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2010_CA_Del_Coronado35CA -- Coronado -- Hotel Del Coronado
2009_CA_GriffithO147CA -- Los Angeles -- Griffith Observatory
The little string and ball were illustrating the progress of Apollo 11 which had happened 40 years ago.
The interview was done by local channel 35 with the director (?) of the observatory. I was also interviewed for the piece.
2010_CA_GriffithO105CA -- Los Angeles -- Griffith Observatory
I come here most years but I'd never actually gotten inside the observatory room. I thought you were always restricted to the viewing booth. Rather cool!
2009_CA_GriffithV18CA -- Los Angeles -- Griffith Park -- Views from...
2010_CA_GriffithV22CA -- Los Angeles -- Griffith Park -- Views from...
2004_CA_Mulholland27CA -- Los Angeles -- Mulholland Drive
Two visits, once in daylight and once at night.
2009_CA_SD_InspirationV3CA -- San Diego -- Inspiration Point -- Views from...
2000_CA_San_Fran21CA -- San Francisco
San Francisco wasn't exactly cheap. I passed a Travel Lodge motel which advertised "special walk-in rates" of just $119. (I never paid more than $59 for a room on this trip; one of the advantages of going late in the season.) I paid over $20 just in parking. Having said that, it's still something you...
2004_CA_Coit_Tower21CA -- San Francisco -- Coit Tower
2004_CA_Coit_Vistas23CA -- San Francisco -- Coit Tower -- Views from...
2009_Can_NiagaraFW12Canada -- Ontario -- Niagara Falls -- Fireworks
1998_CAN_Ottawa85Canada -- Ontario -- Ottawa
1998_CAN_Ottawa_Parliament105Canada -- Ontario -- Ottawa -- Parliament
1999_DC_4th_Concert_9907043DC -- 4th of July Concert @ U.S. Capitol (1999)
2005_DC_4th_Concert_05070461DC -- 4th of July Concert @ U.S. Capitol (2005)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of A Capitol Fourth – a national Independence Day celebration where award-winning performers come together to pay tribute to the country they love for the enjoyment of millions of Americans.

THE PERFORMERS: ...
2006_DC_911DC7DC -- 9/11 illumination at Pentagon from East Potomac Park
One day before the five year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon sponsored the National "Freedom Walk." It started on the National Mall and finished at the Pentagon. Afterward, there was an illumination ceremony which featured 184 beams of light to commemorate each life lost in the attack on...
2005_DC_Bank_View16DC -- Bank of America Building @ 15th and G -- Views from...
2011_DC_Basilica_Out26DC -- Basilica of the Natl Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- Outside views
Mostly exterior shots but also including a couple who needed their photo by an icon.
2005_DC_Law_BlueM_05051018DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2005)
Once a year, there's a National Police Week which honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. To kick it off is a "blue mass" at the nearby St Patrick's Cathedral. I happened on the event this year, which was the 11th annual one. Present was Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
2010_DC_Law_BlueM_100504143DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2010)
All parishioners and friends of St. Patrick's Catholic Church are cordially invited to join hundreds of first responders from around the country at St. Patrick's 16th Annual Blue Mass. Held each year at the beginning of National Police Week, we pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember...
1998_DC_Law_Candlelight_98051312DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (1998)
2005_DC_Law_Candlelight_05051366DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2005)
17th Annual Candlelight Vigil: National Police Week 2005. There was a program which featured comments by Craig Floyd (the chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and others. After that, a reading of the names newly engraved on the Memorial...
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightC_07051360DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Ceremony
I was wayyyy back during the actual ceremony so don't expect those pictures to be great but the candlelight part went well as did the pictures afterward. You'll see some decent pictures of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Craig Floyd, Chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial...
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightP_07051391DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Pre-ceremony events
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightR_07051390DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Related images
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
2009_DC_Law_CandlelightC_09051392DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Ceremony
Program of the Evening:
- Opening Musical Tribute: Phoenix Police Department Honor Chorus
- Presentation of the Colors: United States Park Police
- National Anthem: Performed by Lieutenant Randy Sutton, Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Department
- Invocation: Officer Steven V. Hillman,...
2009_DC_Law_CandlelightR_09051372DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Related images
2012_DC_Law_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.
2013_DC_Law_Candlelight_13051234DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2013) -- Preparation for ceremony
2008_DC_CapHill7DC -- Capitol Hill neighborhood
2005_DC_Portal7DC -- Colonial Village -- Bishop's House (1640 Portal Dr NW) -- Christmas Lights
2012_DC_Portal34DC -- Colonial Village -- Bishop's House (1640 Portal Dr NW) -- Christmas Lights
2002_DC_Treasury12DC -- Dept of Treasury building
2009_DC_SIPG_Bldg50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the portrait gallery's recent acquisitions section which is being repainted.
