Inauguration photos

It is a difficult thing to describe. I was among the million in the crowd, and had a front row seat to history being made. Among the highlights though were the reaction of the crowd to George Bush – wholescale boos. This was followed by everyone singing “na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye”.

After Obama became president, the music started – hail to the chief came on and the people around me began dancing. People smiled and danced with strangers, the atmosphere was one of sheer delight. The crowds were tremendously positive, and despite being squeezed and jostled everyone was polite and friendly. The crowd also reacted well to the gaffe during the swearing in.

Here are some of the photos from today’s inauguration.

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13 thoughts on “Inauguration photos”

  1. Great pics! Love the pics of people walking in the tunnel. The B/W photo looks like something from Close Encounters. What an experience!

  2. Some deadly pics Gavin. Good work! I especially like the one of the euphoric woman in the shawl – it’s a keeper.

  3. Wow, great photos. Your updates are great – I’m so jealous I’m not there! Enjoy the celebrations – looks like a great atmosphere.

  4. Love your photos…they really capture the excitment and mood of the day. I mean really.
    Heather from Canada

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