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07/26/2017 (Wednesday morning): I'm finally back from my two-week trip out west. A lot of photos are in the unreviewed queue: (Arizona) (Flagstaff area) Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, (Phoenix) the Arizona State Capitol Museum, the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, (Scottsdale) McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, (California) Joshua Tree National Park, Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, downtown San Diego, San Diego Comic-Con International, Balboa Park and the San Diego Museum of Art, and other stuff. Number of pictures in the totally unreviewed queue: 30,700.
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2012_DC_CalTort_Party_12041761DC -- California Tortilla -- Brand Update Party
Join us to celebrate our Fresh New Look!
Come celebrate California Tortilla's brand update! Bring a guest and enjoy fresh food, signature cocktails and more!
2012_DC_Candlelight_120513109DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2012) -- Pre-ceremony events
I didn't stick around for the ceremony. It's gotten so big that there's really no way to get close enough to see the stage anymore.
2012_DC_Emancipation_LC_120415194DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) -- Celebration @ Lincoln Cottage
DC Emancipation Day Celebration - April 15, 2012
This year marks 150 years of emancipation in the District. The enslaved people in Washington, DC were freed nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation, telegraphing the eventual end of slavery to the rest of...
2012_DC_Emancipation_LT_12041498DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) 150th Anniversary Great Debate @ Lincoln Theatre
On April 14, Centric, in partnership with the Office of Cable Television, celebrates the freeing of slaves in Washington, DC with the DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate. Nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln freed the enslaved workers and laborers...
2012_DC_Press_12010629DC -- Federal Courthouse -- Harry Thomas Jr. announces plea
Harry Thomas, Jr., DC city council member, had just admitted guilt in a scam that had fleeced the DC government of more than $350,000 intended to help city children. After months of denying everything, he finally caved in, agreeing to resign from office, pay restitution of $353,500 to the DC...
2012_DC_Folklife19DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2012)
This was the Tuahine Troupe from University of Hawaii.
2012_DC_Folklife_AIDS60DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2012) -- AIDS quilt
2012_DC_Shuttle_Flyby_12041736DC -- Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-By
Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to the Smithsonian
Discovery, the longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet, departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida around dawn today, and is expected to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport about 11 a.m. EDT. After a two-day layover at the airport,...
2012_DC_Budget_12021366Dept of Commerce -- All-hands FY2013 Budget meeting
Secretary John Bryson, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Department of Commerce bureau heads invite you to participate in an all-hands employee meeting to discuss the Commerce Department’s FY2013 budget, which will be released that day. The Secretary and Deputy Secretary will deliver remarks,...
2012_DC_Fords_BTS_1202209Ford's Theatre -- Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios
Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios:
Join the designers who created the exhibits for the new Center for Education and Leadership and in the Ford’s Theatre Museum. Learn about their process for creating innovative and immersive exhibits. The discussion will include their work on thematic...
2012_DC_TuskegeeR_12082936Ford's Theatre -- Reception for "Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project" exhibit
Special Members Only night to see
The Test: A Tuskegee Airman Project exhibition
Hosted by Ford's Theatre Society
Come celebrate the new exhibit with other members and learn more about these heroic men.
You will have special after-hours access to the new Center, where you can explore multiple...
2012_DC_Tannenbaum_12120833Goethe-Institut -- Event: Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
With the support of Friends of the Goethe-Institut
In conjunction with Downtown’s Holiday Market, the Goethe-Institut will open its doors to the public on this weekend, and offer up a variety of German holiday activities for all ages. Music, food,...
2012_HTI_Labadee127Haiti -- Labadee
2012_HTI_Labadee_Zip18Haiti -- Labadee Zip Line
2012_DC_Trabant_12111047International Spy Museum -- 6th Annual Parade of Trabants
Sixth Annual Parade of Trabants:
The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States!
Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now...
2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_12123127MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Except Fireworks
2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_12123175MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Fireworks
2012_MD_Voting15MD -- Campaign placards @ Veterans Plaza
This was the early voting area after the last day of early voting had ended. Montgomery County heavily favors Obama so there weren't many presidential placards but the propositions and referenda were a different issue. Most of the money was being spent on proposition 7, which would allow expanded...
2012_MD_NMHAMO_12052114MD -- Silver Spring -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Forest Glen Annex) -- Opening Day
2012_MEX_Alux39Mexico -- Alux Unique Natural Cavern Restaurant
2012_DC_4Country_120218146Natl Museum of Amer History -- For Country
For Country: Japanese American Soldiers and Citizens & the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
2012 marks 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, the action that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Learn more about this period in American...
2012_DC_Naval_BlessingN_12041419Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2012) -- Indoor events
Celebration - Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event...
