Sunday, September 27, 2009

7 Hours in New York City

Spent Saturday 8 plus hours on a bus, with 7 hours in New York City. Took in the "Under the Bridge" Festival in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn (near the Manhattan and Brooklyn Brides) and then had dinner in Triceba.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

H Street Festival

Moving up two in the alphabet....Last week I went to F Street festival, so this weekend I checked out that the H Street Festival. If you recall from last spring, I had a blog post about this up in coming neighborhood in Northeast DC.

This is where my friend and I had lunch. It's a Indian food truck that parks in a different neighborhood everyday. The only way to know where's it's parked is to check out their web site or follow them on twitter. I am told, these travelling food carts are very popular in LA and New York City.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Arts Festival and Protesters Downtown

Saturday afternoon in downtown Washington DC. Went to the Arts on F Street Festival, where they had food samples from many of the finest DC Restaurant, booths from local artists and a number of stages for entertainment. And also mixing in the crowd were protesters coming back from a big rally to the Capitol..

This wax statue caught many people of guard, some thinking Robin Williams was at the festival.
This was the Cooking Stage. Local chefs whipped up a meal in less than 40 minutes, sounds like a scene from Top Chef doesn't it?

And the protests and protesters, this sign was welcoming to many of the anti-congress, anti-Obama, group that had been marching to the Capitol (about 9 or so block away from festival).

I am told my a friend who walked thru the rally that there were a lot Pro-Fox News and Anti the so called Liberal Media signs at the Teaparty rally...

To read more about the protesters (estimated between 50 and 100 thousand) check out this link:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

8 Years Ago....

It's hard to believe that 8 years has passed since we were attacked. I hope we all take (or took) a moment to remember all those people whose lives were changed for ever. This large flag is on a the building across from my work place in Virginia..

This photo I took at the Pentagon Memorial last fall. On this location 184 people died after American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DC Health Care Mural

No better way to start the new month off on the blog than with a mural dedicated to health care reform which will be debated and hopefully passed this fall on Capitol Hill.

The below art work/mural is on side of a gas station on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase DC. The artist is Regina Holliday, who lost her husband in June to cancer. 39 year old Fred Holliday didn't have health insurance, and Regina believes that if he did have health insurance he would have received earlier diagnosis and better treatment, and may have been saved. Now the mother of two boys (ages 3 and 10 years old) hopes to get this message out, "This this horrible, horrible thing had to happen to us. We had such a stressful time, our entire hospitalization experience. We couldn't do anything to save him, but if we stepped forward, we could save other people, and we could make a difference with his life" as recently reported by a local news station who told her story.

I met Regina while I was taking these photographs. I actually had seen her before where she worked at the local toy store in Chevy Chase. She told me she plans to find other locations to paint her mural's and continue her push to "Change the Face of Healthcare"