Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Preparations

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.

1 comment:

molly said...

i love those last two shots.
i highlighted their photos too, day of stuff. beautiful photos. beautiful day.