Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shiny, Shiny!

















Detail of a 1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible parked along U Street in Washington, DC.
Oh, if you could have seen how many people gave me odd looks or stared while taking this photo and a handful more! It was quite amusing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Silent

















Candid while walking the U Street Corridor.  I think the image speaks for itself on many different levels.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ben's Bear






















This is the colorful bear statue that sits out in the front of Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C.

He's seen many remakes over the years and as just a familiar sight of Ben's as the signs bearing the business' name.  Oh and he's portable too, so the staff often has him in various locations throughout the week.  But no matter where they put him, the tourists that visit always opt for a photo with the bear in front of Ben's.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Everybody In - Nobody Out

















Street Art, to many it’s also known as Graffiti, is one of the many reasons I love city life. Sometimes it is used to mark one’s territory and other times it is used to expression one’s beliefs, hopes and dreams. Street Art can be a nuisance or source of frustration but it can just as easily be a source of inspiration.  This is in an alley, on the side of a building that looks defunct but also had a shoppe sign so I’m not completely sure even though I saw no signs of activity on a Wednesday afternoon.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hi Ho Silver!

















This lil guy is an Eastern Tent Caterpillar who was hangin’ around outside our screen door a few nights ago. I couldn’t capture a decent pic of him during the low light of night but was happily surprised to see him the following morning, further up the doorway and hanging out like there was nothing on his to-do list other than “chilling out”.
For an idea of size, he was less than two inches long. And now that I know they are harmless (other than to foilage), I might actually pick one up if another makes an appearance.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Summer In My Bowl

















Super macro shot of fresh berries from dessert the other night.  Taaaaaaysteee!