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Saturday, September 30, 2006

DC trip : Memorial Parks

After spending quite some time looking at Washington Monument, S and I decided to move to other spots around the area.

From the monument, I could see a long pool and a white building.

The long pool is called Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

On the way to that direction, we past through a few tents.

Praying for the earth were conducted by people from different religions.

We reached the National World War II Memorial.

It is a national memorial to Americans who served and died in World War II.

There were a lot of sculptures on the wall to narrate the things that happened during World War II.

There were 2 ends of the memorial. The northern Atlantic end and the southern Pacific end.

Each pilar has the one name of the states in USA.

Nearby this memorial, we came to the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Within the triangle are 19 stainless steel statues, each slightly larger than life size (between 7 feet 3 inches and 7 feet 6 inches), representing a squad on patrol, 15 army, 2 marines, 1 navy medic and 1 air force observer, dressed in full gear, dispersed among strips of granite and juniper bushes, representing the rugged terrain of Korea.

The mural on the wall beside this triangle area was presented in an interesting way. It was one of my favorite.

After walking along the Korean War Veterans Memorial, we came to Lincoln Memorial.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and it was much bigger in reality than the picture could show.

From the memorial, I could have a great view of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. They looked great on a clear sunny day.

Inside the temple, it contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865) and the first president from the Republican Party. Today, he is best known for ending slavery and preserving the Union by overseeing the war effort during the American Civil War.

I saw a guy having a stylish position while reading the inscription of the wellknown speech by Lincoln. Cool~~~ Just hope that you wouldn't have pain on the arms later on. :P

After that, we visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Constitution Gardens.

The picture above shows the famous "The Three Soldiers", which consists of 3 young men, armed and dressed appropriately for the Vietnam War era, purposedly identifiable as Caucasian, African American and Hispanic.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

There were thousands of the servicemen's named who died or not found during the Vietnam War engraved on the wall.

It seemed like a trend that various item were left at the wall.

We ended our tour at the memorial park area and heading to the next spot.

On the way, we saw this old buidling.

It was the only remnant of the Washington Branch of the C&O Canal.

Wow!! Look what I found? A cute tiger tail pinned to a young lady. ;) That's really adorable!

A definite existing sight in a tourist attration area... stalls on the road side selling different souvenirs.

We stopped at one stall which is ran by a Korean Lady and got a few simple things with a reasonable price.

The next DC trip report... it will be a House.



At 9:27 PM, Blogger Freudian Slip said...

I'm heading out there on vacation in two weeks! Your pictures have me totally psyched :)

At 7:38 AM, Blogger cooknengr said...

Hey Fish Fish, if I were you, I'll pull the tiger's tail :)

At 3:43 PM, Blogger fish fish said...

Matt : I hope you will have a great vacation then. ^_^

cooknengr : Don't dare ler~~~ You think I don't want mer? But I don't have a macho guy as she has to protect me later on ar!


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