Posted on August 9th, 2010 by Cynthia Moxley
Geico had a display in the vendor area of the National Urban League convention. Of course they brought their famous gecko!
Poor Alan. Because I learned in journalism school that photos with people in them are generally more interesting than photos of things alone, I always try to put someone in the pictures I take of interesting things I run across.
Of course, who am I most often with when I run across interesting things? My sweet husband, Alan Carmichael. He has been the ultimate good sport in this regard.
But I think I may have pushed him to his limit — or beyond — a couple of weeks ago when we went to Washington, D.C., for the Urban League’s national convention. So, after this post, I’m going to give Alan a break and make some other people pose with various sights I happen upon. This is fair warning to my friends!
We loved these whimsical sculptures of a mastodon and a donkey at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Alan poses with Elvis at the entrance to a special exhibit about "The King" at the Newseum.
This sculpture of a man trying to wrangle a huge horse is outside the Federal Trade Commission Building across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Newseum. Titled "Man Controlling Trade," it was made for the FTC in 1942 by New York sculptor Michael Lantz.
Alan at Nationals Park for a Nationals vs. Braves game.
I think Alan was trying to make a point when he picked up this t-shirt at the Newseum! It says: "Not a photo opportunity." Hahaha.
Photo credit: Jim Nichols took the photo of Alan at Nationals Park.
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