UPDATE: I have no idea why these pictures aren’t embedding. But you can see them along the left side of the browser if you’re on a Mac or PC. Otherwise, you’ll have to actually click the links like it’s 2008…sorry.
Ok…back to the Instagrammed tradition that’s not really a tradition. The whole point here is to offer a little background on the pictures, especially since this was also a New Year’s Resolution.
This shot is from our tour of the U.S. Naval Observatory. I wrote a whole post about that if you’re curious!
I was on 14th Street working on a story and after the interview I cut down S Street and ended up stopped at the intersection at 16th. I looked over at the Masonic Temple, which was catching the setting sun beautifully. This is where riding a bike is awesome. I just hopped up on the curb and took a couple shots. This place may be a future post all it’s own. (not pictured: Dan Brown)
I was at the Newseum for a work project previewing a new exhibit. I took a lot of photos of that, but I’m not allowed to share those. Nonetheless, this is the exterior of the building facing Pennsylvania Avenue. A fitting place for the First Amendment. This wall may be my favorite piece of the building’s design. Also, I’m damn proud of that hashtag.
Nobody likes this photo 🙁 That’s OK, I like it! It’s actually a bit confusing if you’re not sure what you’re looking at. I have little nooks all over DC that I use to file my stories. This one is among my favorites. It’s the courtyard between the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. The space is enormous, and I have pretty good luck getting a chair and a table. It’s also a gorgeous spot. I often use it after covering Metro meetings, which happen in the cramped concrete brutalist belly of the Jackson Graham Building. Needless to say the courtyard is quite the escape. The picture here is of the roof reflected off my iPad as I write scripts following a Metro meeting.
I only posted one photo from Asheville and kinda dropped the ball on my resolution here. It’s OK, I’m still batting above .900 for the year on this. But, in this case the story why is actually better than any photo I could’ve posted. So Friday was spent driving after work until about 1am when we made it to the cabin/creeper house (more on this in another post). There were no good chances to put a photo up. Then on Saturday, I spent much of the day watching Penn State/Northwestern because we were in the South and the B1G doesn’t exist down there…but at least I got to watch the last three minutes on a real TV (not a good thing). This photo is of my friend Julie acting like she’s never seen leaves before. If you can’t tell, Asheville’s pretty terrific in the fall.