Friday, September 01, 2006

Photography: Chillin' In The District

Line at the club on U street

Open Mic at Mocha Hut


My brother, Thomas checking out the U street scene. He decided that he was not going to do open mic so we just did some people watching.
Game of chess outside of Mocha Hut

Two men talking in deli. I cannot remember the name of this place?
I hope that all will have a wonderful 4 day weekend if you are here in the United States. It's Labor Day ! This holiday is not connected to any battle. It was actually created to recognize the contributions of workers across America. It is on the first Monday of September. I also hope that all of my international friends have a great weekend as well. Peace~

20 comments:

faith said...

Very cool. Man, you make me want to come out and see DC. Looks like a happening place! Enjoy your weekend with you family!

Stephen Bess said...

faith-
You know that I can't show you those boring monuments. :)
However, I do need to showcase other neighborhood besides U Street. I concentrate on that next time. Peace and have a great weekend as well. Thanks~

NML said...

That place looks so cool! I always like your pictures :-) Have a great weekend!

urban butterfly said...

Yay for Mocha Hut!!

I was actually supposed to head there tonight to meet Ananda. But with this horrible weather outside, I cancelled. I can't be outside when its raining, or else I'll melt! lol =)

Enjoy your holiday, Sir!!

~UB

Heimdallr said...

Hope you have a happy weekend too, Stephen, great photos, love the pink glow of the deli, nice shot.

Stephen Bess said...

nml-
Thanks! I hope that your weekend is already in full swing. I'm sure it will lend itself to an interesting post soon. :)

ub-
It was a nice crowd. The poets were ok. The crowd is very supportive and polite. It reminds me of Appollo Kids. Everyone's a winner!!! :)

heim-
Thank you. That's one of my favorites too. I think the weekend will be fine once the storm passes.

barbie said...

Peace and Felicidades to you Stephen I am headed to Savannah.

Maxjulian said...

Damn, this makes me miss home. There are so few black people in Portland. Its kinda like seasonal affective disorder, but rather than sunlight - its blackfolks I'm not getting enough of.

UARIDI said...

Enjoy Labour Day weekend bro. I love long weekends although I pay for it on the Tuesday. Unfortunately, we have ran out of our quota for Monday bank holidays until next year.

I love your pictures as usual.

Rose said...

So poetry houses are the hit in Washington...just today someone mentioned to me you should open a poetry and tea with other drinks house....
Hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend

Tu s. Tin said...

Thank you for the comment, I'm glad to know your still around.

Stephen Bess said...

barbie-
Hello and I hope Savannah was good to you.

max-
Haa haa! That's funny. I would go through some withdrawal if I was there too.

uaridi-
Hey sis! Thank you so much and I hope that your weekend went well.

rose-
Yes, they are popular here in DC. It's a great creative outlet.

tus tin-
Likewise. :)

Heimdallr said...

What lovely images your poem brings to mind Stephen, and the photo is a perfect companion.

Stephen Bess said...

heimdallr-
Thanks! Your comment is much appreciated. :)

Cergie said...

I wonder if you have free day for the first of May.
In france, we have, it's called "fête du travail" = labour day = May Day!!!
I did a post for May Day, and my son Etienne (remember, Etienne = Stephen) wrote a comment:

Etienne said...
etienne a dit...

Comment for the non-french visitors of this blog :
There is a tradition in France to offer each May 1st a garden lilly to every important person we have. It's a lucky charm.
The origin of this common usage is pretty old : It is told that the french King Charles IX once received a garden lilly from a citizen who wished him luck. It was May 1st, in the 16th Century. The King decided then to offer garden lillies each May 1st, as a symbol of luck. This common usage is still very powerfull in France today.


2/5/06 10:26

Stephen Bess said...

cergie-
*smile* Yes, I had a friend who used to refer to me as Etienne. I like the French version as well. That's a wonderful history about May Day. I didn't know that. Isn't learning such a wonderful thing! Thank you. :)

Nabeel said...

i love chess on the street .. perfect for a lazy summer day .. but in ur case it was night time .. even better :)

Professor Zero said...

All of these pictures are great.

Professor Zero said...

p.s. we don't have may first labor day in the u.s. because it is considered too radical -- although its inspiration, apparently, was in the Haymarket riot of Chicago.

Stephen Bess said...

nabeel-
I love to watch, but I don't play a lick.

profzero-
Thanks! I need to explore some more of the city through my lense. Also, thanks for that history on the Haymarket riot of Chicago.