Monday, May 29, 2006

Rolling Thunder 2006

28 maj 2006 - The annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle run in support of veterans. Rumbling from the Pentagon, they crossed Memorial Bridge to the Vietnam Memorial and the Mall. The appropriate motorsickle music was performed by the Leningrad Cowboys.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

March Against Monochrome

A coalition in support of the expression of colour marched down Wilson Boulevard, despite the monochromatic skies. In the end alas, the everyday blandness prevailed. Actually, it's the annual Arlington County Neighborhood Parade. I'm not sure if it takes place anymore.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Approaching Tangier

October 2001. On the ferry from Algeciras, Spain approaching the port of Tangier. Hustlers awaited to pounce upon alighting naïfs. After a certain event in September, the stream of tourists had shrunk to a trickle. The jackels were hungry. Walking away from the port, I was intercepted by a few of them. They said there weren't any more buses today. Certainly none to Fez. On the contrary. There were a couple. One leaving in fifteen minutes. And I was on it.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Mount of Olives Pilgrimage

Ascending the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, volunteers from Kibbutz Hefzibah climbed towards the holy of holies - beer and food. Alas, the kiosk was closed, forcing them to clamber back down to the awaiting coach.