Washington DC War Protests March 20th 2010

After my half marathon in the morning I went into downtown DC for the rest of the day and stumbled upon a war protest that was going on near the White House that provided some good photo opportunities.


The police were out in numbers incase things got out of hand.



They even brought in the SWAT team van



The protest itself seemed like it was an eclectic cast of characters.

You had people protesting about drone use


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Uncle Sam on stilts


And then the bizarre:

A Storm Trooper


Some clowns


And I don’t even know what to make of this dude.


And then on the closed road right next to the White House some guys set two courts of inline hockey.


And then there was a group of kids who set up shop with a megaphone and then built a drum stand that was getting a lot of attention.


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Black Hills Park Sunset

I finished up Sunday with some sunset pictures at Black Hills Park just outside of Germantown MD.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Sunrise

Sunday I woke up early with the intention of taking some sunrise pictures from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain but unfortunately the park doesn’t open until 7 and no one had come to open the gate by 7:40 so I missed out on that opportunity. Instead I took some pictures of the geese in pond near the parking lot

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National Zoo: Ape house

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I think these last three pictures are the best of the day. He just looked so sad sitting up on his tree.

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National Zoo: Birds, Bear, Deer, and a Tiger

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This is one of the uglier birds I’ve ever seen. This is a kind of stork, and I’m going to guess this isn’t what most people think of when they think of a stork bringing babies.


I was really disappointed that the sea lion /otter area was closed for renovations but I stumbled upon a bear eating lunch so I got some interesting shots.

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I also stumbled unto a deer just outside of the zoo getting some lunch.


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National Zoo Panda Pictures

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Great Falls Maryland

Here are couple of pictures from Great Falls I took on Saturday.

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