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Dupont Circle Metro – Washington, DC

I have been riding the Washington Metro since it opened in 1976, and I still enjoy the experience over four decades later. When it first opened, it was like the sci-fi future of 2001: A Space Odyssey had come to life – everything was sleek, doors opened automatically, the lighting was all indirect, the trains were nearly silent in their operation, etc. All of it was very heady stuff for those days. And now? Well… I think it still looks a lot more advanced than many other subway systems around the country, but it’s had a lot of things added for functionality that detract from the original sleek design.

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Photo info:
Dupont Circle Station
Washington Metro
Washington, DC
August 2014
Ilford Delta Pro 100 film
Voigtländer Heliar 15/4.5 ASPH lens
Leica M3 35mm rangefinder film camera

Never Sleeping

Thomas Circle – Washington, DC

The view from my hotel room overlooking Thomas Circle in Washington, DC. I was attending a computer security conference at the time and with the scheduled events running so long, it made sense to just stay down in DC rather than fight traffic to and from the big city on a daily basis. DC pretty much rolls up the sidewalks after all of the federal government offices close for the day, but there is always traffic running through town.

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Photo info:
The view overlooking Thomas Circle
Washington Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC
December 2015
Zeiss Sonnar 35/2.0 ASPH lens
Sony RX1R II digital camera

Cavernous

National Building Museum – Washington, DC

For anyone that appreciates architecture, visiting the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, is a must. The sense of scale can only truly be appreciated in person, when the spectacularly vast interior is revealed upon entrance to the building.


Photo info:
Vast interior
The National Building Museum
Washington, DC
June 2012
Sony 10-18/4.0 ASPH lens
Sony NEX-5N digital camera