Hey folks — I moved my DC photoblog over to WordPress — so far so good! Woot!
So this weekend – we took a tour of all the DC tourist traps…I mean memorials and stuff….
The box office diva spoke at $28 NPC lunch. Her remarks aired on CSPAN….The Medill News Service also shot the luncheon…we actually have one network interested in using our footage.
She was introduced as the Academy Award winner (Girl Interrupted) and as the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.
She said to bear with her…the flashing cameras made her nervous.
Jolie spoke about her visits to refugee camps all over the world. She talked about the difficult experiences refugee children encountered when applying for asylum in the United States. Many young victims are interrogated by American officals about being abused, raped and witnesses to brutal murders.
She sounded really sincere about her mission. It’s nice to see famous people do some good in the world.
As my photographer got some b-roll of this famous image from World War II – I snapped some pix of the memorial immortalizing the flag raising at Iwo Jima. I met a Kentucky Veteran who remembered crying when he first saw the flag raised up on the Japanese island.
As side note – the flag was hoisted up twice….someone in the chain of command thought the first flag was too small. So they got a bigger one. The second raising was photographed and that’s the one history remembers.
Yeah, I look happy….it’s like frickin’ Chicago 😛 And my car from Cali is still running. Doesn’t my little Corolla look great? And for the Cali readers of this photoblog – YOU DON’T NEED CHAINS TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW. Honest….
Here we are in Chicago….from 2004. It seems like I’m starting a trend of living in frickin’ cold places for the winter.