Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pic(k) of the Week: Saxman

Baseball's Opening Day is a sure sign of warm weather to come, days getting longer.

So it was, 5 April, 2010, in Washington, D.C.: bright sunshine and the temperature, unseasonably warm, at 85 °F.

This gentleman was playing his sax, positioned alongside of the half-block of Half Street leading from the Navy Yard Metro Station to the centerfield ballpark entrance of Nationals Park.

President Obama would throw out the first pitch, high and outside to the left. The Washington Nationals would lose to the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-1. But the beer was cold, and the jazz, hot.

  • Nationals Park is easy to get to via Metrorail. Blue, Orange lines to L'Enfant Plaza. OR Red, Yellow lines to Gallery Place. Either, transfer to Green Line toward Branch Avenue. Exit at Navy Yard Station. Turn left on Half Street.
  • JDLand is an informative blog of the Near Southeast/Ballpark district. Look for the photos and stories of the stadium's construction.
  • Fun with Corel Paint Shop Pro: see the original full color version of the photo: here.
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays.

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