Washington DC

The Eastern Market - Washington, DC by Mohamed Boraie

Mirrors, clowns, graffiti... this is not what I expected when I left on sunday morning to wonder around the city. My friend suggested we visit the Eastern Market and I quickly agreed knowing that my camera ( and I ) will be happy.

Once I got to the flea section of the market, I smelled a strong coffee flying through the air, so I stopped at one of the booths that sells Colombian coffee for a quick espresso. It was one of the best espresso I had in a long time. Maybe, It was just a badly needed sunny day after a long winter of snow that made the espresso (everything that day too) feels and tastes better.

I wondered around looking for things that that I always fantasizes buying from a flea market. For example, an old leather bag that would had a different life and had experienced interesting stories before I become the new owner. Or Sometimes, I would be wondering around looking for an empty wooden boxes that you can smell the dust and feel its age when you touch it.  

Below are some of pictures I captured that day at Eastern Market in Washington DC.    

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Change is the only constant, so embrace it! by Mohamed Boraie

A week ago, I was staring on the window from the yoga studio towards the street and the snow storm was coming down covering everything in white. The city was put on hold and everything almost stopped, even my flight to Florida to attend a friend's wedding was canceled under such weather conditions. I was not happy! Mainly due to the fact that growing up in Egypt, I have never seen snow till I was 22, so naturally I am not a big fan of such harsh winters.

Today, looking at the same window from the same place, it was sunny and lively outside with people jogging on the street in such beautiful weather. I could see the garden outside and the greenery escaping out from the remaining snow. I felt energized and happy again.

Change is  the only constant, so embrace it and do let the harsh cold winters get to you! After every winter, there will be always a spring!

This winter in DC

This winter in DC

From last spring in DC

From last spring in DC