2012_DC_Naval_BlessingF_120414153Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2012) -- Outdoor ceremony
Celebration - Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event...
2012_DC_Peace37_12042373Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Nixon Legacy Forum: Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as advisor to six presidents, moderates a panel discussion on the Richard Nixon–Henry Kissinger diplomacy that laid the foundation for the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt....
2012_NV_LV_BellagioS19NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2012_DC_OAS_ConstellO_12062176OAS -- "Constellations" opening
2012_DC_Pat_Nixon_120405200Richard Nixon Alumni Association & Natl Archives -- Panel -- First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Nixon Legacy Forum: First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries, making her the most-traveled First Lady in history at that time. Special guest Julie Nixon Eisenhower joins Gen. Don Hughes, a military aide who accompanied the Nixons during the vice presidential...
2012_DC_SSHP_121218137Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2012) @ Reynolds Center
Directors photographed during the event include:
* Wayne Clough (secretary of the Smithsonian Institution)
* Dennis Kelly (head of the National Zoo)
* Bob Lamb (head of FONZ)
* Marc Pachter (former director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Natonal Museum of American History).
*...
2012_MD_Sail_Fireworks_12061620Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Fireworks
2012_MD_Sail_Misc_12061664Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Misc shots
Folks include Governor Martin O'Malley.
2012_MD_Sail_Music_12061670Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Musicians
2012_MD_Sail_Flags_12061676Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Parade of Flags
2012_MD_Sail_Stage_120616109Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Stage Show
Celebration of the American Flag:
* Pre-program Entertainment: Maryland Sings under the direction of Bill Myers
* Welcome: Don Scott, WJZ -- Master of Ceremonies
* Presentation of the Colors: Cavalry Troop A, Maryland Defense Force under the command of LTC David Robeson
* Pledge of Allegiance:...
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_Misc_12041994Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Miscellaneous shots
Shots of the activities going on around the Welcome Discovery Festival.
2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleI_12041926Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle hangar
Shots of the empty and then filled shuttle hangar.
2012_VA_SIAIR_Shuttle_12041925Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle itself
Close up shots of either the Discovery or the Enterprise.
2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleM_12041919Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle meeting up
Pictures of the two shuttles together.
2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleP_12041971Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle moves to hangar
Pictures of the shuttles being moved so the Discovery could be parked in the hangar, and then the Discovery being moved into the hangar.
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_C_120419119Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Event
Welcome Discovery Celebration
Space Shuttle Discovery will be transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. Get there early.
11:00 am Discovery Arrives at the Udvar-Hazy Center for Transfer Ceremony:
Music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
Appearance by Discovery crew...
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_Post_12041945Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Post-event
After the event, the non-VIPs and press were kept outside waiting for the ceremony participants to get their photographs taken with the shuttle in the background. (If you weren't a VIP, you weren't allowed to be near any of the VIPs although some of the astronauts had scheduled autograph sessions.)
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_Pre_12041974Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Pre-event
Getting ready for the big event.
2012_VA_Cogswell_12010560VA -- Arlington -- Cherrydale Library -- The Wired Photography of Ron Cogswell opening reception
Pictures from the opening reception for the new photo exhibit, by Ron Cogswell, who's Chief Operating Officer of the Civil War Trust.
The exhibit comprises 15 digital images taken with a Nikon D80 wide-angle zoom, with Photoshop 'glowing edges' and 'photocopy' filters providing the special effects....
2012_VA_Arlington_UnkX_12122522VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
KeyImgsShort Description
2017_06_24A1_Giordano375AFI -- "Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past" (w/Vince Giordano, Amber Edwards, and Rob Bamberger) and concert
VINCE GIORDANO: THERE'S A FUTURE IN THE PAST Special Features: Post-screening Q&A with Vince Giordano and filmmaker Amber Edwards, moderated by NPR's Rob Bamberger, plus live musical performance by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Vince Giordano is responsible for the period music in Todd Haynes' C... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_18I_Pageant_8Awards472017 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (8 of 9) -- Awards (Briana Kinsey)
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2017_06_18E_Pageant_4Swimsuit702017 Miss District of Columbia Pageant (4 of 9) -- Swimsuit (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_10A_Shulman62DC -- AFSA -- Holly Cowan Shulman ("How the Voice Has Changed")
Topic of the next monthly USC / PDC lunch forum: "How the Voice Has Changed: Looking Back at the Origins of the Voice of America" Our speaker will be historian Holly Cowan Shulman, author of The Voice of America: Propaganda and Democracy, 1941-1945, “The Voice of America, US Propaganda and the Holo... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_10D1_CWT_Awards182CWT Annual Conference (2017) in Chattanooga, TN -- Reception, Banquet, and Awards Ceremony (Partially reviewed)


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