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from D.C. … final part

Avatar • Jan 21, 2009

okay, these were the crowds at 5:00 a.m. … the inauguration ceremony started at noon.


people were using hand warmers, feet warmers, blankets, or just huddling together to stay warm. it was in the low 30s, but with wind chill it felt like 10 to 15 degrees!!!

the FBI/Secret Service were NOT playing games… there were sharp shooters on the roofs of multiple buildings

the navy, marines and air force formed a pathway for b. obama’s motorcade to go through

the motorcade… barbara bush looked salty, m. obama looked kind of nervous, joe and jill biden were smiling all goofy, and i didn’t catch a glimpse of b. obama or dubya

waiting for obama to pass on the parade route

waiting for obama



sadly, i was too far away to glimpse the actual swearing in ceremony… and i didn’t stay for the parade because, by that time, i had been standing with near-frozen toes for more than 8 hours. sorry ladies, but i HAD to go home. luckily i got a little taste of the parade when the dunbar high school band passed by my window yesterday morning.

but i did peep this. i saw a natural girl standing under an american flag. i told the bf “take a picture, take a picture!” she moved, so we couldn’t get a great shot. but i still like the photo. i really hope that, over time, black women can
weave themselves more positively into the fabric of american culture. hopefully this obama victory signals the beginning of that process.

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Ayomide
Ayomide
11 years ago

I’m sorry but my comment has nothing to do with the DC trip, even though I like the pictures you took. Looks like you had fun out there in the cold. lol

I couldn’t find an email address and I couldn’t find an appropriate place for this comment so here I am, sorry. I wanted to know if you use an heating cap for deep conditioning and what type of cap do you recommend? I use to have an old one and it finally died a couple of years back and I didn’t replace it. Thanks!

lilone
lilone
11 years ago

I was looking for those sharpshooters! lol I needed assurance that nothing was going to pop off. And cold? YES! but a beautiful day regardless!!! Finally!

jenteel
jenteel
11 years ago

great shots l
ugh! that we couldn’t meet up!!
but i had a great time!!!
and i know you did too 🙂

Chanel
Chanel
11 years ago

great pictures!! what kind of camera do you use? loving that woman’s hair on the last photo lol 🙂

Felicity
Felicity
11 years ago

That girl is very brave with her hair open, it was cold!!!!!!!!

Black girl with long hair
Black girl with long hair
11 years ago

chanel:

the camera is a nikon D40

Ninya
Ninya
11 years ago

Thanks for the Pics very nice!!!! I Live Here In the area but My job as “Essential Personnel” as a first responder for Homeland Security. Is a plus sometimes BUT this was one day I really cried. I couldn’t be there but U soothed some of the pain with Ur in the crowd pics. 

T

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