Archive for February 4, 2009

Akron Over Washington

Posted in Aircraft on February 4, 2009 by Kent

This is just an image I like, but I haven’t had time to find out why the Akron visited the Capitol yet. As it is supposed to have been taken in 1931, and the Akron was launched in September 1931, I’m guessing it was in connection to the commissioning of the ship.

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Devil in the Details

Posted in Motherwell, Robert, Paintings on February 4, 2009 by Kent

Motherwell DetailCan you identify this painting from the detail above? Here’s a hint, it is part of the permanent collection of one of our museums, and is currently on display. (Click the image to discover its identity)

Washington Auto Show Starts Today

Posted in Automobiles on February 4, 2009 by Kent

Hot models, green cars and high-tech rides! See them all at The 2009 Washington Auto Show when 700 new cars, truck, mini-vans and sport utility vehicles from over 42 domestic and import automakers roll into Walter E. Washington Convention Center from February 4-8, 2009. Details here>>

Snow again?

Posted in Dupont Circle on February 4, 2009 by Kent

longfellowLike Longfellow, I was wondering where the snow came from too. I knew there was some in the forecast, but wasn’t expecting as much as we got. Just enough to be both¬†attractive and annoying, I guess.

Yup, Its an Edsel

Posted in Edgewood, Vintage Vehicles with tags , on February 4, 2009 by Kent

EdselThe only thing I love about going to Home Depot is … this car! Its located on 4th St, NE at the corner of Douglas. Edsels were only in production for three years, and though the focus of many jokes, are still very distinctive. This appears to me to be a 1959 model year. More Edsel information here>>

Streetlamps

Posted in Downtown, Streetlamps on February 4, 2009 by Kent

10-louisianaHere’s a streetlamp from the corner of 10th & Louisiana, NW. From what I can see on the map, I don’t think this intersection exists anymore. This might have been near the old Central Market. I really like how the street names have been attached to the post. The photo was taken ca. 1926.

Where’s the Parade?

Posted in Inaugurations on February 4, 2009 by Kent

I’m just going to take a shot in the dark here … but I’m guessing the Inaugural review stand used to come down much faster back when Pennsylvania Avenue was still open to traffic in front of the White House. What do you all think? Is it reasonable that this work is still going on?Reviewing stand