I didn't take too many photos, but here they are: Smithsonian Folklife Festival and DC.
A few notables -- first, from Texas, a video of Guy Clark:
Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson singing Homegrown Tomatoes.
Then, over through Bhutan, where we saw that incense-making is a lot like working with a Play-Doh factory (except more grueling):
We watched a textile artisan weaving at the loom:
Though I was also interested in the action behind the loom:
Seen head-on, the shoes look like snouts:
After the shoes, it was NASA's turn. Here's me trying to be clever with a shot of a model of the Ares 1 rocket and the Washington Monument:
I also got to hold $100,000 worth of NASA history -- a hand-crafted, stainless steel test model of an HL-10 lifting body. It was heavy:
We also saw robots, UAVs, space food, astronaut gloves, and high-altitude pressure suits.
Afterwards, we headed up to Dupont Circle to grab a bite at Bistrot du Coin. I did not expect to see Anonymous parked in front of the Church of Scientology, though they seemed happy that someone knew who they were (in a manner of speaking):
Anonymous, promoting their You Found the Card anti-Scientology Web site and this month's protest.
Then, after dinner, we did a little walking around and grabbed dessert in Georgetown.
So it was a pretty well-rounded DC afternoon (even if I did manage to lose a pair of new, albeit somewhat cheap, sunglasses, which disappeared under baffling circumstances).