Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Interlude (4)

Working from home today. The inaugural address read--for me--as a nudge to get to work. So later this afternoon, Letras Latinas Blog returns to the business of its mission. But first a brief, modest photo essay---of yesterday. I was glad to have been there---it's still sinking in.

Thousands began gathering at the mall well before daybreak.
We were among those who got a "late" start.

We entered the mall opposite the Capital, walking past the monument.

The jumbotron displaying a sea of people and flags.

Glimpse the Capital dome on the lower left.

The moment we came for.

President Obama begins inaugural address.

Elizabeth Alexander reads a poem.

Semi-official estimates: 1.8 million of us.

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