Monday, October 29, 2012

Washington, D.C.: Part II

Here are a few more photos from my first trip to Washington, D.C. and blatant proof that I love being a tourist. What an awesome town - I'll definitely be back. Hope you enjoy checking out the photos!

Around Georgetown

The Vietnam Memorial. All those was hard to stomach.

FDR Memorial. Probably one of my favorite memorials - very pretty and with various facets to it. I really loved this abstract mural that represents the many social programs developed during FDR's era.

My girl Eleanor! Finally: A tribute to a WOMAN! I think D.C. needs some more girl power!

Two cuties at the World War II Memorial.

Another one of my favorites: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony. Moving.

Georgetown doors

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

D.C. Bound (and then some D.C.)

My Dad just recently celebrated a milestone birthday, so to surprise him, we went on a family vacation to our nation's capitol. My Dad was born in Washington, D.C. and his family moved to Cleveland when he was still a toddler, so we figured that returning to his birthplace was the perfect way to celebrate him. It was also my first time in D.C. and after hitting all of the touristy spots - and some not-so-touristy spots - I've come to the conclusion that it's a fantastic town. Great restaurants, great neighborhoods, great history, and great people (minus the politicians. Haha.). We drove to D.C. from Cleveland  and stopped in an adorable town in Pennsylvania (Benton) for lunch. Below are a few photos from the road trip and some D.C. shots as well. More of D.C. to come in my next post!

Georgetown alley

The Washington National Cathedral (a.k.a. the most beautiful cathedral I've ever stepped foot into.)


The Albert Einstein Memorial. Right on!

Somewhere in PA...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees

The wonderfully witty and incredible songwriter, Jens Lekman played Lincoln Hall earlier this month and I was lucky enough to photograph the show. What can often be overlooked when listening to his romantic (and often melancholy) music is his incredible sense of humor. But it was certainly on display throughout the evening. Jens is a true storyteller - in both his songs and on stage - and consequently he kept the crowd dancing and laughing all night. Touring with Jens is another excellent Swedish band, Taken By Trees. Their opening set was really beautiful. More of my photos can be seen here.

Taken By Trees

Jens Lekman