MONUMENTAL…just a little taste of WDC (part 1)

August 3, 2010 § 5 Comments

Something to remember…and it’s carved in stone.

Hmmmm…there’s a decal/logo you don’t see every day…


Sobering moments of salute, to all those gone before, to all those who went down to keep us up…this is a glimpse of Arlington Cemetery.

Our Capitol topped by a 13-ton statue…all the stone and statues in WDC make you feel solid, like it will last forever and ultimately, that  everything will work out ok.

Flags and eagles as toppers and storytellers…

An eagle having a ball…

I’m sorry. I don’t know/remember who this is, but he sure sits a fine horse and this is a beautiful tribute. There’s no way you can look at it without having to look  up.  But most people in WDC seem to have their feet on the ground so “looking up” works out well.

Part of the WWII memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. At last count, the latter is in more than two dozen of my pictures from our 7-day stay in WDC.

A sign here in the Lincoln Memorial requests “quiet.” 
And it’s honored. 

thanks for taking a wee bit of my WDC tour.

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§ 5 Responses to MONUMENTAL…just a little taste of WDC (part 1)

  • shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful and iconic assortment of photos. The Lincoln Memorial is my favorite, although I have a strange fondness for the Supreme Court Building and the Folger Library, too.

    Have you been there at cherry blossom time? I can only imagine how beautiful these sights would be during the festival.

    Isn’t it an amazing testament to the power of some of these memorials that signs like “Quiet, please” actually are honored?

  • ds says:

    Beautiful photos. Love your description of Arlington (“those who went down to keep us up” yes). There’s meant, i think, to be something symbolic in the way men on horseback are posed in statue. If the horse has one leg up, as in your photo, or is rearing, or has all four hooves on the ground. One of them means the soldier died in battle–don’t know which.

    Thanks for the great tour of a great city. I loved Lincoln’s Memorial, too…

  • Becky says:

    Seeing these pictures makes my heart happy. 🙂

  • Nora says:

    Can we go back now? Rest in cozy hotels & wander the streets taking endless pictures? Prett please?

  • jeanie says:

    Wow — I love what you said about the statues looking and making one feel so solid! What a great trip. I suspect Arlington has the same sense of awe that Normandy had for me — so many lives…

    Getting “dug out” and catching up! Glad you are, too!

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