As always, Boston.com’s Big Picture blog has some great images today. The focus is on the preparations for Barack Obama’s inauguration which is expected to draw over 2 million people to Washington DC.
America’s first black president will be sworn in at noon today and then the monstrous task of living up to expectations begins.
I am also newly employed so I know what it’s like to try to find your footing in a new job. Of course, I don’t have to fix Iraq. Or the economy. And the salesman before me wasn’t running the most insular and secretive sales office in the history of the company.
And while I didn’t take an oath of office (I do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of sales rep…), I know how nervous you can be on your first day at a new job!
Putting the final touches on the inauguration seal.
A ticket to the Inauguration ceremony. (I got a golden ticket! I got a golden ticket!)
Official expect Washington DC's mall to fill "beyond capacity."
A practice run for the Presidential motorcade.
A week before the inauguration, many employees of the previous administration packed up their desks and offices and submitted their resumes to Monster.com.
President Lincoln's inauguration. March 4, 1861.