Sun Burst

3/9/13 -121-
3/9/13 -121-
This photo was taken at 8:59 am on January 18, 2013
The location was in Washington DC on Pennsylvania Avenue
The "Take It!" was not a matter of contemplating if I wanted to take the shot, but how fast could I get my camera out of my pocket in order to be able to capture this magnificent display of a ray of sunlight which was a part of a sunrise.  I feel very fortunate in having gotten just as much of this as I did for in a matter of a few more seconds, the show was over. 
The "After Take: had a number of facets.  The first being, to everyone I showed it to, the photo earned a "Wow"  My immediate response was to say just how lucky I was to have caught it. Viewers seemed to want to spend more time this one, than they usually do in looking at pictures.  Perhaps it may have something to do with the building the burst is behind.  This is "The Old Post Office."  It is a wonderful building that at one time was a huge post office and office building.  It is now closed.  The tower actually has bells in it.  The structure was put up for bid recently to be converted into a luxury hotel.  Donald Trump won the bid and is going through the permit process to start on the project.  Conversions of older buildings are never easy - so here is hoping he returns this wonderful structure back to a state of splendor with its new function as a hotel.
I think there is also a little bit of question about having future of this building that is so filled with history to be in the hands of such a controversial figure.  He is certainly a fellow that knows how to put splendor into a project.  I have been in the Trump Tower in New York City and must say to walk in the front door into the lobby is to have a chance at having one's jaw drop. It is magnificent.  Here is hoping he can and will produce the same sort of magic with his first hotel venture in our nation's capital. 
Here is hoping many a sun burst come your way. Completely on their own, they are grand,  if they can bring attention to a certain object or something, whatever it might be,  they can, as they say cast a new light upon the subject.  I have enjoyed savoring this new light, every time I look at this photo.
Wishing you sunshine in your day.
PS:  This building is on Pennsylvania Avenue and always seems to be a point where the newly sworn in President of the United States and his wife step out of their limousine and walk up the street waiving at the crowd.  I must say having this grand structure almost be a part of this tradition gives it a very special place as it invariably is caught by the TV cameras as the background for this part of the walk being shared by the cheering audience and of course - the President and First Lady.     

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Teri (Saturday, 09 March 2013 13:44)

    I've been in that building. It is worth checking out if you've never been. You can go to the top and get an excellent view of some of the city. Great Picture!!!

  • #2

    Sf1967 (Saturday, 09 March 2013 13:45)

    Thats neat.

  • #3

    Livin4love (Saturday, 09 March 2013 13:46)

    Clouds and the sun go very well together.

  • #4

    Gabe (Saturday, 09 March 2013 13:47)

    The sky looks like a painting compared to the buildings.

  • #5

    Livin4love (Monday, 11 March 2013 13:12)

    Such beauty!