inaugural days in dc

my body feels like i ran a marathon or climbed a few mountains… all from the past few days inaugural events in downtown washington, dc.  it probably sounds like an exaggeration, but since sunday i’ve gone downtown everyday to witness the influx of people, the vendors and crazy street merchandise and all the excitement in the air. even though i was too far to see the ‘we are one‘ concert at the lincoln memorial on sunday (although i could hear it!), and just part of the sea of people on the mall for the actual inauguration, i really felt a part of it all and was thrilled that, being a local, i could join in all of it without much planning.  and let me tell you – trekking through the city in ten tons of warm clothes in the frosty cold air, navigating the massive crowds to do anything, waiting for trains, taxi’s and tables – it’s all quite exhausting. but it was all worth it, especially the culmination in tuesday night’s parties, celebrating this historic moment with so many others… i’m grateful for it all.

national mall, dc inauguration concert '09

dc, national mall, inauguration concert '09

dc, national mall, inauguration concert '09

dc, national mall, inauguration concert '09

dc, national mall, inauguration concert '09

dc, national mall, inauguration concert '09

Obama Inauguration DC

Obama Inauguration DC

Obama Inauguration DC

icy inauguration day - trekking back through gtown

stars and stripes with some bling

Low Stars play at the All American Ball

all american ball

google party

This entry was published on January 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm. It’s filed under good times, photo entries and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “inaugural days in dc

  1. What a blur of events and festivities. It was a lot of fun by I also feel a little beat up, like I just wrestled a bear or something. Definitely a great time to be living in DC though! Super photos!

  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. You really captured the enormity of the crowds. I considered going downtown for the events but decided to stay home where it’s warm. Had fun connecting with others on Facebook and getting updates from live blogs as the events progressed.

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