Another Normal Sunday at the Mall

Practicing mediation and relaxation in the warm, green carpet of the Mall

Just another typical Sunday -- national community church with guest pastor Zeb Mengistu, pastor of Beza International Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Enjoyed the sermon, his wit and all the laughs he provided everyone at the Union Station theater.

Then made a bee line for the Mall and started on my routine run -- Yup, Capitol, Wash, WW II, Lincoln...You know, the storming normal morning.

The Mall was a hodgepodge of interesting people, causes and characters as you would expect.

Dan Neidhardt is a pretty amazing man.  An artist who lives in the Adams Morgan district, he moved here several years ago from Mississippi. Today, Dan biked 120 miles to Purceville,
a beautfiful rustic community in Loudoun County, Virginia.  What's even more amazing is that Dan is all of 67. 

This is the 2nd time I've run into Dan in a month at the exact same location -- the water fountain next to the WW II Memorial.

Justin Pyle capturing the venerable, timeless beauty of the iconic  Smithsonian Castle

Another fine work of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, embodying the strength and symbolism of freedom of rights and independence

These meditators were nice enough to let me capture a picture of them reflecting near the Capitol

Playing bocce ball.  The objective is to get the colored balls closest to the white ball.  Interesting game -- first time I've seen, I must admit.

Supporters of democracy in Iran

This picture was taken near the Washington Monument on Independence Ave

After the run, bike (a couple of invigorating loops around Hains Point), and then swimming at Bolling AFB, I felt refreshed and gratified -- it was a superb workout -- another three-peat workout on a cozy Sunday afternoon.

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