2007_DC_Cato4DC -- Downtown -- Cato Institute Building (1000 Mass Ave NW)
2011_DC_Stead31DC -- Dupont Circle -- Stead Playground
2006_DC_EPPV2DC -- East Potomac Park -- Views of the Potomac River
2002_DC_Red_Cross2DC -- Foggy Bottom -- American Red Cross Natl Headquarters
2009_DC_Fords64DC -- Ford's Theatre NHS (Theatre, Lobby)
2000_DC_FDR25DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2002_DC_FDR83DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
2005_DC_FDR53DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Several visits here, mostly during cherry blossom time: ...
2002_DC_Mason5DC -- George Mason Memorial
2005_DC_Mason3DC -- George Mason Memorial (at night)
2008_DC_Old_Stone16DC -- Georgetown -- Old Stone House (part of Rock Creek Park)
2002_DC_Hains27DC -- Hains Point (incl "The Awakening" until 2007)
2009_DC_SIHIR122DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)
2007_DC_Kennedy_Center10DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2009_DC_Kennedy_Center1DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Taken from across the water by the House of Sweden building.
2005_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw5DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2007_DC_Kennedy_CenterVw13DC -- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- Views from...
2007_DC_JPJ14DC -- John Paul Jones Memorial
2010_DC_Keck6DC -- Keck Center of the National Academies
1998_DC_Korean_War10DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
2002_DC_Korean_War81DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
2004_DC_Korean_War13DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
2013_DC_Korean_War42DC -- Korean War Veterans Memorial
A nighttime visit.
2008_DC_Lincoln_Cottage42DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)
2018_DC_Lincoln_Cottage26DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)
2018_DC_HVA_ModelT55DC -- Mall -- Historic Vehicle Association display -- Fifteen-Millionth Ford
April 3 – 9: 1927 Ford Model T - Fifteen-Millionth Ford
The impact of the Ford Model T on American history is undisputed. This touring car, with hand stamped VIN 15000000, marked the end of “Tin Lizzy’s” almost 19-year production run that totaled over 15 million Fords. On May 26, 1927, Edsel and Henry...
2010_DC_Evening_Parade95DC -- Marine Barracks -- Evening Parade
2011_DC_MLK_Mem103DC -- Martin Luther King Jr. Natl Memorial
Pictures taken before it opened, the first day it was open to the public, and a nighttime visit.
1997_DC_Mem_Day_9705309DC -- Memorial Day Concert (1997) (dress rehearsal)
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...
1998_DC_Einstein3DC -- National Academy of Sciences Bldg -- Albert Einstein Memorial
2002_DC_Einstein11DC -- National Academy of Sciences Bldg -- Albert Einstein Memorial
2013_DC_Einstein14DC -- National Academy of Sciences Bldg -- Albert Einstein Memorial
A nighttime visit.
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.
2010_DC_Building13DC -- Natl Building Museum
2001_DC_Jap_Amer53DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument
Two visits: ...
2002_DC_Jap_Amer32DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument
2006_DC_Jap_Amer2DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument
2003_DC_Law3DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2005_DC_Law14DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
A couple of visits. ...
2008_DC_Law8DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2009_DC_Law55DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Including engraving the new names for the year.
2002_DC_Mall23DC -- Natl Mall area
2004_DC_Mall11DC -- Natl Mall area
Many of these are taken at dusk or sunset. Also here is the Mall in preparation of the World War II event.
2008_DC_Mall11DC -- Natl Mall area
2010_DC_NMWA_NYASP58DC -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project -- Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle 
Apr 28 - Nov 7, 2010 & Mar 26 - Oct 30, 2011
Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculptures on view showcased the ancient art form of mosaic in a new, exciting way. Combining dynamic color and form, de Saint Phalle created vibrant, lively figures, which are partly inspired by the famous...
2008_DC_12001stV68DC -- NoMa -- 1200 1st Street, NE (scene of Artomatic) -- Views from...
2008_DC_NCap3DC -- North Capitol area
2005_DC_Old_PostV65DC -- Old Post Office -- Views from tower
2009_DC_Verizon49DC -- Penn Qtr -- Verizon Center
Including lights and a commemorative banner for the recently deceased Abe Pollin.
