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One Oaklander’s view of the inauguration

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 6:05 pm in General, Inauguration 2009.

Oakland resident, East Bay Municipal Utility District attorney and longtime Democratic Party activist Joel Freid was at the inauguration yesterday, and has been kind enough to share dozens (!) of photos he took during his trip to Washington, D.C. I’ve culled out a few (click on ‘em to enlarge) that seem to give a good flavor of the experience.

Here’s Freid’s view of Sunday’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial:

Visiting with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, during her pre-inaugural bash at the Rayburn Office Building on Monday:

See more of Freid’s photos after the jump…The crowds trying to make their way into the ticketed areas near the Capitol on Tuesday morning:

The scene behind Freid’s vantage point on the National Mall:

Freid’s view of President Obama’s oath:

The Obamas dropping by the Western Inaugural Ball:

Freid cutting a rug at the ball:

And, upon discovering Walter Mondale was travelling on the same flight out of DC:

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  • Diane Valentino

    Thank you for sharing… I could not go and have enjoyed seeing photos from those who did…
    it was cool looking at your concert and innaugeration views,
    I was in nearly the same locations for each at Clinton’s first innaugeration.
    in peace,
    Diane
    PDA Orange County
    and Laguna Beach Democratic Club President

  • Judy Cox

    Hi, Joel-

    Great pictures, great event–glad you could be there representing all of us Oaklanders!

    Judy Cox
    MGO Democratic Club