Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cherry Blossom's 09

Wednesday is suppose to start "peak days" for the cherry blossoms. It's also suppose to rain on Wednesday, so I made my trip down to tidal basin tonight to take to photograph this year's blossoms. Last year I missed the peak and had mostly white buds. This year I had saw a lot more pink.

I loved this sign, because someone clearly disregarded the order (look to the right of the stop sign).

More pictures tomorrow night, including some sunset pictures!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Air and Space Museum/Udvar-Hazy Center

It's a rainy, ugly weekend here the DC area. So I headed indoors to check out for the first time the National Air and Space Museum/Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The museum opened in December 2003, and I have been meaning to check it out for a while.

This is a Monocoupe 110 from the 1940's called "Little Butch" which was used by Air Pilot and aerobatic champion "Woody" Edmondston at air shows.

This Space Shuttle "Enterprise" never saw any space time, it was designed and used for ground testing and in the 1970's and latter shown off a World's Fair in New Orleans in 1984.

The Air France Concorde flew thousands of really fast flights (less than four hours) across the Atlantic Ocean from 1976 until 2003.

This plane was a big hit among the kids for it's front making it look like a plane out of a cartoon!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Title for the Blog!

As you can tell, I have decided to match the blog's title to it's url address. I hope you like the changes, and I hope to start posting some new pictures more frequently now that the cold days are almost behind us.

Coming up in the next few weeks, a trip or two to the tidal basin for the Cherry Blossoms, and a trip to Las Vegas!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday in the Park, Spring has officially arrived

Is this guy practicing for the next Spider man movie? Actually he was doing some crazy exercises along with this sidewalk jumper below.

The US Park Police officer reminded me that this park can be occasionally a little violent. Not today, he was looking for people skateboarding.

The bad leg didn't prevent this guy from "soaking in" a little sun.

My favorite photo of the day. Not to worry, the soccer ball does NOT hit the lady walking by the statue of former President James Buchanan.
Some of you may remember this park from a blog posting last summer. It's official name is Meridian Hill Park, but local (as I do) call it Malcolm X Park. It's located in Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in Washington DC. The nice weather Sunday afternoon brought a lot of people out.

Friday, March 13, 2009

1 Year Anniversary

The blog turns One today! Thanks for visiting this past year and here's to another year!

Also as some of you know, I recently had designed a new web site just for my photographs. If you haven't checked it out, please do so. It's at: http://www.dcscorpiophoto.com/. Just added this past week a bunch of Outside DC Photographs. It also was recently added on google.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring-like Weather in DC

This young girl is learning to skate at the National Gallery of Art's Ice Rink. Check out the people watching in shorts!!
"And the Oscar goes to..." The girl in the blue is "fanning herself" and no it wasn't that warm on Saturday.

I really never noticed this statue before in front of the US Capitol. But I love the female statue covering her face. Is it saying, what are those guys (and gals) doing in there?

The birds were loving the weather in the Reflecting Pool. Little did they know, there is a proposal to get rid of the Reflecting Pool with another "water like structure" I think the birds would be against the plan. Temperatures were in the low 70's on Saturday, which inspired this trip down the the Mall.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Caribean Cruise # 4 (Last One)

Another ship off on another cruise.

This was our neighboring ship in port in St. Maarten wishing us a good sail. They were on their way back to England, and we were on our way back to Miami. Their DJ was so good that our ship's band had to take a break.

This is view from the beach in St. Maarten looking back towards the cruise ships.

This is probably my favorite picture I took from the cruise. It was taken in downtown St. Maarten. Not sure if he is a local or a tourist, I wasn't going to wake him to ask. With four to eight inches of snow expected tonight here in the DC area, I am wishing I was that man asleep on the bench in St. Maarten.