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Juneteenth

Photo of the Week!

F 4; 1/100; 32mm.

Shot in Washington, DC, at Black Lives Matter Plaza.

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Clear skies, open spaces

Photo of the Week!

F 4.5; 1/320; 107mm.

Shot on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

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Blue skies at last

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F 8; 1/800; 81mm.

Shot at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.

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21 higher flyer predictions for ’21 (Part 2)

The Daily Flyer

Welcome to the January 11, 2021 edition of “The Daily Flyer,” The Higher Flyer‘s newsletter that gathers up and summarizes some of the day’s most important happenings in the world of airlines, hotels, award points, and other travel-related things. Today’s main feature picks up where last Wednesday’s entry left off and offers 10 more predictions for 2021. It also covers higher flying’s uncomfortable intersection with acts of sedition, updated elite status qualifications (or not), and a list of COVID test providers.

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The United States Capitol

On January 6, 2021: the host to American shame.

The Higher Flyer is a travel blog that caters to a relatively niche audience. Its posts are thematically consistent, and the vast majority of its articles are write-ups, analyses, and commentaries on the news; guides and advice sections on how to maximize purchasing power; and trip reports and reviews of various airlines and hotels. I occasionally like to publish my pictures too.

The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 transcends any and all of these topics. Let the record reflect this: these events represent a dark moment in the history of the United States, and if you call yourself a patriot, you have a civic responsibility to condemn them unequivocally. This is not a liberal versus conservative issue, but rather it’s right versus wrong and there’s only one correct answer. The country has spoken and justice has prevailed; a pox on those who desecrate our democratic institutions!

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For a more perfect Union

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F 12.15; 1/160; 142mm.

Shot on the north side of the White House — looking northward — in Washington, DC.

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For better, this is America.

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F 10.8; 1/800; ISO 100; 97mm.

Shot on the north side of the White House — looking southward — in Washington, DC.

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“There is Hope”

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F 8; 1/160; ISO 100; 24mm.

Shot at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

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Darkness falls on Washington

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F 5.6; 1/80; ISO 100; 21mm.

Shot on the east side of the Washington Monument — looking westward — in Washington, DC.

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