Circus came to town

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Dancing on Air

The circus came to town in the form of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Dozens of world-class circus performers showed off their skills in the Big Top and many other outdoor and indoor locations on the National Mall. More images can be seen on my image site here: https://goo.gl/pjSq9E

 

A Walk Across the Bay

Race route for the Across the Bay 10K

Race route for the Across the Bay 10K

Once a year there is the opportunity to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on foot. It takes the form of a 10 K race/walk. I chose to walk with my camera. It was a perfect day for the activity i.e. sunny, mild and not much wind. I would have liked to spend more time but I (and some 20,000 others) had a time limit of 2 1/2 hours to complete the crossing. I made it in 2 hours and 52 seconds. That was a record for me – my first 10K.

A New Memorial in Washington, DC

American Verterans Disabled for Life Memorial

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

A new memorial has been dedicated in Washington, DC this month. It is located across the street from the National Botanical Garden and a few blocks from the capitol. Large glass panels have been etched with images of disabled veterans and thought-provoking sentiments.

Disabled Veterans Memorial-7091-Edit

Disabled Veterans Memorial-7027-Edit

A reflecting pool and flame complete the memorial.