21/2002.
|2002_DC_NCath_Glass||8||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Stained glass|
|2002_DC_NCath_Views||31||DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Views from...|
Two visits: 12/17/2002 and 12/21/2002.
|2002_DC_White_House||24||DC -- White House|
|2002_DC_WHouse_Tree||50||DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2002)|
|2002_DC_Willard||1||DC -- Willard InterContinental Washington|
|2002_DC_DOC911_020911||5||Dept of Commerce -- 9/11 Anniversary ceremony|
Pictures here were taken during the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Secretary Donald Evans, a good friend of "W", was the main speaker at the event labeled "Patriot Day". He was introduced by Deputy Secretary Bodman.
|2002_DC_DOC_XMas_021213||6||Dept of Commerce -- Christmas show|
Why they hold events in the Commerce lobby is beyond me. The acoustics are horrible, in large part because of the metal ceiling which reflects everything, and if you move outside of a very small radius, the background noise drowns out everything.
|2002_DC_DOCSF_021216||26||Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle|
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
|2002_DC_JSS_020515||10||James Smithson Society event -- American History (An Odyssey in Print)|
This was a reception for a new exhibit put out by the National Museum of American History Library called "An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries." On hand were the curator Mary Augusta Thomas and the author of the book ....
|2002_DC_JSS_020521||14||James Smithson Society event -- American History (An Odyssey in Print)|
This event also included Mary Augusta Thomas and Michael Dirda (senior editor of Washington Post Book World) who signed copies of the exhibition catalog. I'm not sure why I went to it on both nights but I did.
|2002_DC_JSS_021115||8||James Smithson Society event -- American History (Invention night)|
The Smithsonian sponsored an adults-only event at an exhibit they had dealing with inventions. Beverages--milk and cookies--were provided. Frankly, I've never been a creative person so I really couldn't relate to much of what was there. It was interesting playing the game with the blocks on the...
|2002_DC_JSS_020221||12||James Smithson Society event -- Hirshhorn|
|2002_DC_JSS_020810||23||James Smithson Society lunch -- American History (9/11)|
Collecting a National Tragedy:
This discussion described a new exhibit that was about to open in the National Museum of American History, Behring Center. Using artifacts, images, and stories, the exhibit bears witness to the attack. The presentation was by Dr. Jim Gardner, Associate Director for...
|2002_DC_JSS_020919||27||James Smithson Society lunch -- Portrait Gallery (American Women)|
American Women: This lunch was with Marc Pachter, the National Portrait Gallery director. He talked at length about the American Women exhibit which collects images of 65 groundbreaking women. He said that most portraiture in the past has always centered around political and military leaders, who...
|2002_DC_JSS_020729||29||James Smithson Society lunch -- Postal Museum|
Don't Send a Word of Sorrow: Letters and Letter Writing
This was a presentation by National Postal Museum curator Nancy Pope and her boss Jim Bruns. The session discussed some of the items in the Postal Museum's collection. They also talked about some of the things they were doing to document the...
|2002_DC_Metro_MC||3||Metro Station -- Metro Center|
|2002_DC_Metro_RI||2||Metro Station -- Rhode Island Avenue|
|2002_DC_Metro_US||2||Metro Station -- Union Station|
|2002_DC_BuildingC_020208||8||NBM -- Architectural competition 2002|
This was a competition that architecture students could enter to design the "interim security facility" that would be outside of the Washington Monument until a more permanent box could be build there. The Park Service wasn't obliged to use the design but there was a prize and it looked good on...
|2002_DC_NPC_BookFair_021114||47||NPC -- 25th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night|
This was an amazing event! I'd never been to this but there were authors out the wazoo here. Very cool!
Authors here: Phyllis George, George Will, Kenneth Starr, Dick Morris, Jeff Shaara, David Roosevelt, C. Brian Kelly, Lisa Beamer, Carlo D'Este, Chris Matthews, Tom Shales, Robert Guillaume,...
|2002_DC_Office||421||Office (STAT-USA) -- Various office shots|
(020308) Mike Nimmons' wife and new kid visit the office
(020405) Kay Melvin's going-away event
(020516) Lorraine Pitts' going-away event
(020521) Last pictures of Mondo Lopez
(020618) Claude Showalter's baby shower
(020625) Joe Correia's retirement event
(020822) Shannon Smythe's going-away...
|2002_DC_Office_ITC||1||Office (USITC) -- Pat Augustine|
Pat Augustine (ex-ITC co-worker) and I @ the Ronald Reagan Building
|2002_DC_SAAR_021210||9||Smithsonian Associates -- Andy Rooney|
Andy was promoting his new book "Common Nonsense". The 60 Minutes commentator was interesting to listen to as he talked about his life as a reporter during World War II and his impressions of George W. He couldn't understand why the President was so popular given how the Iraqi situation was going--the...
|2002_DC_SAJC_021206||47||Smithsonian Associates -- James Cameron (Bismarck)|
This was a really cool event. The Smithsonian Associates had director James Cameron ("Terminator", "Titanic", etc) introducing his new research piece on the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck, which had he explored for the Discovery Channel. We got to see a good chunk of the undersea and...
|2002_DC_SAJC_020611||1||Smithsonian Associates -- John Cleese|
While it was a thrill to see John Cleese, his presentation didn't go so well. There was a moderator who decided it would be appropriate to spend more time discussing his own feelings than John's. And there was a long retrospective film of John's ventures (including Monty Python of course but...
|2002_DC_SARCH_021010||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Richard C Hottelet|
Richard C Hottelet was one of Edward R Murrow's reporters. Together, the "Murrow Boys" provided radio commentary during World War II which kept the American public informed about what was going on over there. Hottelet himself was temporarily imprisoned by the Nazis, watched the invasion of D-Day, and...
|2002_DC_Block_020409||25||UAW Headquarters -- Tom Block's art show reception|
My neighbor, Tom Block, is a painter. He had an exhibition at the UAW headquarters near the White House that I went to and took some pictures from. In these pre-digital days, the photos were a crap shoot and they didn't turn out that well. Tom immediately, however, said that he was really glad I was...
|2002_DC_Band_021109||24||WW2 -- Band of Brothers tour|
The Veteran's Day Tribute 2002 was a military convention held in Washington DC. Sponsored by World War II Magazine and the Primedia group, it honored the 82nd, 101st, and 17th Airborne divisions in World War II. While sparsely attended, it offered a chance to meet and talk to a number of participants...