Yes, it was the Spring of 2008 and I was in Washington DC — the big city. Armed with my new camera I was drunk with the thrill of taking photos. Every moment of light was grabbed –early morning before going to work and evenings as the day ended.
Hearts are gay, blithe as May
Dance and sport the livelong day;
Spring has come to make us glad,
Let us give her greeting.
Anon. The Cowslip
Weekends my friend Delores would plan my cultural forays to museums, art galleries, Washington Cathedral, Roosevelt Memorial Park . …the list was long. I was seeing Washington through my lens frame and she would slow down willingly as she did to catch this Sunday classic shot of baseball players.
My journeys would start in Dupont Circle, a very cosmopolitan area and I could have taken 100 shots here.
I didn’t know about the genre of street clicks but that is what I was doing — see, like, click.
Interestingly, McDonald’s tried to stifle a locally owned Lanka Spice Limited (LSL) from registering its trademark logo with the word McCurrie. Sri Lanka’s Intellectual Property Office rejected the notice of opposition. Its ruling said that the facts did not show any violation of the country’s intellectual property laws, noting that the LSLs “McCurrie” only sells raw spices through groceries and supermarkets in Sri Lanka and does not compete in the restaurant industry. LSL’s products have been in the market since 1982, according to local media reports.
The grunting, groaning metro was there to get to the Washington Mall — often the most favoured destination.
Away from the hustle and bustle of a big city — the quiet read.
As it fell upon a day,
In the merry month of May,
Sitting in a pleasant shade
Which a grove of myrtles made,
Beasts did leap, and birds did sing,
Trees did grow and Plants did spring.
Richard Barnfield. The nightingale
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial needs a separate blog but here’s is another shot taken as I was walking around.
Yes, Washington was loads of fun and what could be more American than this of adults and kids playing!