D.C. in Photos: The Night Time

Friday night we walked in D.C.

Sun setting

Sun setting.

In fact, I caught that one before the sun had settled behind the beautiful buildings.

Saturday night we high-tailed it over to Verizon Center and spent time inside with Neil Diamond.

Ready for a show.

Ready for a show.

Thank the Lord for the Nighttime.

Thank the Lord for the Nighttime.

It almost took all night to check out all of Neil Diamond’s merchandise available for purchase. Alas …

I caught some cool night photos otherwise with my iPhone 6.

Here they are, gallery-style.

Click an any image for a description. Click and hold on the bottom right image for an enlarged slide show.

Coming tomorrow: Peek-a-Boo Views

See Tuesday: Our Canadian Friends

Are you confident or hesitant about walking in a city at night, and why? Where would you like to walk in D.C., and why? Which photo is your favorite, and why?

50 thoughts on “D.C. in Photos: The Night Time

    • Thanks, Beachbums1. That Spy Museum had a line down the block every day we were there … in the daylight. It looked cool at night, for sure. Thanks for dropping in and commenting.

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      • and you know =- all night time photos have their challenges – no matter what the device – and the “ready of for a show” photo is “pure joy”

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      • Yes, you are right about the cameras being tougher at night, too, I must not forget that. I took two journalism photography classes with 35mm SLR school Pentax to shoot with and dark room work our own responsibility back in college! Way back, with BW film, chemicals and enlargers. πŸ™‚

        Yes, we were pretty joyous in that photo, Y. Indeed.

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    • It’s part of the gallery option, Tile Mossaic, open to all, Scott.

      Here’s how: When you post your pictures, hit Create Gallery. Then add all the photos you want in the gallery to the media file and check them off, adding the captions as you go. Click Create Gallery. Cllick Large, and Tiled Mosaic as the Gallery Type. Click Insert Gallery. They taught us in the Photo 101 workshop, which also was free! Email me if I’m being too cloudy.

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  1. Neil Diamond was so lucky to have you two guys there.
    I love central london at night. All we need is for the tube to keep running after midnight – and they promise that it will in a couple of years time.
    great gallery – is there anything you can’t do on this blog of yours!?

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    • It would be awful to get caught out after the tibe stops running in central London, Rachel. I guess you’d have to take a bus, or maybe they stop even earlier, or a taxi (or whatever you call it there).

      There must be things I can’t do on my blog, Rachel, but when I find out what they are, I’ll immediately try to figure out how to do them. πŸ™‚ Maybe.

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  2. Those photos are awesome! I have the IPhone 6 and now you’ve inspired me to try and take some photos.

    I do love a city at night. I think all the shining lights makes for a more impressive view than daytime.

    Okay, your whole blog looks different! When did that happen *crawls out from under her rock^

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    • You must start taking photos with your iPhone 6, Samara. The camera is fantastic. Perfect for blog use, I find (obviously).

      I redesigned my blog a few weeks ago, changing the header photo and colors and widget order and things like that. I hope you like the new look. Glad to see you back, my friend. ❀

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  3. Big city night life is exciting. So excited and happy for you and Karen to have seen Neil Diamond and also, sharing a photo of you both in your seats. This was my favorite since you and Karen look so happy, the seats look like good ones, too.
    Glad the trip had so many happy memories made, knowing you will treasure and re-visit them in your mind. Which was your favorite Neil Diamond song, Mark? Does he still ‘got it?’ smiles!

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    • He does still have it, Robin. My favorite was ‘Holy Holly.’ The encore of ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘America’ was next best. He had a half-dozen more that were really great, my friend. So good, so good, so good, is Neil Diamond at 74 years old.

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      • I really liked him awhile back, as a guest counselor for the American Idol show. The one song I cannot remember who sang it, but if fit her perfectly, too, was “Forever in Blue Jeans.” A pretty and sometimes ‘spacey’ girl with blonde hair sat with barefeet and was darling in this episode. I was so glad they chose many of my favorites on the show.
        I am amazed he is still an awesome singer, so glad you liked “Holy Holly’ and the other two, along with the whole concert, Mark! Neil D. is so good, in my eyes and ears, too!

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  4. i love the look of the city at night. i like to walk in a big city if not alone, and in my little town, with or without a chaperone ) i especially enjoyed your sun setting shot and the shot of the two of you, glowing with excitement at the neil diamond concert –

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  5. Great photos, Mark! I’ll have to catch up on the other Washington DC posts, in between studying for this insurance exam – taking the test Tuesday. You are getting some great shots with your iPhone!! Love them all, but my favs are the one of you & your wife, & the one you took of her outside Gordon Biersch! Hope y’all enjoyed the show!
    “I am I said . . . to no one there . . .” Yeah – you know I am listening as I type this!! Gonna have to have a little ND concert this morning as I do my mother-in-law’s taxes πŸ™‚
    (Been awhile since I listened to Neil πŸ™‚ )

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    • Doing your mother-in-law’s taxes is a good way to flex the mental muscles for the insurance exam, Sadie. Get you in the right frame of mind. You are so going to rock it.

      Thanks for the kind words. MDW Karen and I were in a great mood to see Neil and for the whole four-day getaway. That helped my photo-taking, most certainly! Enjoy your time with ND today. The man was a legend in our time, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚

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  6. I love your night photos gallery Mark! The iPhone must be amazing! Are those stars in the sky? Do you set it on night mode then hold your hand impossibly still? I’m impressed! ❀
    Diana xo

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  7. Well, it definitely depends on the city. After walking through Alphabet City, NYC and certain parts of Hollywood at night, Burbank’s nothing. As for D.C., although I’m not that familiar, I always like to see the parts of a city the every day people see, not necessarily the touristy stuff. Sometimes that’s difficult to find. Some more great pics, but I’d have to say I like the one of your wife in front of the restaurant. There’s something pretty about the architecture (and, oh yes, your wife too!!) and well framed. Was the one of the two of you at the N.D. concert a selfie?

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    • It is fun to go into the “regular parts,” Marissa. Agreed. Hard to do on a short trip like this, when all we did was walk, walk, walk. I love the wife shot in front of GB. Thanks! And, no, I passed my phone to the row behind us for the pre-concert shot. πŸ™‚

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  8. I agree that the one with Your Dear Wife Karen is the best — it looks like you’re having such a great time.
    The tower-y looking building in the first shot is (I hope I’m not spoiler-ing) the Old U.S. Post Office building, which Ivanka Trump is turning into a hotel. It’s a great backdrop for sunset photos!

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    • No spoiling, at all, Hippie. Jump in and explain as needed. There’s too much blind shooting, unfortunately. So Ivana is updating an old Post Office. I bet it’ll be grand, then, because it was grand then. Thanks for your kind words about MDW Karen and I. We were getting ready to see a concert. πŸ™‚

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