A morning walk in Arlington

A morning walk in Arlington

The beauty of jet lag is you get up nice and early and can get some more morning exercise.  I went to bed at 8PM, woke up at 10pm, 11:30am, 1am and finally wide awake at 2:23am.   After working for a few hours I decided to head to head out for a morning walk…

Today’s Configuration: Leica M9 with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4.

The sign of morning… beer restocking.

Heineken Morning Delivery

Arlington Sky

On every corner in every city in the world…

Starbucks Coffee in Arlington Virginia

What a good idea to add a touch of color to what is typically a very dark and dirty place…

The poles

Do not enter

Parking Meter in DC

Do not take a photo of this building!  It took about 3 seconds for guards to come out and say ‘I know you are a tourist but this is a government building and you cannot take photos’.   Hmmm a nondescript government building on the edge of DC…with very attentive security.    I wonder how they knew I was a tourist…I wonder if they are reading this now…I wonder if those black vans and helicopters are following everyone else in DC?

Government Building

American School Bus

Legal Sea Foods…  I haven’t been there in years.   Maybe we’ll eat there tomorrow.

Legal Seafood

I passed a small accident… I hope everyone is OK.

Firetruck in DC

Arlington Police Car

The metro in DC

Great sky this morning…

Morning Sky

Roads in Arlington

Roads in Arlington

I wish Japan had these…I would read the paper more.

Newspaper Vending Machines

Now this I love… There is a Bike Share in DC that you can subscribe to and just ride the bike where ever you are going and leave it.   When you want another one just grab it.   I ended up bumping into one of the owners and he said they are doubling the number of stations they have.

Capital Bike Share

Building in Arlington

All may park…all must pay!

All may park, All must pay

I love this idea…

Capital Bike Share

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  • http://celesta.smugmug.com Celesta

    How interesting, I actually was in Washington, DC yesterday as well – a very brief day trip. I thought it looked very different from my previous visit two years ago. A pity I cannot make it to Boston for a photo walk, but I have a good reason – going on my first snorkeling trip to the Caribbean :)

  • gord

    question – I keep seeing pictures of starbucks in almost every country you travel do you have a deal with them (ie free coffee for life) (ha ha)

  • arefti

    When I saw the title of today’s post I thought you were in my town: wrong Arlington, though.

    Boston just started a Bike Share program and apparently it’s so popular there are never any bikes available.

  • Dave

    Arefti – Are you going to come to my photo walk on Saturday in Boston?

  • Dave

    Gord – This is a brilliant idea… I wish I was sponsored by Starbucks… I would save a fortune but sadly I just go there a lot.

    Starbucks Management – Dear Sir/Ma’am – please consider me for some type of sponsorship…I will put your product in a good light. I really hate most of your sugary drinks and your ridiculously high calorie snacks so I will focus on your under marketed black coffee and black tea crowds as well as the ones who like low fat sandwiches when you have them….fingers crossed. – Dave

  • Dave

    Celesta – Small world! Enjoy your trip!

  • Hide

    Nice pictures. I felt like enjoying a morning walk in DC with you. It reminds me of my first visit to DC in 1982. Thanks.

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