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glatt 04-04-2014 02:54 PM

Walkin' man
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Pictures taken while walkin' around. Most by me will be from my lunch hour strolls. Feel free to post your own.

I'm going to kick this off with some pictures I took a while ago, and liked for one reason or another. So I kept them on my phone.

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Gravdigr 04-04-2014 03:02 PM


Sundae 04-04-2014 03:09 PM

Very cute.
Except it's probably driven by a serial killer.

Some more of your food based photos plz.

glatt 04-04-2014 03:10 PM

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look for it...
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glatt 04-04-2014 03:30 PM

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I was trying my hand at taking candids for a while, but then decided to stop doing that in case somebody noticed and the situation became awkward.

That picture above was my favorite candid, but here are a couple more.

These guys were pulling cables through tunnels under the street.
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glatt 04-04-2014 03:33 PM

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A meter maid giving directions or something.
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and this guy is a fixture around here. He often stands at this one street corner and just dances. A still picture doesn't do him justice. It looks like he's walking, but he's dancing.
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glatt 04-04-2014 03:53 PM

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This is the headquarters of the DC fire department. You might think it's a burn building for practice, but I'm pretty sure admin offices are in there. This was two weeks ago during an arctic vortex.
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Gravdigr 04-05-2014 03:57 PM

I'm liking this.

lumberjim 04-05-2014 04:22 PM


Sundae 04-06-2014 12:03 AM

These are the photos I wish I could take.
Most excellent.

glatt 04-07-2014 12:14 PM

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It's raining today. But I still have a couple old ones.

No parking on Wednesday morning from March 15th through September 15th because that's when they sweep the streets. This was March 19th. Somebody forgot to pay attention to the season change.
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There's a famous painting of Marylin Monroe on a building in DC. This painting of Liz was one I had never seen before. I like it.
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Another shot of that DeLorean. They are really low.
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glatt 04-07-2014 03:21 PM

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Walkin' Man went for a walk today after all.

And I saw that dancer guy. A couple of kids on a field trip to Washington thought he was hysterical.
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Then I wound up behind some (I think) French guys who were on their way to the Youth Hostel in DC. You always think of the backpacking youth hostel thing being done in Europe, but it happens here in the US too. The blue awning with the flags above is the youth hostel.
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Right next to the youth hostel is a derelict building covered in a billboard. The building is rotten inside. Huge hole in the roof. But there are some nice architectural details on the face. And they recently put in some fake windows and doors to cover the plywood over those openings. It's a nice touch.
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Edit; Oops. I should resize that one.

footfootfoot 04-08-2014 08:55 AM

At first I thought this was a thread about a Burning Man type event for the over 40 set.

You may want to check out "Street Photography." It's got a long tradition. Here are links to a couple of famous photogs, but I highly recommend you get some books from the library and or find their work in museums and galleries. You are in good company. I really enjoy looking at the world through your POV.

One of the things that is cool about Atget's work is that in much of it the streets are deserted. I don't remember if he went out early in the day or if the lack of people was a function of extremely long exposure times.

Very enjoyable work, Glatt.

infinite monkey 04-08-2014 11:55 AM

I look at a building like that I wonder about its 'bones.' I wonder what the layout of the interior is. I wonder if any of the original features are still there: the staircases and the flooring and the decorative moldings. I wonder if there are hidey-holes and I wonder who lived there in days past.

Beautiful in its dereliction, imo.

keep the photos coming glatt. I wish I could take good pictures.

glatt 04-08-2014 02:14 PM

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Today I wanted to show you the local fire station. I like it. This old building surrounded by modern glass offices.
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And walkin' man briefly ponders what it must be like to be sittin' man. The grass is always greener, isn't it?
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Lots of construction right now. I'm momentarily wishing I had a hard hat on.
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