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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4 Comments:

Blogger • Eliane • said...

Your weather is always so much hotter than ours. I see it everyday in the elevator tv.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I think one big difference is the fact that NYC has more trees... We see more sky, but our sidewalks lack the trees that are everywhere in NYC... I miss those trees.. and central park! ;) and the bagels you posted today!!!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Rambling Round said...

Very nice photo, and yes, I have been in Washington in the summer. It's just as hot as here.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Restaurant Gal said...

It is cooler in Florida, by the way. :)

7:07 PM  

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