Monday, January 23, 2017

Federal Center



I got out at Federal Center. Fortunately, about a third or better of the people on the train car got off at the station before, L'Enfant Plaza. I say fortunately because I have never EVER seen the Federal Center station so packed with humanity! Sorry about the dark image. I decided, though, to render the lighting exactly as it appeared. One could easily increase the exposure, but then you lose the sense of what it's like to be in a dark cavernous station along with hundreds and hundreds of other people.




Later, as people spilled out of the Federal Center Metro station, they were met by this Humvee, with guns removed. All was well, though; the military was only there to assist the D.C. police and March officials direct traffic and to offer emergency assistance. I was happy to learn later that--unlike the protests during the Inauguration--there was not a single incidence of violence.


10 comments:

  1. I have no idea what a Humvee is and what it does but it looks rater intimidating.

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  2. Nice of them to remove the weapons.

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  3. ...so much for "alternate facts." It's interesting that Merriam-Webster Dictionary (since 1828) has weighed in on what a fact is... they are based on reality. I hope that someone tells Donny Johnny!

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  4. There were police assigned to help direct the march and stave off traffic here as well.

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  5. That is one serious looking vehicle, guns or no guns.

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  6. It does look a little scary to see the Humvee. Good to know the guns were removed.

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  7. Good to hear that there was no violence.

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