Monochrome Tuesday, Eclectic but True

in PowerHouseCreatives7 months ago (edited)


There will be no regrets to escort the drizzle of this morn. Misty droplets falling from the sky, consigning my rays for a different date and time. The trees take a bow, courtesy of that perpetual swirl in the wind. It came, it went, it had its way. It shouldn't come back for the rest of the day — at looking for my pocket full of sunshine.

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Did you know that the Capitol Building has an underground subway? A private means of transportation to take politicians from the House to the Senate building and back again? One of the reasons you don't seem many of them mixing with mere mortals on the streets. Except for George Stephanopoulos, a former senior advisor to the President during the Clinton years. He went to Georgetown Starbucks and didn't mind rubbing shoulders with the people. I even got bid good morning a time or three walking down the street.


"Did you know that the Capitol was built after Thomas Jefferson held a design competition? Did you know the name of the statue that graces the top of the Capitol is “Statue of Freedom’? Did you know that in 1899 a law was put into effect that restricted any building in the District to be taller than the Capitol?"

Yeah… that was repealed. Did you know? Did you know? That is the joy of history, there is always a good story behind it — at The Capitol, Washington D.C.


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This is the Lincoln Memorial that was built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. right across from the Washington Monument. (see number 2 on the map) It may give you some idea of how the Mall is laid out. The vast majority of the city is walkable. It makes it easy to visit most of the Monuments.

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I'm running on West Coast time tonight, so there is plenty of time left to squeeze in my #MonochromeMonday by @Old-Guy-Photos! And because we really live on the East Coast, it is now time for #TreeTuesday by one and the same @Old-Guy-Photos. Many pardons for running the late game this week.

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The Lincoln Memorial is a popular place to take your cup of coffee and enjoy the beauty of the day. I like to look down across the reflecting pool and people watch. It is like a sport here.


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Random Monochromes is the name of this game. This is a fiddle player from the Scottish Highland games. He was so intense in his playing or perhaps it was the music that was intense. I could feel it surrounding me, pulling me in...If you closed your eyes, you could feel it singing to you. I swear it. In the end, he won the overall competition.


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Flowers. There must always be flowers. Today, we will give you
Monochromatic Roses, to color your day.


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This shot was from the last Indian PowWow that I attended. There are five Indian Nations in which all the tribes fall under—the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole. The Indian Nations have a wide variety of art forms, lifestyles, regalia ( and beliefs. This is what I call Indian Pride. I love this guy and he loved his tribe.

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"Powwow regalia is a powerful mode of self-expression that blends historical and modern dress. Worn with responsibility and pride, the clothing represents community traditions and personal tastes. A dancer's powwow outfit is a collection of items that reflect their lives, interests, and family background."


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The moon was framed by the darkness and nestled among the trees. Oh it was playful and full of mischief, hiding among the cloud, never really giving me a chance to make it look good.

Le sigh.


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When such a tiny slice of nature shows up in your view, you can only step back in awe that we are surrounded by such amazing creations. Look, but, don’t touch. How lucky to have such a variety of life touch our shores and be captured with our lens. I believe we have reached the part where we bring in the trees. Let's bring out those trees for #TreeTuesday!



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A woodland walk among the leaves
Guided by the gentlest breeze
Branches so golden and roots, deep still in the earth
Shading my life from the decades that are spinning
Until
One day
My tall, sturdy knight
Standing through the weather
the seasons of life
In this world that I had created
An all-knowing sense
Of truth as we know it
Littering the Earth
Converging into one

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Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul


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And just like that, this post is over. From beginning to end, I'll do it again, probably tomorrow. Have an amazing day! Do something fabulous!



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they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Wow a wonderful way to knock off 2 tags with one amazing post! Certainly architecture is always a great choice for mono.

Yes about the politicians and us mere mortals. I remember that Ross Perot said he was not going to have all of the big motorcades and such. I wonder now if he would have been a good President.

Monochrome seems to be the perfect medium for faces as well. I think coz it forces us to concentrate on the expressions and not get lost in the color. You really hit the ball out of the park with this post Princess. Simply amazing.

 7 months ago 

Thank you and sorry to double tag your post like that with two major ones, I just didn't have enough time to do both, so I compromised.

I have to wonder about Perot. At the time, I thought he would make a good President, not having the agenda that the others had, however, if I looked at him personally, he had his reach everywhere. So would have have been any different than Trump? Perhaps not as loud and with a bit more cultured? Errr. Maybe not. We will never now. We can only take an educated guess at it.

I do like monochrome in the faces. I always have, but, have found it is hard to get a good face shot at times. And thank you. It is always nice to be appreciated. ;)

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You know I am happy anytime you can take part in either tag. Heck I dont even take part all the time. To be honest, I even stole the idea and used it today!

We will never know about Perot. I will be honest and say I did not vote for him simply because it seemed like a wasted vote. However, I think/thought having an outsider that is a successful business guy as president was a good thing. Perot was certainly right when he spoke about the giant sucking sound that all of the jobs leaving oversees would make.

It is true getting a good mono face is not easy. I want to start maybe getting a few street photography faces ala John Free.

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 7 months ago 

Haha! I am always with my face on here!

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both architecture very nice also thanks for behind the previous story . overall nice .❤

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Thank you very much for the kind words. It is much appreciated to have to stop by and leave them. Have a nice day!

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Beautiful post and photos
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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your kind words behind.

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A great post full of interesting information

Have a great day

 7 months ago 

Thanks, JJ @tattoodjay It is a jumble of stuff for sure! :) I hope your hectic day has slowed down. Yikes! Have a good day and blow it easy!

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Guauuu que hermosa reseña historica,cada pais con sus historias y muchas veces muy bonita digna de admirar amiga,mi voto para el parrafo inicial de su escrito,muy hermoso y con mucha inspiracion,que pase buen dia y gracias por su bondad amiga cuidese

 7 months ago 

¿Habla usted Inglés? No tenía idea y pensé que solo entendías español. Por supuesto, la mayoría de los jóvenes entienden bien algo de inglés. Espero que todo esté bien y que tengan un feliz día.

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 7 months ago 

There is always a story behind everything, absolutely! We forget it sometimes, but still deal with the decisions made and get confused by them. But always a story.

Those flowers would have looked great in sepia! :)

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 7 months ago 

There always is a story and perhaps not the one we wanted or thought it should be, but, a story nonetheless.

Thanks! You are probably right about the sepia. I will have to do an edit on it later today. I hope all is well at the Wiebes.

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Thank you @busbecq! Much appreciated!

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monochromatic fun truly great to see those beautiful architectural buildings so much fun :)

 7 months ago 

Thank you so much! Architecture works so well with monochrome. It is fun trying to find a building that has the right angles to make it really pop. Have a great day!

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hello lovely happy week
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 7 months ago 

Hello beautiful! Thank you so much and I wish you a happy week as well! The weather is so warm, it is hard to see winter today!

Besos!

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Today I found time to say hello, here the day is cold and airy, bad day for me to comb people's hair haha

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Haha! Yes!!! :)

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I really hope to make it out to DC soon. I really want to see the town. Thanks for sharing some photos of it. I did know about the subway but thanks for some fun stories to go with that.

 7 months ago 

You are always welcome. It is a pretty nice town from a tourist point of view. Hope you get out here someday.

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