Fall is fast approaching and here are the things that are weighing heavily on our minds: Will the Nationals maintain their lead in the National League East? How many more weeks before it’s time to pull the sweaters out of mothballs? And just how many weather fanatics do we have out there? I mean, our flickr cup runneth over with red-skies-at-night photos this week. More photos after the jump.
One if by land … Wait, sorry, wrong war. The “Flee the British 5K,” which was held Sunday, commemorates that other war against the Brits. The run was actually held 200 years to the day that the British torched DC during the War of 1812. According to the website, the fun run allows you to “feel what it’s like to have the British on your heels as you scurry to the finish line.” Unfortunately, the DC residents back in 1814 didn’t have the latest, ultra-light, gel-cushioned running shoes. More photos from our flickr pool after the jump.
If you got stuck behind a motorcade over the weekend, you can blame President Underwood. Of course, if you’re a House of Cards fan, you know it might be best just to bite your tongue and get out of Frank Underwood’s way. The hit Netflix series filmed in the District on Saturday, including a mock motorcade scene. Victoria Pickering captured this scene of what we’re guessing are mock secret service agents. See more photos from last week after the jump.
Week in Review is back after a short break. My wife and I spent the last two weeks eating our way through the Philippines and Japan. The food was wonderful, though some of it was definitely not for the weak-willed, such as the shrimp that was brought out to us still wiggling in Tokyo or the boiled, fertilized duck embryo that we bought from a street vendor in Cebu City.
We also had some octopus but it wasn’t nearly as pretty as this serving found in our Flickr pool. The photographer, Chris, didn’t provide much info about the dish, so I’m not sure who served it up. If you know, drop us a note in the comments.
Monday is the cruelest of days. And the Monday after the Fourth of July Weekend may be the cruelest of them all. But at least we have these great photos to remind us how much fun we had. We’ll kick it off with this wonderful shot of bombs bursting in air by our very own fireworks guru Brian Mosley. As you may know, Brian has stepped down as photo editor and regular contributor to We Love DC but lucky for us, we still get to see his photography in our flickr pool.
Our flickr pool contributors spent a lot of time looking skyward this week, whether it was at technicolor sunsets, helicopters hovering over the National Mall or big orange creamsicles. No, I’m not using a slick metaphor to describe the warm glow of the setting sun — I’m literally talking about a melting, orange creamsicle.
They say Eskimos have 50 different words for snow. Apparently, our awesome Flickr pool contributors have just as many ways to shoot pictures of rain.
There’s the lightning strike frozen in time (that’s not an easy shot to get with the 1/8th of a second exposure that Beau used). There’s one with the silhouette of the Capitol in the background and even a moody monochrome in this week’s picks.
We like us some good rain photos, especially when it’s someone else is out there shooting them. Continue reading
If you’re lucky enough to get Monday off and plan on enjoying the long weekend at the beach, at a barbecue, getting out of town, or even just sitting at home being lazy make sure you take a moment to recognize why we’re able to do this. The men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are the reason our country continues to be a land of freedom and possibility; it’s our duty to remember this and honor that sacrifice. That doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and have a good time though. There will be plenty of photo ops this weekend, one of my favorites being Rolling Thunder. It’s truly a moving (no pun intended) sight to see. Remember to post all of your amazing shots to the photo group. Happy Weekend everyone! Continue reading
It’s that time again: The dog days of summer are just around the corner. The mercury hit 90 degrees on Tuesday and if you’ve spent a summer in the city beautiful, you know there are plenty of hot days and sultry nights ahead. (Of course, after the crazy winter and spring we’ve had, you might not want to pack those sweaters away just yet.)
How hot did it get this week? Apparently, hot enough that even the Washington Monument needed some shade during its grand re-opening on Monday. If you think I’m kidding, just check out this week’s photos. Continue reading
We want to wish an early Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. You have the hardest job in the world and, honestly, you don’t get enough credit for it. Honoring you one day a year is the least we could do to let you know how awesome you are. We want you to do whatever you want on Sunday and enjoy the heck out of it. Here’s a gift* from us: the Week in Review.
*We didn’t have a lot of cash to buy something so we thought you’d appreciate a handmade gift. Hope you like it! Continue reading
Happy Passover, Easter, or just a re-return to Spring this weekend! And if you’re out and about, take your camera and be sure to share your photos with us.
BTW: We’re still interested in finding new photo writers. If you’re on the fence, now’s the time to put up or…not. I’m not very good with making ultimatums. Still, it’s a fun job; well worth it. So sign up if you’re interested. Continue reading
Those little pink and white flowers that draw thousands of gawkers every year to our fair city have finally emerged from their hiding places. Unlike Punxsutawney Phil who always gets the forecast wrong these little joyful fluffs of joy mean the warm weather is here. Unfortunately it also means the trees are in constant danger for the next few weeks as every bride, groom, mother, father, son, daughter, man, woman, child feels the need to climb into the very, very old branches for a photograph or to pluck the flowers. If you don’t want to make the trek down to the Tidal Basin then this Week in Review is for you. Enjoy the cherry blossom goodness and don’t forget to throw your hat in the ring if you’re interested in becoming a WLDC photo writer! Continue reading