Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Thinking about “The Migration Series” by Jacob Lawrence at the Phillips Collection

Friday, January 6th, 2017

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Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series” at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, January 5, 2017.

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The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, January 5, 2017 -- Discussing and thinking about Jacop Lawrence's "Migration Series"

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Nature and Protest in America

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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Washington DC, Glover-Archbold Park, Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:42 and 2:46 pm.

Washington, DC, Glover-Archbold Park, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 2:42 p,.

Washington, DC, Glover-Archbold Park, 11/11/2016, 4:26 pm.

New York City, Fifth Ave. at 30th St., Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm.

NYC, Fifth Ave. at 30th St., 11/12/2016 at 2:16 pm,.

NYC, Fifth Ave. at 30th St., 11/12/2016 at 2:16 pm,.

NYC, Fifth Ave. at 30th St., 11/12/2016 at 2:16 pm,.

 

What Man Says, What Nature Says

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

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Photos of Glover Park yesterday at dusk: a hand-printed sign guarding a shoveled-out parking space, and a sunset view from the edge of the park.

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Hand-printed warning sign, guarding parking space cleared of snow

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Sunset over Glover Park in Washington, DC, January 29, 2016 at 5:05 PM

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More examples of parking-space “dibs” signs, made by city folks in DC and Philadelphia as they dug their way out of the blizzard of 2016, can be found here.

Signal From a Galaxy Far Away? Or Merely “Oil Film Interference”? You Decide.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

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The time: December 22, 2015, 10:48 am. The setting: Intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and 18th Street NW, Washington, DC.

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Intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and 18th Street, NW, 12-22-2015, 10:48AM

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In the wake of a light rain shower, two spots of colorful efflorescence appear on the surface of the asphalt.

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Oil blooms on wet street

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Are these not astronomical images, the one suggesting a spiral galaxy and the other an eclipsed star?

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Oil stain on wet street

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Oil stain on wet street

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More about oil blooms on wet streets, here. The phenomenon–known in physics as oil film interference–is exhaustively explained here. Check out this brilliant Instagram shot of what looks like a furry jellyfish floating through space.

For a previous post of mine discussing another instance when mother nature displays her art on man’s concrete, click here.

Gray Day in Washington, DC

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

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Washington, DC, July 2, 2015, 2:06:45pm.

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Feminist Graffiti: “We Are In Charge”

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Stencil graffiti spotted at 17th & R Sts., NW, Washington DC, April 30, 2015, 5:51 PM.

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Note: In a search of Google Images I could find only one other example of this particular stencil graffiti, here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexiares/2449433511/. The uploader of that photo didn’t indicate its location.

Signs in the Neighborhood

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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Yesterday’s drifting snow in Glover Park turned a cautionary sign into really bad advice:

Cleaned up, the sign reveals its original intent (click on image to enlarge):

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For additional information about these safety signs, go to http://drivelikeyourkidslivehere.com/.

Several blocks to the south, in Georgetown, someone turned their mini-dumster into a four-sided plea:

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Osage Orange Tree Drops Its Fruit

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Along Parrott Ropewalk in Georgetown’s Montrose Park there is an old Osage Orange tree (maclura pomifera). Early this morning I stopped to spend a few minutes photographing its large yield of fruit.

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Glover Park in Washington, DC, October 24, 2014 at 6:20:46 PM.

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C’est le pigeon, Joseph

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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On a lunchtime walk today I saw a landscape crew placing fall mums in the sidewalk tree boxes. Arrested by the color, I raised my iPhone and shot several photos. Midway through the series I remember sensing a disruption to the scene. There was the sound of fluttering wings and then a sudden streak from left to right on the screen, gone in a flash. Only later while looking through all the photos did I see what the camera had caught.

The scene:

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The photobomber:

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