Posted by Katherine |
January 21, 2009 – 1:27 pm
If you were anywhere near DC or a TV or the web yesterday, you couldn’t have missed the monumental inaugural crowd. (One of the coolest shots from the MSM: this 360 from the NYT.) If for some reason you had your head in a paper bag, here’s a hint of the masses.
Barry S says he and everyone else “formed an orderly line behind the security checkpoint” that gave access to the parade route:
[xtol7 / Flickr]
Jqblue (featured previously here) got an atmospheric shot — complete with flags, dome, and TV-camera crane — down at the Capitol end of the Mall:
[jqblue / Flickr]
Sarah Mick (also featured here) was embedded somewhere middlish(?) on the Mall. Looking back towards the Lincoln Memorial, she saw bundled people all the way to the horizon:
[sarahmick / Flickr]
Sarah says that, after the inauguration, the crowd wedged its way down 18th St. because everything else was blocked off for the parade.
tags 2009 DC inauguration mediacoverage postelection security supporters