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on Sep 30, 2007 in Random Thoughts

DC on Stilts – 09.30.07


We’re in DC, getting ready for the start of the PPP tour this week. We played tourist today cruising “The Mall.” We enjoy the Mall and all the history that it contains. After hitting the Museum of Natural History and the Nat’l Archives, we headed up to Ford’s Theater. It was closed but the Peterson House (where Lincoln died) across the street was open. After going through it, we just wondered around downtown where we came across this building.

At first, it was the late afternoon light reflected off the building behind us onto this old thing that caught my attention. Than I noticed that the entire first floor was gone! What you see under the orange girders is the building behind the building in the photo! The entire first floor has been removed as they restore and rebuild this beautiful old building. As I stood there very excitedly photographing this, the locals walked by giving me very strange looks. I felt I should have a sign on my back, “I’m from the mountains” to explain my excitement. One window had the construction company’s logo which I removed using the technique Scott Kelby demos on PhotoshopUserTV 100th episode. Can you tell which window?

Photo captured by D200, 28f1.4AF on Lexar digital film