Saturday/ Gay Pride – sans parades

Happy Pride!  It’s Gay Pride weekend, and (as far as I know) there is no parade held anywhere this June, in the Northern hemisphere. These pictures are all from around Broadway here on Capitol Hill.

Julia’s on Broadway early on Friday night. (By the way, the light blue-pink-white-pink-light blue flag is the transgender flag).
The old Broadway Grill location had been closed for many years, so it’s great to see it being reincarnated into its newest restaurant, Olmstead. The rainbow unicorn hanging from the roof is a nice touch.
Yes, the famous mid-20th century classic kitsch pink flamingo ornaments are still around. They were originally created by artist Don Featherstone in 1957. When their popularity started to fade, John Waters’ 1972 film “Pink Flamingos” (a movie about bad taste!) put them back into the public consciousness.
It’s nice to see that the rainbow crosswalks around Broadway get a new coat of paint now and again from the city.


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