One Oaklander’s view of the inauguration

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:

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.