I love Washington D.C. After my Seattle trip, I left one Washington for the other...It was good to get back and see my roots, as well as the roots of our nation.
There are some truly powerful monuments there.
Oh the Native American museum was so amazing, and everything was so thought out and purposeful. I was really impressed. Can you spy the capitol building in the garden?
I like this shot.
The light in the Jefferson Monument is divine.
My favorite monument however, is the FDR...
" The freedom wall holds 4,048 gold stars. Each gold star represents one hundred American service personnel who died or remain missing in the war. The 405,399 American dead and missing from World War II are second only to the loss of more than 620,000 Americans during our Civil War."
I had studied the Vietnam memorial in Art History classes, and even wrote a paper about it. Until I actually walked down into that dark mark, the shame and pain of this war still seeping into the ground around it---and the names yelling at me from the wall, I had no idea how powerful it was.