Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bikers and Monuments

Memorial Day weekend brings to town Rolling Thunder- something I disliked in Milwaukee and still dislike here. Harley Davidson always has huge celebrations in Milwaukee, where bikers descend on the town, make a lot of noise, and create driving distractions. Invariably, there is an accident. As we drove back home after lunch, the bikes and riders were out in full force. Along with the motorcycles in all shapes, sizes, and colors (and drivers and riders in all shapes, sizes, and colors) were all the other bikes as well. One really needs to be even more careful when so much 1, 2, and 3 wheel action abounds on the streets. Only a few find their way in to our quiet, "suburban" neighborhood here on Capitol Hill. Luckily it only lasts a few days.
The Memorial Day dress rehearsal concert is this evening

By the House Office Building

Darting in between trucks, buses, cars, other bikes

Not sure why a helicopter was on the Mall

Bicycle action around the MLK Memorial

Near the Lincoln Memorial along Independence Avenue

By the Washington Monument

Along Constitution Avenue near the Viet Nam Memorial

The White House in the background
Future site of the Smithsonian National Museum of
African American History & Culture- tough work on a hot day!

By the American History Museum
By the Archives- long lines today
By the Sculpture Garden
On 14th Street
Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial

Turning on to Independence by the Lincoln Memorial

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