2006_DC_Willard21DC -- Penn Qtr -- Willard InterContinental Washington (1401 Penn Ave NW)
2006_DC_Penn6DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area
2007_DC_Penn8DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area
2002_DC_RRB5DC -- Ronald Reagan Building (Exterior Images)
2002_DC_Sherman18DC -- Sherman Memorial
2010_DC_Yards75DC -- Southeast -- The Yards (and surrounding area)
2004_DC_Supreme_Ct4DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Exterior
2008_DC_Supreme_Ct49DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Exterior
2015_DC_Taft_Br8DC -- Taft Bridge
2002_DC_Jeff_Mem52DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
2007_DC_Jeff_Mem10DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
1999_DC_Tidal17DC -- Tidal Basin
Several visits: ...
2000_DC_Tidal12DC -- Tidal Basin
Nighttime shots includes some pictures of the Washington Monument as scaffolding is removed.
2002_DC_Tidal30DC -- Tidal Basin
Two nighttime trips to the Tidal Basin.
2008_DC_AACW14DC -- U Street -- African-American Civil War Memorial
2006_DC_Botanic39DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden
2005_DC_Parks_05103024DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for Rosa Parks
The line to get in was about 5 hours.
1997_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (1997)
Tree: Black Hills Spruce from Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
2001_DC_CapitolX6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2001)
2001 -- White Spruce -- 72 feet (22 m) -- Ottawa National Forest -- Michigan -- Known as "The Tree of Hope," the tree was lit by Dennis Hastert at 5 pm on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn of the Capitol. The tree was hand picked by Architect of the Capitol landscape architect Matthew...
2002_DC_CapitolX16DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2002)
2002 -- Douglas Fir -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Umpqua National Forest -- Oregon -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 12 in a ceremony including performances by the United States Navy Band, the Umpqua Singers from Umpqua Community College, and the Congressional Chorus. Decorated with 6,000...
2003_DC_CapitolX15DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2003)
2003 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Boise National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn including performances by the United States Army Band, the Snake River High School Chamber Choir from Blackfoot, Idaho, and the...
2005_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2005)
2005 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 65 feet (20 m) -- Santa Fe National Forest -- New Mexico -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert, assisted by eight-year-old Steven Castillo from Santa Fe, at 5 pm on December 8 in a ceremony including music performed by the United States Marine Band. Felled in early November,...
2006_DC_CapitolX17DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2006)
2006 -- Pacific Silver Fir -- 65 feet (20 m) -- Olympic National Forest -- Washington -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert, assisted by eight-year-old Micah Joe from Bremerton, at 5 pm on December 6. Felled in early November, the tree arrived at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol on November 27. 3,000...
2007_DC_CapitolX6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2007)
2007 -- Balsam Fir -- 55 feet (17 m) -- Green Mountain National Forest -- Vermont -- A 55-foot fir, the tree was decorated exclusively with LEDs and some 4,500 ornaments crafted and donated by the people of Vermont reflecting the theme Bringing an Old Fashioned Holiday to the Nation.”[9]
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...
2009_DC_CapitolX57DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2009)
2009 -- Blue Spruce -- 85 feet (26 m) -- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests -- Arizona -- Joined by Kaitlyn Ferencik, from Canyon Ridge Elementary School in Surprise, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi lit the tree in a ceremony on December 8. The tree was felled in early November, and delivered to Washington on...
2010_DC_CapitolX44DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2010)
2010 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 67 feet (20 m) -- Bridger-Teton National Forest -- Wyoming -- Lit by Nancy Pelosi on December 7. Decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments, showcasing the tree's theme "Wyoming: Forever West," made by people from across Wyoming. The entire tree was decorated using strands...
2011_DC_CapitolX119DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2011)
2011 -- Sierra White Fir -- 63 feet (19 m) -- Stanislaus National Forest -- California -- Lit by John Boehner on December 6. Decorated with approximately 3,000 ornaments, showcasing the tree's theme "California Shines," made by people from across California. The entire tree was decorated using strands...
2012_DC_CapitolX10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2012)
2012 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 73 feet (22 m) -- White River National Forest -- Colorado -- The 2012 theme 'Celebrating Our Great Outdoors' will be highlighted in the decoration of the tree. It is expected to be lit by Speaker John Boehner during a ceremony in early December.
2013_DC_CapitolX26DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2013)
2013 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 88 feet (27 m) -- Colville National Forest -- Washington -- Second-tallest tree ever used at the Capitol; theme is "Sharing Washington's Good Nature"; lit 5 pm Tues., Dec. 3; decorated with 5,000 handmade children's ornaments; passed through TX, AR, TN, VA, PA, & MD.
2015_DC_CapitolX42DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2015)
2015 -- Lutz Spruce -- 74 feet (23 m) -- Chugach National Forest -- Alaska -- The first Capitol Christmas Tree from Alaska.
