Mason’s Monument to Washington, Photoblog


Free Mason‘s Monument to George Washington..

 

Full view, I admit in these few photos… you gotta wonder if Dan Brown knows something.  Very imposing and totalitarian architecture.

 

 

 

Totally had a Kung-Fu Panda Moment..

 

During this DC trip, I somehow started catching all sorts of Orbs.

 

FRONT DOOR!  It was made for Giants!

 

Washington Accepting a surrender in a mural.

 

OMG A CEILING!

 

Room built to look like an original Mason Lodge, the chair in the background was Washington’s at one point.

 

 

 

More pictures and items from that same original Mason hall.

 

Dentist and surgeon… had a set of twin dueling pistols.  Apparently “do no harm” was not part of the code back in the day.

 

Cool crest in the museum part…

 

The Desk Washington took to war, the other side of the desk would have been used by his adjunct.

 

 

 

 

Relics from the Washington household…

 

Old brick buildings in Alexandria 🙂

 

View from the top of the tower, into Old Alexandria.

 

View into the Capital Mall from the top of the Tower in Alexandria.

 

Masonic symbol seen from the tower…

-TheGrav

DC Photoblog, Capital Mall


 

Another set of my sight seeing photos from DC.

 

Look, they decided stuff there!

 

Statue!

 

Art!

 

Smithsonian Portrait Museum… I think… Could have also been just the Art Museum…

 

Same Building, different angle…

 

Another Smithsonian building, not sure which one..

 

Safest place to wait out a zombie apocalypse… totally devoid of brains…

 

Washington OBELISK TO THE SUN!  I mean Monument… 😀

 

Washington Monument from another angle.

 

Suddenly a Wild Sister Appears!

 

Base of the Monument, it was late June, so can’t remember why we were at half mast..

 

The white roof in the background is the White House, this is as close as we bothered getting 🙂

 

EXTREME ANGLES!

 

Food and Drug Admin…

 

-TheGrav

Georgetown… a Dad guided tour…


A hundred years ago, exactly one year before I was born(according to my sister…), my Dad went to Georgetown.  In fact I think he may have been there, or still in the area when a certain set of steps became famous worldwide.  Hint: That is a reference to a Horror movie, and a priest…

What better person to give you a guided tour… here is what Georgetown looks like:

Old brick buildings…

This house was for sale… 6.5 Million, IIRC

Between The Exorcist stairs and the old trolley station, HUGE house…

Graffiti at the top of The Exorcist stairs, reminded me of Operation: Mindcrime and Max Payne.

The Infamous stairs… Apparently no one that goes to Georgetown likes them, cause they are a bitch to use, not because some dude flew down them at the end of a movie..

Steps up the to the Main Campus…

No clue why I took this one…

Awesome, Crazy, Building…

Founding crest mosaic…

Washington gave one of his speeches form this porch, just across from the Jesuit living quarters…  You can Taste the history in some of these places.

The new and the Old, the Building on the right was not as big when my Dad and Mom attended Georgetown.

These are the buildings where my parents learned how to do SCIENCE!

Dad and Little sis..

So much brick…

Yep, This is in fact DC Cupcake.. but wait till you see the line…

And I couldn’t get the entire thing…

Awesome window… and this was pretty common for some of the more swanky places…and yes it is done on purpose 🙂

One of the oldest banks in the area…

The Canal… the path on the right is where mules would walk to pull the barges…

Same Canal, Facing DC Proper…

 

More to come from the area soon.

-TheGrav

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where the hell did I go?


Life has a tendency to force us to grow when we need it rather than when it is comfortable or when we are ready for it.  That is where I found myself 3 weeks ago when I returned from Washington D.C.  Uncomfortable and faced with some massive personal changes.

I don’t ever try to look at events in life from a negative point of view.  So I have embraced the changes I have been faced with and begun to make some positive improvements myself.  I am notorious for starting an art project, working pretty hard on it and then not finishing.  This is one of the goals I have set for myself.

I have returned to my Serial Experiments Lain painting with the goal of finishing it by the end of this week.  I have also decided it is time to start taking a more active role in weight loss and exercise, no longer am I going to be happy with just dieting and more walking alone.  I am currently on my third week of almost daily 3 mile runs.

Finally I have decided to finish my AA programs at the local community college, this might be the most significant change I have made, as it will impact my art and my growth as an artist the most.

In other news, I have a STACK of Sketches I promise to get around to posting, and a few other projects I have also brought into the “needs to be finished” basket.

-TheGrav

DC Underground…


DC has a Metro System, I found it really cool, in fact since I spent so much time in the Metro system in Fallout 3, I had to take a mess of photos.

For those of you who haven’t played Fallout 3, it takes place in Washington DC, here are a few screen-shots.

For anyone who has played the game, IIRC, the Metro stations in the game are very similar to those I traveled in the last few days.  Here are a few of my Metro Photos.

-TheGrav

DC, The City…


Street performer outside the Metro.  

National Achieves.

Navy Memorial


J Edgar Hoover Building, FBI Headquarters…

Catholic Boys and Girls School by Metro Center.

I Caught an orb!

-TheGrav

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC.


Top of the third floor staircase.

Ben Franklin as a Roman Caesar, third floor entry hall.

Entry hall third floor, east wall.

Here comes some art…

Skylight outside of “To Build a Better Mouse Trap.”

Third floor Balcony…

Center Courtyard, with it’s neat water things, and my little Sister.

More Art…

What’s it look like on the outside?  Some Pictures of the building.