Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hardhat zone

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Monday, May 26, 2008

DC Memorial Day Parade

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ave atque vale: Orleans House

Tom Sarris' Orleans House was a landmark in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia for 40+ years.

Home to a giant salad bar and slabs of prime rib, it was the perfect place for college grads to go with the parents for a "real" restaurant dinner (well, for me this was in the less trendy 80s!).

With ironwork, balconies, and lots of greenery, it gave diners an idea of what Tennessee Williams' New Orleans might look like (if it had a steamboat shaped salad bar that is!)

The Orleans House closed in January 2008 to make way for a high rise development on the location. I only went there a couple of times, but somehow knowing it was there was comforting!

By May, the exterior was nearly stripped and the "Old South" look was starting to take on a post bellum look!

Flora and Fauna

Lady bug and honeysuckle

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Clarendon Day Parade

Some of the amazing Bolivian dancers at the annual Clarendon Day parade in Arlington, VA