2016_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2016)
2016 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 84 feet (26 m) -- Payette National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree will be lit at a public ceremony on Dec. 6. Thousands of LED lights and 6,000 ornaments made by children in Idaho will hang on the tree. The ornaments represent things relevant to Idaho, including salmon and pine...
2017_DC_CapitolX_201642DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2016)
Last week for the 2016 tree.
2016 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 84 feet (26 m) -- Payette National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree will be lit at a public ceremony on Dec. 6. Thousands of LED lights and 6,000 ornaments made by children in Idaho will hang on the tree. The ornaments represent things relevant to...
2017_DC_CapitolX64DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2017)
2017 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 79 feet (24 m) -- Kootenai National Forest -- Montana
2019_DC_CapitolX57DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2019)
2020_DC_CapitolX18DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2020)
1998_DC_Capitol8DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
2000_DC_Capitol13DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
2002_DC_Capitol41DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
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 so...
2004_DC_Capitol9DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
2006_DC_Capitol18DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior)
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.
2018_DC_CapitolX55DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior) -- Christmas Tree (2018)
2018 -- Noble Fir -- 82 feet (25 m) -- Willamette National Forest -- Oregon
The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or "The People’s Tree," began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. This tree lived...
2008_DC_Holocaust4DC -- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
2006_DC_Naval_Memorial10DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial
1998_DC_Viet_Wall31DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
2002_DC_Viet_Wall118DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1998_DC_Wash_Mon4DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
2002_DC_Wash_Mon60DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
2003_DC_Wash_Mon58DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
2004_DC_Wash_Mon23DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
2007_DC_Wash_Mon16DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
2013_DC_Wash_Mon84DC -- Washington Monument -- Exterior
The scaffolding goes up again.
2008_DC_NCath_Illum_080509102DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Illumination
"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...
2002_DC_White_House24DC -- White House
2008_DC_White_House6DC -- White House
1981_DC_WHouse_Tree4DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (1981)
1999_DC_WHouse_Tree12DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (1999)
2002_DC_WHouse_Tree50DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2002)
2003_DC_WHouse_Tree14DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2003)
2004_DC_WHouse_Tree7DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2004)
2005_DC_WHouse_Tree15DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2005)
2006_DC_WHouse_Tree32DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2006)
2007_DC_WHouse_Tree24DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2007)
2008_DC_WHouse_Tree47DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2008)
2009_DC_WHouse_Tree66DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2009)
Including the tree on the Ellipse taken near dusk after the snowfall.
2018_DC_WHouse_Tree46DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2018)
This was during the Christmas government shutdown. The tree is part of the National Park Service which didn't have funding. A big donor agreed to fund the Christmas lights and trains but not trash pick-up.
2021_01_09F5_WHouse_Tree6DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2020)
2004_DC_WWII236DC -- World War II Memorial
Quite a few visits.
The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004. On May 29, there was a dedication ceremony (which is covered separately).
While I was there on October 18, I ran into William “Barry” Owenby and had a chat with him. He is the project executive for the American Battle Monuments...
2005_DC_WWII35DC -- World War II Memorial
Including after first snowfall.
2007_DC_WWII67DC -- World War II Memorial
2013_DC_WWII163DC -- World War II Memorial
More photos at dusk. The day turned out to be the anniversary of the end of World War II.
2002_DC_WWII3DC -- World War II Memorial -- Under construction
Under construction.
2010_DC_Fireworks_1005076Fireowrks -- After baseball game from Marine Barracks
1981_DC_4th_Fireworks_8107042Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (1981)
1982_DC_4th_Fireworks_82070415Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (1982)
The musical entertainment this year was by the Grass Roots. The Beach Boys had been the performers in 1980 and 1981. The following year, Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, banned rock bands from performing on the Mall. As reported n the Washington Post, Watt had said in an interview he...
1999_DC_4th_Fireworks_9907044Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (1999) from the Capital
2003_DC_4th_Fireworks_03070427Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2003) from the Washington Monument
They were wonderful this year! You could feel the air pressure change with the major explosions. After awhile, you realized you were being hit with debris from them.
2005_DC_4th_Fireworks_05070417Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2005) from the Lincoln Memorial
2006_DC_4th_Fireworks_06070440Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2006) from the Washington Monument
2009_DC_Lincoln_4th34Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2009) -- Waiting for the fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial
2009_DC_4th_Fireworks_09070451Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2009) from the Lincoln Memorial
2010_DC_4th_Fireworks_10070449Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2010) from the Lincoln Memorial
2013_DC_4th_Fireworks_13070487Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2013) from the Lincoln Memorial
2014_DC_4th_Fireworks_140704129Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2014) from the Lincoln Memorial
2002_MD_Fireworks4Fireworks -- Frederick, MD Christmas fireworks
This was a surprise! I popped up to Frederick to look for pre-Christmas sales at the Costco there and as I'm about ready to pull into the parking lot, I hear explosions going off next to me. Frederick was having their annual Christmas fireworks display. I parked quickly and whipped out the...
