Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Photos: Merrifield Mosaic District

Global warming is turning Northern Virginia into Southern California. On a recent sunny 70 degree January day I decided to bicycle over to the new Mosaic District in Merrifield. Growing up in Falls Church City, I remember seeing movies at the Multiplex Cinemas when Merrifield was a run-down industrial district.

All I can say is wow! Merrifield doesn't suck anymore! The old movie theater was torn down years ago to make way for the transit oriented development called Mosaic. And it's not just Mosaic, there are new hotels, condos and apartments and construction cranes rising up within walking distance of the Dunn Loring-Merrifield station on Metro's Orange Line. The bicycling infrastructure isn't quite there yet, but with the Silver Line coming to Tysons, Fairfax County has big plans to make the car-crazy county more bicycle-friendly.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Photos and Videos: Obama Inauguration 2013

Washington, D.C. -- The historic second inauguration of President Barack Obama was a cause for celebration in the nation's capital as nearly a million people gathered on the National Mall to witness the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

Of course there is much preparation involved in such an enormous event. Thousands of people worked hard months ahead of time to make sure Washington was ready for the big day. Click here for pictures of the presidential viewing stand in front of the White House under construction and click here for photos of the inaugural platform being built at the U.S. Capitol.