Archive for the 'Photos' Category

Old Things are Good Things

September 24th, 2012

I saw this “old” MG over the weekend, tooling around McLean. I’ve seen it several times lately. When I was in high school and even college an MG like this was an object of desire. About 50 years later it seems cool again. Makes me wonder, am I cool again? Does it matter if a […]

Blood in the Water

May 16th, 2011

Washington, DC, news capital of the world. Barely 12 hours since news that DSK, Managing Director of the IMF, was taken off a plane in New York and arrested, the news network satellite vans are deploying along 19th Street outside the IMF. Waiting! What are they waiting for, word of the economic impact on negotiations […]

No water, no ducks

April 2nd, 2010

Has spring really sprung? Here I am at the fountain near the office, dry as a bone. This is the fountain where the ducks come with their ducklings every year. How do they know when to come? When will there be water for them?

Shadow and Light

December 6th, 2009

Sometimes beauty is achieved by accident. This image is of the shadows of Alden theatre lighting instruments cast by the stage work lights in the fly tower. The panels are waiting to be flown as part of the set for It’s a Wonderful Life a Live Radio Play, as we load in the show.

World Power

December 4th, 2009

Yesterday, New Deal American architecture. Strength and solidity. Today, the World. Soaring glass. Is it vision? Hope? Ostentation? All this glass on a World Bank building on Pennsylvania Avenue, America’s corridor of power, offices jutting out at impossible angles. Views up, down and even along the avenue. If the New Deal style represents confidence and […]

Imperial Washington, or what’s that building about?

December 3rd, 2009

Maybe it was the angle, but the Department of the Interior looked particularly like some imperial monument this morning. Rows of imposing, symetrical monolithic stone facades. It’s clear this is a Government building. Depression era architecture told clear stories. By the 1950s things got bland and characterless. Perhaps a mission: look around me in Foggy […]

Nobody talks on phones anymore

September 3rd, 2009

Today at lunch time I learned a new skill, posting photos to Facebook from my new phone. I’ve been following Facebook on the phone since I got it, about a month ago, using Babbler, an Android Facebook client. As I sat in the park “learning” how to use this feature of my new “Google” phone, […]

People do look at Flickr

May 26th, 2009

Do you ever wonder if people look at the pictures you post on Flickr? I do. People do look at your pictures, most likely if you give them interesting names, tag them or geotag them, or put them in sets with interesting names. Names and tags are searchable. You never know what people may be […]

Spring is Really Here!

March 31st, 2009

Spring is Really Here! Originally uploaded by dfyriart Walking to the Metro from my office I noticed that the trees across the street are flowering in the park in the middle of E Street. Next comes water in the fountain and pools. Then come the ducks and ducklings. And then, the bums bathing in the […]

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

March 8th, 2009

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Originally uploaded by dfyriart A blast from the past! Here’s the 2004 Wienermobile in front of Giant Food in McLean, VA. The first Wienermobile was designed in 1936. This one has come a long way in terms of comfort, and technology while remaining true to the original, hokey concept. Perfect day for […]