Free at last, free at last!!
The dark age of the Bush occupation has finally come to an end!
The owner of this building has had a running countdown to today's presidential inauguration in the first floor shop window for the past month. I'd kept an eye on the display during that time but ultimately I decided to save this shot to commemorate today's historic event.
One sad note on this otherwise joyous day; as I took this photo, a motorist driving through the nearby intersection shouted a racist remark that served as an ugly reminder that, as much as the inauguration of the first African American president signifies a major change in this country, some things will remain the same.