That’s Joan of Arc in the background, the only equestrian statue of a woman in Washington, DC.
I’ve been in Washington, DC long enough that I can produce my own then and now photographs.
This one is from the corner of 14th Street, Northwest, and T Street Northwest, essentially the epicenter of the riots that destroyed Washington, DC after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. With the exception of a few areas, much of 14th Street remained a place without much hope for almost 40 years. Continue reading→
The tradition of Photo Friday is to feature photos from Washington, DC, this week I’m allowing a California photo. It’s from the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park, in the shadow of downtown Oakland. I discovered it on a virtual walking meeting, even though it was unveiled close to 4 years ago. Score another point for … Continue reading Photo Friday: Remember Them, Champions for Humanity, Oakland, CA USA
Cathy Lanier was in this blog in 2008 (camera wasn’t as good though -> Photo: DC Police Supporting Their Community | Ted Eytan, MD). Leaders posing with their constituencies is a cool byproduct of the selfie (Photo Friday: Equality Selfie, with Washington, DC Mayor Vince Gray | Ted Eytan, MD) & I like taking photos … Continue reading Photo Friday: Leadership Selfie, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, DC USA
I believe I took some pretty cool photos using Google Glass (click here to see a gallery). When I first joined the explorer program, I wanted to find the most symbolic place to take a picture, and be the first person in the world to do it. I think I succeeded, on the 50th anniversary … Continue reading Photo Friday: Goodbye Google Glass #Throughglass
View Then and Now 9th and U 50024 on Flickr.com Composite photo: 1968 – and November 29, 2014. From the documents and photos of that era, it seems it wasn’t recognized that this would set the city back at least 40 years. Maybe good to recognize the lasting effects of conflict today and work to … Continue reading Photo Friday: Then and Now, Washington, DC 1968-2014
Washington, DC is such a special place. It’s really a city still in evolution, the only capital city in the world whose residents do not have a vote in national government, as I learned today. It also has huge health and economic disparities (see this post), so going to an inauguration in 2015 is historic … Continue reading Photo Friday: Inauguration, Washington, DC USA