Thursday, August 21, 2008


Walking on sunshine, yeah, yeah... Or, in this case, sitting in the sunshine. :
On the steps of the Smithsonian American Art Museum : Penn Quarter

This group of guys caught my eye as I was walking past the Smithsonian American Art Museum around lunchtime the other day. They seemed to be enjoying (if that's the right word for their culinary choice) McDonald's for their midday repast. Can you guess what their job is?

In other news, it seems that Mirage over at Vienna Daily Photo, has deigned to bestow upon me her Photography Buddy Award. Needless to say, I am flattered. Thank you, Mirage! The feeling is mutual. For those who don't know, I lived in Austria for nearly 20 months back in the late 1980s/early 1990s and spent nine months living in Vienna. I absolutely loved it! It's a beautiful city and a lovely country. Herzlichen Dank, Mirage.

Now here's a question: Am I suppose to pass it on? I really enjoy doing D.C. Confidential. The added bonus is all of the great people I've met in cities near and far. My thanks to those of you who visit this little blog and motivate me to continue bringing you my country's capital city in picture and word. And thank you to everyone who shares their corner of the world with the rest of us. You open our eyes and help us understand one another in ways our politicians and leaders are failing to do.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 08/08


Jim said...

Interns, tour guides? Congrats on your award.

Virginia said...

I love this museum. Am I thinking of the right one, that's attached to the National Portrait Gallery? If so, I was there in November. One of my favorites. I like the view up the stairs. Congrats on your award. Bet living in Austria was amazing.

Curly said...

Hi from South Shields,

I'd like to thank you for your steadfast support, the combine comments and emails from CDP bloggers has had a
profound affect, South Tyneside Council is to retrain it's staff and South Shields Daily Photo
will be posting again as from tomorrow.

Many thanks


marley said...

Well done on your award, you deserve it :)

I like the photo, how did you get the curved effect?

I think the guys work at Burger King!

D.C. Confidential said...

Jim: Good guesses. But no. (I'll reveal the answer at the end.)

VJ: The SAAM is a great museum. I have a couple of pictures of the interior I need to post.

Curly: I'm thrilled you've reached a compromise with the South Shields Council. Congratulations!

Marley: Thanks! The secret to the curve is a wide angle lens. I love this accessory on my camera when I want to get an entire building in a picture, but sometimes the bend is more than I care for.

And to answer your guess and Jim's: the three guys are Mormon missionaries.

Maya said...

You deserve it. Congrats!

Hmmm, white shirts? Ties? Could be a lot of things...

Dusty Lens said...

Congratulations and well said! and thanks for the 2 Things direction. I don't believe I've thanked you for that. Thank you!

Mo said...

Great shot. Take a bow for your award. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: There's a whole joke about white shirts and ties for these guys. I think they stole it from the Catholics...

Rob: I should be thanking you. The clarity and vividness of your work inspires me.

Mo: Thanks!

mirage2g said...

Same goes to you on how you would make me feel with your very kind comments! It is ok to pass it on of course..we are inspired by fellow city bloggers in one way or another...Take care =) Danke auch!

D.C. Confidential said...

Mirage: Good to know. I can think of a few photo bloggers to whom I'd like to pass along this award.