Thursday, December 04, 2008

Mt. Vernon


lighting, originally uploaded by Blog-Sothoth.

Every first Thursday in December there is a nifty fireworks show at the original Washington Monument. It was warmer than usual and a bit rainy but hoards of people showed and waited patiently for Mayor Dixon to arrive so we could countdown and enjoy the pyrotechnics. A good time was had by all.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off-topic, I thought you might like to read these blog posts about the Detroit book depository's destruction:

http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2007/11/it-will-rise-from-ashes.html

http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2008/04/knowledge-of-what-happened-and-what.html

Emily

Nyarlathotep said...

Wow. These photos remind me of the book Library of Dust. I like decrepit things that have their own beauty, and a sad story which adds poignance doesn't hurt.

There was a great article in Harper's last year about Detroit's decay--I can't remember if these photos were included, and I'm too lazy to look it up.