2017_FL_Fireworks_Pensacola7Fireworks -- Pensacola
The fireworks celebrated the Original Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival.
2016_MD_UMd_Fireworks_16070575Fireworks -- University of Maryland
1997_FL_WDW_Fireworks12Fireworks -- Walt Disney World
2003_FL_WDW_Fireworks25Fireworks -- Walt Disney World
Various items here: ...
2005_FL_WDW_Fireworks2Fireworks -- Walt Disney World
2005_FL_Jacksonville9FL -- Jacksonville -- Skyline at night
2003_FL_EPCOT17FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's EPCOT
(030125B) Disney's Epcot Center (Future World and World Showcase): I remember watching "Uncle Walt" pitching this theme park on the television show. The park was called "Epcot", an acronym for "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow". (You don't see them pushing it as an acronym anymore.) It...
2004_FL_EPCOT22FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's EPCOT
2003_FL_Magic51FL -- Lake Buena Vista -- Disney's Magic Kingdom
Two items here: ...
2006_FL_SeaWorldFL42FL -- Orlando -- Seaworld Orlando -- Lotusphere 2006 reception
2005_FL_UniversalI25FL -- Orlando -- Universal Orlando Resort -- Islands of Adventure -- Lotusphere 2005 reception
For the conference, Lotus rents out a theme park for the night and gives attendees free access (and food) for a couple of hours. This year, it was Universal's Islands of Adventure. The food was horrible but The Incredible Hulk ride was a kick!
2004_FL_UniversalS11FL -- Orlando -- Universal Orlando Resort -- Universal Studios -- Lotusphere 2004 reception
2004_FL_WDW_Hotel32FL -- Walt Disney World resort properties
Properties photographed here include: Pop Culture Resort, the Swan, the Dolphin, and All-Star Sports.
2005_FL_WDW_Hotel54FL -- Walt Disney World resort properties
2006_FL_WDW_Hotel88FL -- Walt Disney World resort properties
2003_VA_Flight3Flights (Various) 2003
Various flights: ...
2008_DC_FotoAH49FotoWeek DC -- Images on American History Museum
2008_DC_FotoAI13FotoWeek DC -- Images on Natl Museum of the American Indian
2008_DC_FotoHM39FotoWeek DC -- Images on US Holocaust Memorial Museum
1998_GA_Atlanta_Grant_ParkV6GA -- Atlanta -- Grant Park -- Views from...
1998_GA_Atlanta_Cap20GA -- Atlanta -- State Capitol
2011_GA_Savannah_Historic258GA -- Savannah -- Historic District
I wandered through the city taking pictures over a four-day period. Often, the pictures were of the same places with but some were taken in the sun, others in the shade, and others at night. I'll consolidate them later.
2011_GA_Savannah_River104GA -- Savannah -- River Street area
I wandered through the city taking pictures over a four-day period. I made it to the river three times.
2011_GA_Savannah_Squares137GA -- Savannah -- Squares
The squares within Savannah are certainly the most fun to photograph. Whether it's a statue or an area where Forrest Gump was photographed waiting on his park bench (which I'm told is now in a museum and is now a tulip bed) or just trees and flowers, all of the squares have their own beauty. I...
1998_GA_ViningsV2GA -- Vinings -- View of Atlanta
2004_HI_Honolulu_Main14HI -- Honolulu -- From street level
2004_HI_Honolulu_Vistas11HI -- Honolulu -- Vistas
Various happenings here: ...
2004_HI_Honolulu_Night6HI -- Nighttime vistas from Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside
2004_HI_Turtle_Bay13HI -- Turtle Bay Resort
2005_IL_Tribune28IL -- Chicago -- Chicago Tribune Tower
2005_IL_HancockV17IL -- Chicago -- John Hancock Center -- Views from...
2005_IL_Chicago141IL -- Chicago -- Miscellaneous sites
2005_IL_Navy_Pier13IL -- Chicago -- Navy Pier
2008_IL_ESt_Louis8IL -- East St. Louis
2009_IL_Springfield103IL -- Springfield
2009_IL_Springfield_OCap86IL -- Springfield -- Old State Capitol
2009_IL_Springfield_Cap55IL -- Springfield -- State Capitol
2012_IN_Indianapolis_Canal159IN -- Indianapolis -- Canal Walk
2012_IN_CMOHM38IN -- Indianapolis -- Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
2018_XX_ISS4International Space Station flyover
2020_XX_ISS6International Space Station flyover
Wrong camera. Should have used the Fuji.
