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January 20, 2009: Pres. Obama’s Inauguration Day

January 20, 2009
Inauguration day!

I was there!

Today, 20th of January 2009 was a big day for all the citizens of the world. Today Barack Hussein Obama has been officially declared the 44th president of the US of A. Millions of people came to see and say, I have been there when history was written.

We were there!

The arrival : around 7:00 A.M

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What a wonderful world!

Where is the Capitol? How far are we?

Where is the Capitol? How far are we?

By bus

Arrival in that historic momentous frigid morning

Arrival in that historic momentous frigid morning

The bus was parked along…

Ecking 1500/Harry Thomas..1200

Road signs: Ecking 1500/Harry Thomas..1200

Maps were available too.

Giving out Inauguration Day Walking Map (North Zone) Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor

The DC residents giving out Inauguration Day Walking Map , January 20, 2009 (North Zone) Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor and Dan Tangherlini, City Administrator

I asked for two maps. (One for keepsake and the other for the purpose).

Inauguration Day Walking Map

Inauguration Day Walking Map

Reading direction:

Map reading:

map-reading

Where am I? Where am I going? How far am I from the Union Station? How far am I from the Capitol?

Big circle – Bus location
Small circle – Capitol
Smallest circle – Metro (center)

Smallest circle Union Station

Smallest circle Union Station

Two routes:

  • New York Ave NE
  • Florida Ave NE

Nearest Station: M NEWYORK AVE FLORIDA AVE NE

Let us walk!

Father and son walking along New York Avenue NE - Cool!

Father and son walking along New York Avenue NE - Cool!

We braved that frigid morning

stream-of-people

With the stream of people approaching the designated rendezvous, I felt the energy. We felt each others energy. We warmth each other in that frigid historic momentous.

Where is this crowd heading?

Where were we heading? To the mall... and some say this is the line for purple ticket holders.

I had never seen or I had never been in a huge crowd as this one.
The person behind me commented; “this is like a super bowl crowd!”
A super bowl crowd?

The DC crowd

I was in the crowd ...it was not moving. I felt that it was getting tighter and tighter. I chickened out! I bailed out!

So I went far from the crowd and I blogged!

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