Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pejuta


Pejuta is a word from the Lakota meaning "medicine". Notice the word printed on the drumhead in the lower right hand side of the photo.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Circle


I never quite figured out what the purpose of this circle of people. Periodically they would stop and sit before getting up and advancing still farther.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Keystone


"The Keystone Pipeline System is an oil pipeline system in Canada and the United States, commissioned in 2010 and now owned solely by TransCanada Corporation. It runs from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Texas, and also to oil tank farms and an oil pipeline distribution center in Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline came to a greater prominence of attention when a planned fourth phase, Keystone XL, attracting growing environmental protest, became a symbol of the battle over climate change and fossil fuels, and in 2015 was rejected by then President Barack Obama. On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump took action intended to permit the pipeline's completion."

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother Earth?


Once again, work dictates I take a short break from blogging. So I've queued up some more images of Climate March 2017 for the days I'm away. I'll see you again here and online soon. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Canadians?


Evidently some people joining the march first rallied here on the steps of the Canadian embassy. Were they Canadians?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Crowd


Crowds at the Climate March in D.C. swelled beyond expectations. I saw estimates of between 150,000 to 200,000 people. Trump yesterday called us "a small group of failed voices." I assume he is including the T-Rexes in that comment. They will not be happy. :-)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Snake Oil


Spotted this guy selling "snake oil" next to the George Gordon Meade Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Friday, May 12, 2017

T-Rexes


The T-Rexes were quite naturally misbehaving and going the wrong way to boot. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Post-Prandial


After lunch, I headed back towards Pennsylvania Avenue
and the thick of the Climate March action. . .

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fountain


After a rally next the the U. S. Supreme Court, but before the Climate March got underway, I went to get a bite to eat, passing through the Upper Senate Garden on my way.

"The main fountain is fabricated of Minnesota Pink granite, with a basin of Minnesota Green granite. The piers and other granite elements facing the Russell Senate Office Building terrace are made of Mount Airy granite, which blends visually with its surroundings. (www.aoc.org)"

Monday, May 8, 2017

Signs


Protest signs stacked and ready for distribution to Climate March participants in front of the U. S. Department of Labor on Constitution Ave.


Marquee next door to the United States Supreme Court

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Buttons



A sampling of some of the protest merchandise being sold on D.C. streets these days. I think I most like the "We the People" and Statue of Liberty buttons. How about you?


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Deconstruction


Quadrangle Development Corp., owner of this 12-story building near the National Theatre, is razing and replacing the 25-year-old tower with a brand-spanking new 283,000-square-foot, 13-story building

Friday, May 5, 2017

Bank


Awesome Climate March this past weekend! Pics to follow. For now, though, just a couple of the National Metropolitan Bank I passed (built between 1905 and 1907) on my way from Foggy Bottom Metro Station to a staging area near the United States Supreme Court.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Monument View


As I was leaving the rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, I happened to see this young man looking rather wistfully, I thought, across the National Mall toward the Washington Monument. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raskin


Congressman Jamie Raskin (D) of Maryland recalled the events of the original Tea Party and called Trump's most recent tax proposals taxation without representation, because, if I understood Raskin correctly, the majority of Americans oppose them.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dome


"The United States Capitol dome is the dome situated above the United States Capitol which reaches upwards to 288 feet (88 m) in height and 96 feet (29 m) in diameter. The dome was designed by Thomas U. Walter, the fourth Architect of the Capitol, and constructed between 1855 and 1866 at a cost of $1,047,291 (equivalent to $232 million in 2015).

The dome is not stone, but cast iron carefully painted to appear to be made of the same stone as the main capitol building. It is actually two domes, one inside the other, and the total weight is 14.1 million pounds (6,400 t). The iron for the dome was cast by the foundry of Janes, Fowler, Kirtland & Company, owned by Adrian Janes in the Bronx, New York. (Wikipedia)"