2021_01_04_ISS4International Space Station flyover
2021_01_18_ISS2International Space Station flyover
2008_KY_Frankfort_Cap18KY -- Frankfort -- State Capitol
Some late night shots. I never got a chance to visit the town during daylight.
2010_KY_Fayette_DC15KY -- Lexington -- Fayette District Court
1998_LA_New_Orleans15LA -- New Orleans
1998_LA_New_OrleansV51LA -- New Orleans -- Views from on high
2001_MD_Antietam_Illumin_01120218MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Event: Illumination
2006_MD_Antietam_Illumin_06120223MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Event: Illumination
2007_MD_Antietam_Illumin_07120123MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Event: Illumination
2009_MD_Antietam_Illumin_09120529MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Event: Illumination
One candle for each of 23,000 casualties during the battle. Unfortunately, we had our first snow that evening and a fair number of candles had been extinguished by the rain, wind, or snow so the effect wasn't quite what I hoped for. It was certainly cold though!
2012_MD_Antietam_Illumin_12120126MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Event: Illumination
2012_MD_Antietam_IlluminC_12120187MD -- Antietam Natl Battlefield -- Event: Illumination Ceremony
The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862. Every year we gather to honor each of the 23,110 soldiers killed, wounded, or captured during the battle. Each light represents one who came here and offered his life to determine the kind of nation we would inherit. To the volunteers who make the...
2011_MD_Baltimore5MD -- Baltimore
1998_MD_Fed_Hill35MD -- Baltimore -- Federal Hill incl views from
2013_MD_Hopkins_Plaza34MD -- Baltimore -- Hopkins Plaza
1998_MD_Harbor24MD -- Baltimore -- Inner Harbor
2011_MD_Harbor29MD -- Baltimore -- Inner Harbor
2015_MD_Harbor3MD -- Baltimore -- Inner Harbor
The harbor on New Years
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_11123146MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Except fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_11123171MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
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
2014_MD_Baltimore_NYE_1412316MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2014/2015) -- Except Fireworks
2014_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_14123178MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2014/2015) -- Fireworks
2015_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_151231147MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2015/2016) -- Fireworks
2016_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_16123184MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2016/2017) -- Fireworks
2019_MD_Baltimore_NYE_19123177MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2019/2020) -- Fireworks
1998_MD_Seminary8MD -- Forest Glen Seminary
1999_MD_Mormon4MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple
2002_MD_Mormon5MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple
2006_MD_Mormon16MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple
1995_MD_Mormon_Lights2MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
1997_MD_Mormon_Lights5MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
1999_MD_Mormon_Lights9MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2002_MD_Mormon_Lights12MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
Every year, the grounds of the public visitors center at the Mormon Temple gets decorated up for Christmas. A million lights, re-enactments in a manger, lots of friendly smiling faces. It's very pretty. Unfortunately, of course, they consider it to be a good time to convert the heathens. So this...
2005_MD_Mormon_Lights25MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2006_MD_Mormon_Lights17MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2008_MD_Mormon_Lights39MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2010_MD_Mormon_Lights358MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
Two visits (Jan2010 and Dec2010).
2011_MD_Mormon_Lights103MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple at Christmas
2005_MD_Mormon1MD -- Kensington -- Mormon Temple from a Beltway overpass
2008_MD_Natl_HarborX160MD -- National Harbor -- Exteriors
2008_MD_Natl_HarborA83MD -- National Harbor -- Public Art
2006_MD_SS_Discovery9MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters (incl "Chompie" for Shark Week)
Featuring shots of the shark on the Discovery Headquarters building in preparation for "shark week" on their network.

From http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/item/shark-week

Shark Week
Silver Spring's going to need a bigger boat!

From July 17 to August 4 downtown Silver Spring will be...
2005_MD_SS_Jazz_05091012MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2005 @ Veterans Plaza
The Silver Spring Jazz Festival was put on by Montgomery County, Maryland is combination with a variety of sponsors. This year, it aided the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. Speakers included Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (who I didn't get any good photos of), Murray...
2016_MD_SS_Jazz_16091030MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2016 @ Veterans Plaza (w/David Sanborn)
The 13th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Featuring David Sanborn and the Sanborn Electric Band
2007_MD_Mrs_Ks9MD -- Silver Spring -- Mrs. K's (exterior only)
Night lights. I didn't realize they were actually closed on Christmas but it was nice to take some pictures without cars in the parking lot. In previous years, they used to go overboard with Christmas decorations -- cut-out sleighs and such were placed on the roof -- but this year they toned it down...
