Friday, April 30, 2010

29 April 2010 Friday's Photo of the Week

When passing through Dupont Circle / North, in recent weeks, at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Q Street in NW WDC I've noticed that Vladimir and Dupont Flowers were no longer there.

Passing through Union Station yester afternoon and in the process of capturing the newly launched Outdoor Market on the West Carriage Porch near the First Street Metro escalators I was delighted to see Vladimir at the Good Morning Sunshine Nuts kiosk.

With the grand opening on 1 April 2010, the Outdoor Market offers the public an opportunity to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, pre-packaged organic food, homemade desserts, exotic beads, and other market items at historic Union Station!

The Outdoor Market is open daily, rain or shine.

Included in my 2010 Fridays' Photos of the Week series, click the above image to view my Outdoor Market - Union Station / WDC photo album.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

‘Deadliest Predator’ Exhibit at Union Station marks World Malaria Day

Created by international aid group World Vision, "Deadliest Predator” is an interactive exhibit that educates visitors about the mosquito-borne disease malaria and how this preventable and treatable pandemic can be stopped.

Having opened last Saturday, 24 April, and one week after World Malaria Day ... the week long exhibit at Union Station in NE Washington DC will be on display in the West Hall through Saturday, 1 May 2010.

Visit the World Vision's Campaign to End Malaria website for more information.

Click the image to view my "Deadliest Predator" / End Malaria Exhibit - Union Station / WDC (24 April - 1 May 2010) photo album.

Last Chance to Run in Crystal City's 2010 5K Fridays Run

This week’s your last chance to run in the 2010 5K Fridays series. The final race is sponsored by Bisnow. This year’s series features a prize raffle sponsored by Revolution Cycles and post-race parties at the Concord Luxury Residences. Sport and Health will be providing free showers, and 220 Twentieth Street is sponsoring the start/finish line. For more information or to register, visit the race website.

Though still under construction here is my April 2010 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run docu-project.

Two New "City Vista" Public Art Installations Dedication at Mt. Vernon Triangle

During Safeway's recent transition in SWDC I took three trips to the Safeway at the City Vista Complex at 5th and K Streets in NW WDC. It was during my first trip on Sunday, 27 March 2010 that I noticed for the first time two new public art installations at the City Vista Complex.

After during some research through Google I learned that the works of art were "Inspiration" by Ethan Kerber and "Lift Off" by David Black.

In a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) press release dated 1 April 2010 I learned today that a dedication ceremony for the two new public art installations were held at Busboys & Poets at City Vista on Tuesday, 6 April 2010.

Wishing that I had known of the event ... I definately would have attended it. Public Art In Public Spaces have always been of interest to me.

Click the image to view my City Vista / WDC Complex photo album.

Windows Into DC at DC Convention Center Runs Thru 30 May 2010

Since my first visit last October I've wanted to revisit the Windows Into DC exhibit at the DC Convention Center so as to capture all the artists' works.

I got that chance yester evening after first getting some shots of folks heading into Dorothy Height's celebration of life services at the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Having opened last September with a then scheduled closure for the end of March 2010, Anne Marchand's events page reports that the exhibit has been extended through 30 May 2010.

The work of Anne Marchand, click the image featuring her "Playground Series" to view my Windows Into DC Exhibit - DC Convention Center photo album.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010