Washington, DC is a pretty interesting place to live, and I use this space to share photographs and miscellaneous adventures that don't belong on my professional site.

Frager's Goes Up in Flames

June 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Alas, Frager's Hardware, universally heralded as a Capitol Hill "Institution" went up in flames last week. I drove home from work, and as I was pulling into the drive way I could see a column of smoke straight ahead. It was obvious that it was a building fire, and that it was nearby. It was still black smoke, so I knew that it wasn't under control. I called 911, made sure that there were firetrucks on the way, and then parked my car. By the time I made it out to the street firetrucks were arriving, but it was a real mess. It took them four or five hours to get it under control, and Frager's was completely destroyed. I took a few photos, although there were hundreds of great photos posted on the web within hours.

Fire StartsSmoke Rises over Frager's

Getting Water on the FireWater on the Fire Pall over the Old Navy HospitalPall over Capitol Hill More images in my Capitol Hill gallery: http://thevinetendril.com/p652766569


Shuttle Discovery Comes Home for Good

April 18, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

NASA dropped off the first of the Space Shuttles to its permanent home (in this case, Discovery for the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center), so I went down to the Mall to see the fly-by.  You will see the top of the Lincoln Memorial, flags around the Washington Monument, and then near the end the top of the White House.  These clips are actually assembled from a couple of different passes.  Sorry about the shaky camera work!

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