Part Two Last week, I ended my walk at the Martin Luther King Memorial. Very close to that and still separated is The Korean War Veterans Memorial dedicated in 1995. From the homepage of the Korean War Memorial: The Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of multiple structures that honour those who sacrificed during the three-year conflict (1950-1953) that was the […]
Part One I showed you some war statues last week, and now we will take a walk in the National Mall with the many Memorial Parks. I would like to start with the impressive Thomas Jefferson Memorial at The Tidal Basin and The Potomac River. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826. Franklin D. Roosevelt took the initiative to have this white neo-classical marble memorial […]
I have always loved to observe fathers and their children and big brothers and their smaller siblings.
There is a reason why these men are honoured and depicted on these extravagant statues. They have caused a difference in the wars in the past that without them history had been a very different story.
September 19, 1944 Today is the 74 anniversary of the German occupiers to catch the Danish police corps. The German didn’t have confidence that the Danish police would be loyal to them in guarding buildings in danger of being sabotaged. Those who didn’t manage to go into hiding were deported to German concentration camps. My father was among the captured, though […]
& The Iwo Jima Statue (US Marine Corps Memorial) and The Pentagon Memorial On a hot summer day, it’s tempting to take the bus that takes you to J.F.Kennedy’s grave and further on to the site of the Unknown Soldiers’ tomb. I much prefer to walk around and explore the many graves and memorials. Every week about 40 or more […]
It’s enjoyable and free to look at buildings while travelling. In this post, I will show you some photos from a memorable journey to Washington D.C. this summer. For earlier posts on D.C.: George Mason Memorial, Constitution Gardens, The U.S. Navy Memorial and World War II Memorial. Everything is within walking distance, but if you want to see a lot in […]