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D.C. 1.20.09

post #1 of 12
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Some streets were empty.

Some were full.


Pennsylvania Avenue car free.

Pedicabs must have done ten times as much business in DC than any previous day.

Most of them came from other cities for this event.

Some of the Hummers looked a lot more beaten up than the ones that occupied our city in the weeks following 911.

An American family
.

Bike valet parking at 16th and K.

Valet parking at Jefferson Memorial.

A face in the crowd.

I got a cool spoke card.
Edited by telerod15 - 12/17/09 at 8:40pm
post #2 of 12
great TR!
post #3 of 12
So that was everyone else's TR. Just another day at home for you wasn't it?
Really good shots. I enjoyed them
post #4 of 12
Fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing!
post #5 of 12
Good report, Rod. How does history unfolding right before your eyes feel?
post #6 of 12
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Thanks. Yeah, I was working, but for much less than I would normally charge.

It was my pleasure to serve hot coffee and cold doughnuts and later box lunches to the volunteer bike valet workers. White House behind temporary viewing stand.

Many decided to forgo the valet experience. There were bikes parked everywhere!

Pedestrian bridge. Check out the Dutch bike.

Arlington National Cemetery across the river.

I think all concerned would be happier and safer if these bridges remained closed to motor vehicles.

Goodbye George.
post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
Good report, Rod. How does history unfolding right before your eyes feel?
Fun to be close to it, but if you watched on TV, it was before your eyes more than mine.
post #8 of 12
I remember from days past being in crowds that large on the Mall. There is something about being surrounded by so many people there for the same purpose. It was liberating and empowering, a profound sense that history was afoot and what you did could matter.

Inauguration Day, the cusp of democracy, the peaceful exchange of power, one more marker on who we are and how far we've come. What a trip it will be!
post #9 of 12
This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!
post #10 of 12
Yup, I enjoyed it too
post #11 of 12
Very cool stuff!
post #12 of 12
Thanks for postin'

The news I saw didn't really cover the bikes.

That's a nice POV.
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