sights of Washington D.C.

man on rearing horse, cannons, nuclear weapons protester, White House, big phallic symbol

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lovely entryway

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flopped lions
these sprawled guys are a bit more like the real lions I saw in Africa than the usual doorway fare…

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Dedicated To Art
?Renwick Gallery? Can't remember where this was…

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The DAR would not approve

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my reflection among the names of the dead
Vietnam War Memorial

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"Dad" says the card beside a small box
Vietnam War Memorial

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Vietnam War Memorial
Ah, pity this washed out. It was a note to friend listed on the wall, recalling good times together – "that deer hunt in 1964" – and saying "I miss you."

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Reflecting Pool

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Lincoln Memorial

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Freedom is not free.
Korean War Memorial

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cherry buds, tidal basin, Jefferson Memorial

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Washington, D.C., tidal basin, Washington Monument, cherry buds

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the tidal basin & the Jefferson Memorial and one enthusiastic cherry tree

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FDR Memorial 

Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men.

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No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources. Demoralization caused by vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance. Morally it is the greatest menace to our social order.

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I propose to create a civilian conservation corps to be used in simple work. More important, however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work.

To the right of this fine idea a group of park rangers, black & white, cleancut & long-haired, were working to clean the fountain and laughing and talking together as they did so. Good work.

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Roosevelt's support for the arts, expressed at his memorial

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We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

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I HAVE SEEN WAR
I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives.
I HATE WAR.

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The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man or one party or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.

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That's a cute little statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, first U.S. delegate to the United Nations, on the right.

 

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Worship

Freedom from Want

Freedom from Fear

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Jefferson Memorial, cherry buds

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tidal basin, Washington, D.C. 

I really liked this tree.

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Washington Monument from the mysterious little bridge on Ohio Drive near the Jefferson Memorial

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Strange little laughing guy on the mysterious bridge on Ohio Drive near the Jefferson Memorial
I asked a park patrol guy and googled, but can't find the story. Anyone know?

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Jefferson Memorial

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Tasty wine with dinner: MacMurray Pinot Noir 2003
Yes, that MacMurray. Fred MacMurray's ranch, apparently.

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