Thursday, September 28, 2006

Photography: Today's Lunchbreak

During lunch today I saw this poster advertising The Brand New Heavies. I want to go to this show!
They're going to be performing at the 9:30 Club on V St. NW on October 20th.
"Spending some time making love...making plans to last forever...Staying true until the end....Never Stop never giving up!"
This is also during my lunch break. These are some street performers on 19th street near the subway. These brothers could play! I even gave them a dollar! Hey, that's good for me. :)
(By the way, the guy on the sax is not me)

Bonus photo

This is me giving my wife a shadow kiss. She was near me at first and then she slipped through my fingers! She told me to hold that pose. Can you guess where I was trying to kiss her? *grin*

Enjoy your weekend! Peace~


tryphina said...

Mr Bess, Mr Bess caught skirting along the edges??!! lol

I am clapping very hard for your wife. She is the best photographer ever!!

Great weekend to you and your lovely wife :)

Michael J. West said...

You're kidding. Did you go to the Subway at 20th and P for lunch? So did I. How funny!

Stephen Bess said...

Thanks Try! You know that I like to skate along the edges. I'm telling you...I'm really a bad boy. :)

Haa haa! :) Yes, that's exactly where I was. That is funny. So, you saw these guys then. I thought that they were great!

lamkaho said...

hi Stephen

so good that there are street performers everywhere in your city, life is suffocating here, i am now working in my office, my job is something like a content writer, helping another university to develop an online argument mapping website, and i have been falling asleep in front of the computer for two weeks, for how long after will i be awake again??

thanks, you are so sweet that you always leave a message in my blog when i am paralyzed because of my narcolepsy.....


Nabeel said...

ahhh the trumpet players .. the sound just cheers one up .. here in Chicago .. we have many on the streets and train stations .. making one's way to home musical :)

Stephen Bess said...

LOL! No problem. I hope that you will be able to let loose this weekend. The boredom must die! :)

Now, who can resist Chicago Jazz? :)It does make the trip home and around town more interesting. I've missed Chicago since my last visit. Enjoy your weekend! Peace~

NML said...

It looks like you were kissing her tummy.... I hope... ;) My favourite Brand New Heavies song is the one I think is called 'Sometimes'...

Stephen Bess said...

Haa haa!! :) Tummy? Something like that. I hope that I get to see them.

Stephen Bess said...

I mean see The Brand New Heavies in concert. :)

Dancewithme2 said...

I need to move to DC. Where is the street jazz in St. Louis????!!!!???? :(

Stephen Bess said...

I know. You need to come on to DC and hit U street and Adam's Morgan with your girl Camille. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures! I thought that the guy on the sax was YOU! LOL!! guys resemble each other.

Oh yeah...Admans Morgan and U street are my regular spots! Gotta love it! =)

gnightgirl said...

Love that stairway pic. Your shadow kiss is hilarious; good job to the Mrs!

Stephen Bess said...

Somebody told me that I look like the sax guy so I had to put in my disclaimer. :)

I've seen that stairway for more than a year and recently decided that I wanted to take a picture of it. :)
Yes, the Mrs did a good job on that one. Thanks.

Rethabile said...


Stephen Bess said...

ee, ntate or wherever I could reach before she slipped away.

Professor Zero said...

ahhh what a cool lunch break!

Reflex said...

Oh, yes, Adams Morgan, I visited it, an "exotic" spot in DC :) I must visit U street in the future for the performances.

Stwap said...

Those are nice pix, an ur blog is great 2!! Can I hire ur wifey 4 afew day-juz 2 take my pix alone?Juz that..I promise!

Ruben said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! shadow kisses. I usually use them on people that i am stalking from a far.

Stephen Bess said...

Just to break the monotony. :)

Yeah, I think that you would like it.

Thanks. You're always welcome, but you can't joke about a man's wife. I don't even know you man??

LOL! Man, you're a trip. Thanks for the laugh. :)

Cergie said...

I have too much imagination for kisses, perhaps were you trying to kiss her everywhere ????????
I love the picture of the stairwell.
I love such decorated walls, but it must not be on my walls, oh no, no ! Not on my own walls !!!

Stephen Bess said...

See, leave it to someone from France to understand my kisses. Haa haa! :)Thanks. I love that picture as well. I'm going out today to look for more interesting pictures in the city. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

I will be looking forward to some beautiful fall photos from DC. ;)
love the musicans.

Rethabile said...

Thanks. You're always welcome, but you can't joke about a man's wife. I don't even know you man??"

Some respect. You should apologise. And you should comment on people's blogs with the credo of friendship, respect and brotherhood. Always. Otherwise keep your keyboard shut!

barbie said...

Bess....Oh Bess....When do you get any work done!

ChasingMoksha said...

Looks like a cool lunch. I think a street band would be fined where I live.

UPS dropped off my copy of CANE. I now have it in my little hands and will never give it away. I already read Paul and Bona and Harvest again.

ToastedSuzy said...

Great pictures!

I'm posting too late for the Bessie Smith post, but MY GOODNESS she is beautiful!

So are you! And your lovely wife, too (I can tell by her shadow.)

Thanks for this.


Stwap said...

sorry!guys!!I meant it 2 be a joke!!was actually complimentin her for gud photography.Men!I didnt mean 2 sound offensive...
ok down!4 forgiveness!

Rethabile said...


Asante sana, ndugu. I'll mix Swahili and Sesotho and English. I'm sensitive to (n)etiquette and friendship in every form. Thanks for clearing up the little misunderstanding. And sorry to Stephen for using his place as a forum for my sensitivity.

Hakena mathata.

Kaka yako

Stephen Bess said...

I will be making efforts to get some of those Fall pics for you. :)

good looking out. I appreciate the support and the sensitivity. :)

rarely. :)

Ahhh...My favorite book! Let me know what you think.

**smiling** Thanks! I'll pass on the compliment to her. Yes, Bessie was a lovely woman with a powerful voice.

It's all good. I actually didn't think that you meant any disrespect. I just said that just in case you were being as we say in the hood "slick." :)

black feline said...

the last photo is a scream! it shows your lighter

Stephen Bess said...

Yes, there is a lighter side to my seemingly serious blog. I joke around a lot. Btw, hello!

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