I have never lived in a really large city, so I am enchanted by some sights that the locals may not even give a second look.
Like musicians playing on the street for tips.
I asked these guys for permission before taking their pictures … and made a “donation” to encourage their cooperation.
This guy’s very bluesy music reminded me of a New Orleans sound. And I even thought the painted brick wall behind him and his cool hat added to his New Orleans look. All-in-all he just looked very organized.
On the other hand, I picture that this guy might have been walking along the street, wondering what he was going to do with his day, when he came upon a supply of buckets and cones. Then deciding to play a little music to earn a few bucks. He was making great reggae music with his very temporary-looking drums. As I watched him I wondered if at any minute a construction worker might walk up and demand his cones and buckets back.
I really enjoyed being in Washington learning about history, but it was made even more special when accompanied by blues or reggae background music (or kites!).