Other than one roll of film just to make sure the thing worked, this was my first time experimenting with my "new" vintage camera, an Isolette "folder" from Germany. I picked it up from an antique/junk store in Cary, NC with no idea what I was doing or if it would work at all. I found some folks online who pointed me to Jergen at Certo6.com who unstuck the focusing ring and did an amazing job cleaning it up for me. I gathered up a few friends and went, where else, to a beautiful local cemetery. Despite the name, Congressional Cemetery is open to the public, and anyone can be buried there. It's well off the DC tourist trail but worth a visit if you're interested in history or old cemeteries.
Just posted a new gallery, with some 35mm and 120 photos of the abandoned trolley station lurking underneath Dupont Circle. Having lived in the DC area (on and off) since the 1980s, I'd heard of the Dupont Underground, and even remembered its ill fated stint as a food court, but I'd never actually been inside until recently. I was able to tour it as a donor to the initial crowdfunding drive to get it re-opened as an arts space. With only an hour to shoot, I loaded my Pentax K100 and Diana+ and grabbed my crappy tripod and just hoped for the best.