2001_ME_Augusta_Cap2ME -- Augusta -- State Capitol
1998_MI_Lansing_Cap32MI -- Lansing -- State Capitol
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_St_Louis41MO -- St. Louis
2008_MO_Civil_Courts27MO -- St. Louis -- Civil Courts Bldg
2008_MO_Forest_Park12MO -- St. Louis -- Forest Park
2008_MO_Arch58MO -- St. Louis -- Gateway Arch
2008_MO_MHM52MO -- St. Louis -- Missouri History Museum
2008_MO_Old_Cath29MO -- St. Louis -- Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Louis, King of France)
2008_MO_Old_Courthouse19MO -- St. Louis -- Old Courthouse
2008_MO_SLAM34MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Building
2018_MO_SLAM46MO -- St. Louis -- St. Louis Art Museum -- Building
2007_NC_Raleigh11NC -- Raleigh -- Miscellaneous
2001_NC_Raleigh_Cap11NC -- Raleigh -- State Capitol
2007_NC_Raleigh_Cap51NC -- Raleigh -- State Capitol -- Exterior shots
2008_DC_FotoNw22Newseum & FotoWeek DC -- Images on Newseum
2011_NJ_Liberty_StPkV9NJ -- Jersey City -- Liberty State Park -- Views from...
2009_NJ_Liberty_StPkVPM35NJ -- Jersey City -- Liberty State Park -- Views from... (Evening)
2010_NV_Hoover113NV -- Lake Mead NRA -- Hoover Dam (Exterior)
Including some night shots.
2011_NV_Hoover16NV -- Lake Mead NRA -- Hoover Dam (Exterior)
I drove across the newly-opened bridge but you can't see anything from up there unless you're in a tall vehicle, which they issue high wind warnings for anyway. So I went back to the dam again and took some nighttime photos from there.
2010_NV_Las_Vegas5NV -- Las Vegas
2010_NV_LV_Aria90NV -- Las Vegas -- Aria
2010_NV_LV_AriaVw4NV -- Las Vegas -- Aria -- Views from...
2011_NV_LV_AriaVw10NV -- Las Vegas -- Aria -- Views from...
2000_NV_LV_BellagioS6NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2003_NV_LV_BellagioS6NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2009_NV_LV_BellagioS34NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2011_NV_LV_BellagioS9NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2012_NV_LV_BellagioS19NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2013_NV_LV_BellagioS36NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio -- Water show
2003_NV_LV_Strat54NV -- Las Vegas -- Stratosphere -- Views from...
All of the quoted text are from the direction signs in the Stratosphere Tower (which I photographed and also include here).
2010_NV_LV_Sign19NV -- Las Vegas -- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
2002_NY_Emp_State_Plaza17NY -- Albany -- Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza at night
I was coming back from Utica and Rome and decided, what the heck, it's a nice night. Let me see how well my digital camera takes nighttime pictures. I didn't bother with a tripod or anything. I just parked the car (after getting lost), strode up to the plaza, and started taking pictures. This was really...
2003_NY_Rock_Center34NY -- NYC -- Rockefeller Center
The art things around the center were a temporary exhibit by Takashi Murakami. The brochure describes him this way:

... The artist... has created an ever-expanding kaleidoscope matrix of happy flowers, fanged mushrooms, winking eyeballs, and mutant cartoon characters that are at once sweet and...
2008_NY_NYC_St_Patricks102NY -- NYC -- St. Patrick's Cathedral (Fifth Avenue)
080603: I didn't get in the building this year since it was late at night. Check other pages for pictures of the inside. Notice however the scaffolding. There were a number of churches under scaffolding while I was there.
080606: I asked one of the attendant's where the bathroom was. She smiled and...
2003_NY_Times_Square19NY -- NYC -- Times Square
2007_OH_Columbus45OH -- Columbus
2012_OH_Columbus39OH -- Columbus
2007_OH_Columbus_CC11OH -- Columbus -- Convention Center
2007_OH_Columbus_Cap60OH -- Columbus -- State Capitol
2012_OH_Columbus_Cap51OH -- Columbus -- State Capitol
2000_OK_OKCity_Cap12OK -- Oklahoma City -- State Capitol
2000_OK_OKCity_Memorial40OK -- Oklahoma City Natl Memorial
2007_PA_Independence4PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Independence Square (exteriors)
2007_PA_Bell2PA -- Philadelphia -- Independence NHP -- Liberty Bell
2007_PA_Inclines17PA -- Pittsburgh -- Duquesne and Monongahela inclines
2007_PA_Mt_Washington14PA -- Pittsburgh -- Mt Washington
2007_PA_Mt_WashingtonV71PA -- Pittsburgh -- Mt Washington -- Views from...
