Thursday, August 23, 2007

WWII Monument

The inner fountains of the WWII Monument.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

WWII Monument

Contrary to what it might appear by looking at that lovely blue sky, it was quite a hot, humid, typical DC Tourist season type of day. The thing that baffles me about this particular monument is why they built it out of granite making the temperature a full five degrees hotter than the rest of the mall.
According to this article in the Washington Post , "The combination of old age, fading health, profound emotion and high heat can be deadly. D.C. emergency responders said they are often called to treat heat-related episodes at the memorial"

But then, I don't really know why the height of tourist season in DC happens to be during the worst weather of the year!

Still, It is a stunning structure, located in between the Washington and Lincoln Monuments.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

kilroy was here!

There are many legends regarding the origin of the phrase and doodle "Kilroy was here." We found this one stamped on the World War II Monument.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

embassy of California


California doesn't actually have an embassy. This building is the University of California, Washington Center . When I said it was the University of California, my son misunderstood and said "THE EMBASSY OF CALIFORNIA????" which I thought was pretty funny.

Now, I won't even comment on the circular thing that sits atop of this building... but any visitor or resident of DC can tell you they are EVERYWHERE. The first time I saw one, I thought it interesting... now ... no comment.