As promised, I have a few photos of the sea of people attending the inauguration. An amazing thing it was to have 2 million people pushing through streets, tunnels, unsure where they were to go, cold; wheelchairs, crutches, old, and the very young in slings around their fathers chest. There is not much I can say that you have not seen or heard on polished news casts. Something you may not have heard: Many there in the crowds did not make it to the mall and missed the event due to volumn limits. Here are a few shots from my perspective.
At the height of WWII, Winston Churchill was asked if he wanted to cut costs by scrapping the arts program.
“My God … my God … NO. What have we been fighting for?”
The human spirit lives through our art and the humanities.
The District of Columbia is bustling in preparation for a visit of millions of citizens. I will be there hoping to catch a few interesting images of humanity. If all goes well, they will be posted as soon as I get back. Stay toastie –