2007_PA_St_Mary_Mount38PA -- Pittsburgh -- St Mary of the Mount Parish (Mt Washington)
1998_SC_Charleston_Harbor3SC -- Charleston -- Harbor and coastal views
2007_SC_Columbia_Cap81SC -- Columbia -- State Capitol
2007_SC_Columbia_AAHM42SC -- Columbia -- State Capitol -- African American History Monument
2004_SC_Harbour_Town20SC -- Hilton Head -- Harbour Town and sunset cruise
2007_SC_SOB19SC -- South of the Border
In previous year, whenever I drove south on I-95, I'd start seeing billboards for South of the Border pretty much as soon as I passed into North Carolina. Hundreds of miles of Pedro and company. Not this year. I don't know if they were having financial problems or what but there just weren't too many...
2000_SD_Mt_Rushmore28SD -- Mt. Rushmore Natl Memorial
2012_MD_Sail_Fireworks_12061620Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Fireworks
1997_TN_Chat_Lookout30TN -- Chattanooga Natl Military Park -- Lookout Mountain
2017_TN_Knoxville_WFP66TN -- Knoxville -- World's Fair Park (incl Sunsphere)
2004_TN_Nashville31TN -- Nashville -- Miscellaneous
Pictures include a view of the city as the storm comes rolling in.
2007_TN_Nashville1TN -- Nashville -- Miscellaneous
1998_TN_Nashville_Cap13TN -- Nashville -- State Capitol
2004_TN_Nashville_Cap33TN -- Nashville -- State Capitol
2007_TN_Nashville_Cap119TN -- Nashville -- State Capitol
1998_VA_Appomattox14VA -- Appomattox Court House NHP
1998_VA_Iwo_Jima43VA -- Arlington -- Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)
2002_VA_Iwo_Jima25VA -- Arlington -- Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)
It was after Christmas. I had been downtown filming most of the night, using my handy tripod. I figured I should catch Iwo Jima at night as well. I pulled in about 12:15am, only to find that you weren't allowed to park after midnight. Quickly, I ran around the monument taking pictures and left...
2005_VA_Iwo_Jima31VA -- Arlington -- Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)
2007_VA_Iwo_Jima18VA -- Arlington -- Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)
2007_VA_AFM56VA -- Arlington -- National Air Force Memorial
2009_VA_AFM12VA -- Arlington -- National Air Force Memorial
2007_VA_AFMV30VA -- Arlington -- National Air Force Memorial -- Views from...
Moonrise
2009_VA_Arlington_Lee73VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Robert E. Lee Memorial
It had been awhile since I'd been up to the Lee house at Arlington. They've been doing extensive renovation work on it.
2009_VA_Arlington_Brown_09101041VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Robert E. Lee Memorial -- Brown, Lee and the Coming of the Civil War
Special Evening Program: “John Brown, Robert E. Lee and the Coming of the Civil War.”
Author Fergus Bordewich will lecture on John Brown’s Raid. Radical Abolitionism and its influence on the politics and culture of the country will be explored through a series of talks, tours and exhibits. Also present...
1998_VA_Salem_Church6VA -- Chancellorsville Natl Battlefield -- Salem Church
2008_VA_ManassasJ20VA -- Manassas Junction
1998_VA_DCA3VA -- National Airport (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) (DCA)
2006_VA_New_Kent11VA -- New Kent -- County Courthouse
1999_VA_Monument13VA -- Richmond -- Monument Blvd
1999_VA_Richmond_Cap17VA -- Richmond -- State Capitol Complex
They had the Christmas tree on display on the porch of the capitol.
2008_VA_Roanoke33VA -- Roanoke
2008_VA_Taubman10VA -- Roanoke -- Taubman Museum of Art
I got to Roanoke on a Sunday night and the museum was closed on Monday so these are exterior shots only.
2008_VA_Roanoke_Star61VA -- Roanoke Star (and Vistas), aka Mill Mountain Star
2000_WA_Olympia_Cap22WA -- Olympia -- State Capitol
Scenes here from two times: (000902) Nighttime visit and (000903) Daytime visit.
2000_WA_Seattle1WA -- Seattle
All that I had time to see was the Space Needle.
2008_WV_Charleston9WV -- Charleston
2008_WV_Fireworks8WV -- Charleston -- Fireworks for car show
2008_WV_Charleston_Cap79WV -- Charleston -- State Capitol -- Exterior


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