Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Photo #123Nothing says tropical more than a pineapple. Well, I guess a pineapple with a little paper umbrella says tropical more than just a pineapple without one, but still. This pineapple is very tropical because it is still growing on what must be called a pineapple plant. Before I saw this, I figured they grew on trees like pinecones or apples, but nope.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Photo #121This is one time when an image really fails to capture the deliciousness of a most a pig roasting all day on a smokey fire. This is the tenth such pig we've enjoyed at my brother's annual Pig Pickin'. If you are not from the South, you might need to look that up, but two important things you should know:
- Barbecue is meat. It is not a grill on an event
- It is sooooo good
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Photo #120Lets face it, as Chinatowns go, DC's Chinatown is pretty weak. It is a pale shadow of real Chinatown like San Francisco, New York or presumably any town in China. One cool thing DC's does have is this gate thing. I was lucky enough to have a good vantage point on this as the sun was setting, and thus this picture. As cool as this gate is, I would gladly trade it for even 1 restaurant that sold soup dumplings.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Photo #119This is on the wall of a taco stand near Dupont Circle in DC. I want to say it is called Surfside Taco, which would explain why they have license plates from surfy tropical places. Not appearing in this shot is a plate from Costa Rica. Had I been a bit more clever, I would have included that as a slight teaser for some pictures from that country that will be showing up here very soon.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Photo #118Have I mentioned that I have succumbed to a new addiction that is taking my time and money away from photography? This is part of that. My supplier is not a former high school chemistry teacher (as far as I know) but a store called MoreBeer These blue rocks are part of their delicious Walter Wheat kit, which is so far the best beer I've ever made.
Photo #117The first time I encountered Orangina was in France at the exact same moment I discovered that the French aren't perfect when it comes to creating delicious beverages. My daughter has recently discovered this "orange" beverage, and she actually likes it. She also likes Sponge Bob, so there is that. Before I let her somehow enjoy drinking it, I enjoyed taking a picture of it.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Photo #116The 60th anniversary of VE day was commemorated by flying dozens of WWII aircraft down the National Mall in Washington DC. That is all happening right behind me as I take this picture. That is what everyone in the picture is looking at. Yes, I also took pictures of the airplanes, but those pictures are rubbish because:
- I wasn't close enough
- I only had my iPhone
- It was midday so the light was terrible
But even so, take that, Hitler