Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amazing Photo of damage at Washington National Cathedral

this photo was taken by a associated press photographer viewing the damage on top of one of the towers at the National Cathedral after tuesday's earthquake.   It could take years to fix the damage from the 5.8 earthquake.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chincoteague Summer Vacation

Chincoteague Island, VA is located about 3 1/2 hours from Washington D.C. on the VA Eastern shore.  The weather was great the four days I was there, and I enjoyed with my brother and his family a number of great sunsets!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven CT

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization and named in honor of Christopher Columbus.   Yesterday I visited it's museum in downtown New Haven (Connecticut) which has a number of rooms devoted to it's history as an organization.  It also has exhibit of paintings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, on loan from the Vatican. 

A statue of Christopher Columbus

And there's a Columbus gallery...

this is a painting of the Knight's founder Venerable Father Michael McGrivney. He was a parish priest from Connecticut.   Someday he maybe a saint.  From In 2010, the cause for Father McGivney's canonization was before the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. A guild had been formed to promote his cause. On March 15, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. The pope's declaration significantly advances the priest's process toward sainthood, and gives the parish priest the distinction of "Venerable Servant of God." If the cause is successful, he will be the first priest born in the United States to be canonized as a Saint.

this is replica of Michelangelo sculpture

For more info on the museum check out their web site @

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Waterfire 2011, Providence RI

Waterfire Providence is an awesome event that takes places each summer in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.   After sunset, they light the fires along the canal.   There are lots of food and drink vendors and other entertainment in addition to watching the fires burn (which they do until midnight).   For schedule for upcoming watefires checkout their web site:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Photos from Legg Mason Tennis Classic

American John Isner

American James Blake

Changing of the Scoreboard

Final Score in John Isner-James Blake Match

Stadium Court from the Press Box

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Legg Mason Tennis Tournament, Rock Creek Park, DC

It's happy hour at Tennis Center.   If you rather watch the match on tv, instead of going inside to the Stadium Court.

2002 James Blake won....

Unknown (to me) player cooling off after a match on a outer court.  Temps were the 90's this afternoon!

Jame Blake in action, he won 6-2, 6-4

That is a big tennis ball.   the young fan is trying to get autographs or girls!

Monday, August 1, 2011

More Photos from Southern Maryland

Thomas Johnson Bridge crossing the Patuxent River to or from Solomons Island, Maryland

Solomons Island, Maryland

"On Watch"  Statue in Dowell, Maryland (near Solomons Island) commemorates the amphibious training base the Navy had to prepare for the transport of fighting forces in both the European and Pacific Theater during World War II.