Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Seven Monuments

Today was a whirlwind of monument-visiting on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

It's been 30 years since my last visit and it was the first time for Daughter Number-Three-Point-One. Come to think of it, almost half of these didn't exist the last time I was here.

Martin Luther King, Jr., emerges from a 30-foot block of granite located near the Tidal Basin cherry trees.

FDR and Fala at about twice life size. The memorial is a series of gardens and sculptures that represent each of his terms. This statue is at the end of the garden.

Part of the Korean War Memorial: a platoon strides through a field in ponchos and helmets, on patrol.

Picture-taking is the main activity at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Washington Monument as seen from across the Tidal Basin.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where silence still reigns more than 30 years after the monument opened.

Albert Einstein on the lawn of the National Science Foundation. From the way the bronze is rubbed, it's clear that people often perch upon his right knee.

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