Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Transition '09


In less than an hour, the tyranny in Washington will be over and a new era will begin. Heady stuff indeed for all the world's citizens, not just Americans. A good source for online coverage is The Huffington Post.

Gabriolans followed the US election very closely and boy-o-boy are there ever a lot of Obama fans around here! We know of at least two all-day inauguration parties and everyone has been talking about this historic event.

The photo was actually made at the magazine rack of an independent bookstore in Port Angeles, WA but it's the best one I've got for today so here ya go.

6 comments:

raf said...

This is great, Snapper!
We share your enthusiam around our place for this change of leadership with Barack Obama and so, it seems, does much of the world.

Jackie said...

We're so happy over here too on this side of the Pond!

rob said...

God bless America!

Bob Crowe said...

There's a beautiful irony in your composition: all the handsome images of our new president across the top and underneath magazines called Bitch, The Big Ideas, Bust, The Advocate, Amass (as in fortune) and American Spectator. A lot of meaning packed into a small image.

BTW, everybody here watched the ceremony in the conference room, then started doing the Happy Happy Joy Joy dance.

Virginia said...

Glad you and Mrs Snap did not miss out on the festivities!!! Glad Bob pointed out the irony of your photo, I would have missed it! Things are looking up around here.

Snapper said...

Bob, thanks for getting and commenting on my intended irony. And Virginia, lesson learned eh? Just for the record, I'm not picking on my pal Virginia here but the fact that Bob was the only one (including Mrs. Snapper) who saw this image for what it was is a sort of mini-commentary on the modern instant gratification age. People (myself included sometimes) often don't take the time to really look at things, to really see. Food for thought...