Esther's photos


Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial as seen from Tidal Basin. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.was commissioned to honor the third president of the United States. The marble neoclassic building was completed in 1943, and the 19 foot tall bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947. For more information about the memorial, see www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc73.htm. AIMG 9874

He had a dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial AIMG 9862

Ghosts of the past

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995. "The Mural Wall was designed by Louis Nelson of New York, NY and fabricated by Cold Spring Granite Company, Cold Spring, MN. The muralist, sculptor and architect worked closely to create a two-dimensional work of art adjacent to the three-dimensional statues. The wall consists of 41 panels extending 164 feet. Over 2,400 photographs of the Korean War were obtained from the National Archives. They were enhanced by computer to give a uniform li…

On patrol

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995. "The 19 stainless steel statues were sculpted by Frank Gaylord of Barre, VT and cast by Tallix Foundries of Beacon, NY. They are approximately seven feet tall and represent an ethnic cross section of America. The advance party has 14 Army, 3 Marine, 1 Navy and 1 Air Force members. The statues stand in patches of Juniper bushes and are separated by polished granite strips, which give a semblance of order and symbolize the rice paddies of Kor…

Teddy pays his respects (Explored)

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of two 246 foot granite walls enscribed with 58,320 names of American service men and women who were killed or were missing in action in Vietnam. It is customary to leave a remembrance near the name of a loved one. AIMG 9844

Lincoln

"The Lincoln Memorial is an American national memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer of the primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, 1920 – was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers; and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. Dedicated in May 1922.... The buildin…

The view from the Lincoln Memorial

Looking down the Reflecting Pool and seeing the Capitol on the left of the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Institute buildings and the Library of Congress on the right. AIMG 9847

16th Century table (Explored)

The Sunday Challenge: Tables Large Walnut Table with Uberti Arms c. 1500 made from walnut, pine, and maple inlay At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. BIMG 0150

The train in the tunnel (Explored)

The Saturday Self-Challenge: Things that start with T. A subway train arriving at a Metro station in Washington, D.C. TSSCIMG 9923
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