Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
Friday, July 1st, 2005
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
Seems to be on the rise. Here, a group is organizing protests around the country on July 4th of the Supreme Court’s decision on Eminent Domain: JulyFourthProtest.com, including protests in New London Connecticut, Portland Oregon, Los Angeles California, and Washington D.C.
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
I never put up this photo from Glover Park Day. Not the best photo, but the event was a lot of fun, I even tried Margarita’s food at the food court, which has inspired me to go to the restaurant on Wisconsin Ave.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
Tuesday, April 26th, 2005
Rally today sponsored by Americans United to Protect Social Security. Click to see more photos.
Sunday, April 24th, 2005
With all the excitement surrounding satellite and aerial photography sparked by Google Maps, I thought it might be a good time to point out that the University of Michigan Plant Extensions Department has a number of aerial photos on the web here. To view them all, click on the different parts of the campus on the left, or check out this directory.
As best as I can tell the photos were taken at least 2 years ago in the fall. I like this photo because you can see people sunbathing on the Diag.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
Friday, April 22nd, 2005
Monday, April 18th, 2005
Friday, April 15th, 2005
Thursday, April 14th, 2005
Monday, April 11th, 2005
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
Obtaining photocopies at an official historical archive can be difficult. They usually charge per copy, and sometimes require you have them make the copies, which is time consuming. In some archives photocopies are sometimes prohibited, which makes transcribing documents a tedious prospect. However, many archives will allow digital photography of their holdings - but the problem is then what to do with the photos. They don’t print very well, and you can’t read the text well if you shrink it down to view or distribute on the web. The answer? The photo sharing site Flickr - where I can post comments, make available full versions of the images for those that are interested, and even categorize them with multiple keywords.
Sunday, March 20th, 2005
Thursday, March 17th, 2005
Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
Saturday, March 12th, 2005
Originally uploaded by DCist Rob.
I like this photo from last fall.
Friday, March 11th, 2005
Monday, February 7th, 2005
The Charles Fenwick Bridge is used by the Metro’s Yellow Line to cross the Potomac River.
Photo taken this weekend in Adams Morgan.
Photograph taken in Foggy Bottom.
Friday, February 4th, 2005
All in Woodley Park metro:
18th Street in Adams Morgan
Development in Southeast DC.
Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
Friday, January 7th, 2005
The National Mall.
Andy Goldsworthy is building something at the National Gallery.
Near the Smithsonian Castle.
Taken at Dupont Circle.
Friday, December 31st, 2004
Saturday, November 27th, 2004
Today was cool, dry, and sunny. I had an abbreviated session, and the follow are a few of the results.
I already posted a photo of the Salt sign - we wanted to go in, but they were closed for Thanksgiving.
This art gallery has taken the space of the nightclub Zootz, where I remember waiting outside until 2 a.m. when they would let in minors until closing at 4 a.m.
This is an example of excellent urban design: the parking structure contains usable office and retail space on the ground floor. This helps provide parking without overly disrupting the urban fabric. There are other parking structures in Portland with this design, and some are filled with shops and even a movie theater.
This old looking house is located just a couple blocks from Congress Street.
This is an example of a well-designed, small urban park near heavily trafficked sidewalks.
Friday, November 26th, 2004
Waterfront and Streetscapes
These condos, constructed in the 1980s, were among the first residential construction along what was an exclusively working waterfront.
Widgery Warf is used by many local lobstermen.
Wharf Street in the Old Port.
Murals and Public Art
This is on the side of the bar Brian Boru.
Woodfords corner, an early suburb of Portland, is now within the city limits.
This building houses the other Starbucks.
This is the old Baxter Public Library building.
The Portland Museum of Art’s McLellan House
The State Theater is Portland’s downtown movie palace. It is operated as a concert venue today after some financial troubles. In many places these theaters were torn down, in some places (Like Ann Arbor, Michigan) they were preserved by the local government.
One of the halmark of dense, pedestrian urbanism are storefronts and signs. Since the signs are meant to be viewed close up, many Portland businesses have very attractive custom made signs.
I just discovered this - it’s something called the Center for Cultural Exchange. It looks interesting!
Thursday, November 25th, 2004
These photos were taken today.
This old anchor and navigational buoy were placed near the ferry terminal.
Cobblestones on Exchange Street in the Old Port
This hotel opened this year, constructed on what had been for years an empty lot.
The Old Port
All of these photos were taken today.
This Eritrean restaurant had recently gone out of business.
Bull Feeney’s sign.
The location of the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies.
A moose-only tea house?
Yes, there’s a Starbucks in Portland. Four total, but only two are in the downtown area.
The Surplus Supply Store on Monument Square is going out of business.
Portland Maine’s City Hall
Portland’s City Hall
Porteous was Portland’s downtown department store. My father worked there as a salesman briefly in the early 1970s. Their old building now houses the Maine College of Art.
I found this graffiti mural behind the Asylum nighclub:
This alleyway is only open to cars on specific hours:
Wednesday, November 24th, 2004
Sunday, November 7th, 2004
Farragut Square Park in early November
Rock Creek Park, early November
Washington, early November
Holy Rood Cemetery (See more info)
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
This Reaganesque vampire-like man was spotted on K Street in downtown Washington D.C., of all places. The stencil art was created on a page from the business section of the newspaper, and then pasted to a temporary construction barrier near a bunch of movie posters.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
Taken kayaking today on the Potomoc River in Washington D.C.
Thursday, October 21st, 2004
I spotted these swan/snake-shaped squash at Eastern Market last weekend.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2004
Both photographs taken this evening on 17th Street NW, Washington D.C.
Saturday, October 16th, 2004
Taken at Eastern Market.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
Cheney Voted Against Creating MLK Day, Head Start, Meals on Wheels for the Elderly, and The Department of Education
Oh, he also lies. From last night’s VP debate: “Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I’m up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they’re in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight.” The photo above is from the 2001 Annual Prayer Breakfest.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
Both taken at protests of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.
Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
I took this photo near Dupont Circle during a downpour on Oct. 2.
Pictured is the outdoor seating area of Buffalo Billiard’s.
I spotted this stencil near 14th and U St. NW.
Thursday, September 30th, 2004
Photo of a fountain in Lafayette Park in Washington D.C. See more on the park’s sculptures here.
Monday, September 27th, 2004
Photos taken at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. summer 2003.
I took this photo last spring in Bloomington, Indiana. I think it’s supposed to show President George W. Bush. I have written about stencil art in Ann Arbor before, and I reccomend this extensive gallery of art in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Toledo.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
Behind the Michigan Theater.
Taken last spring. More About Columbus.
Libby, this one’s for you!
The Cogswell Temperance Fountain, located in Indiana Plaza at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and 7th St. NW in Washington D.C., was constructed in 1880. It is decorated with a water crane.