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Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC


February 21, 2014

MARINE CORPS WAR MEMORIAL This week The Daily Post has challenged us to share three photos of our own to create a three-picture story to help us think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another. A detail: […]


May 5, 2013

A FEW PLACES I’VE VISITED IN THE LAST YEAR I had to include my hometown, the City of Pittsburgh, it has a number of attractions that I am sure you would be pleased to see. Visit more attractions at Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post, located here. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!


April 13, 2013

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL MEMORIAL I was in Washington D.C. last weekend to tour the monuments and memorials located on the National mall.  This is the final installation in the series. I find it interesting that it comes at a time when The Daily Post at introduced its challenge for the week with […]


April 12, 2013

Fifth in my series of memorials and monuments of Washington D.C., is my visit to The Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial located on the National Mall. THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL The Great Emancipator “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is […]


April 11, 2013

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL (above photo from Wikipedia) The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a national memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of […]


April 10, 2013

THE WALL The third in my series of D.C. Memorials is The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War. The memorial is a black granite wall inscribed with the names of 58,209 American’s killed or missing in the Vietnam conflict. A life-size bronze statue depicting […]


April 9, 2013

THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president. The Washington Monument is one of the country’s most recognizable structures, a white-colored obelisk at the west end of the National Mall. An elevator […]


April 9, 2013

UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTUE The second series on my tour of the National War Memorials and Monuments in Washington D.C. on April 6, 2013 with Lenzner Tours and Travel. Rising from hallowed ground, the Marine Corps War Memorial overlooks the Potomac River at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. It […]


April 7, 2013

Yesterday, April 6, 2013, I took my first travel adventure of the year.  On this tour I photographed some of the War Memorials located in Washington D.C.  Look for these photos starting Monday, April 8th. Today I am posting photos for Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Pale.  One of the reasons I traveled back to D.C., during this […]


March 17, 2013

CALVARY CHARGE This statue, titled “Cavalry Charge” is part of a three statue monument called “The Grant Memorial”, by sculptor Henry Merwin Shrady and architect William Pearce Casey. Sculptor Edmund Amateis assisted Shrady in 1921, one year before final completion. The work was commissioned in 1902 and Shrady spent 20 years of his life working […]