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May 192014

The Thomas Jefferson memorial, that is.  It sits in a nice little spot near the Potomac River and its tidal basin.  Just wandering down by the river I decided to roam around the memorial and soak in the ambiance and history.  I was there in the early part of the day and there were few other people there and I was able to amble around unencumbered with only my thoughts and camera.  After spending the better part of an hour in the area, I wandered away to other parts of the mall.


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Aug 312012

The political season is upon us.  I don’t really like it and I’m not much of a follower of it all.  But, I came across this image I took at Thomas Jefferson’s memorial in DC and it got me to wondering.  Without going to your iPhone or Wikipedia, what was his political party?  Why, exactly, did someone feel a need to memorialize the man (wasn’t he a slave owner?) with such an elaborate and surely expensive (and beautiful) work of art?  I mean is there an Adams memorial?  Or Jackson or Monroe? No.  But, Thomas Jefferson… it does seem to roll off the tongue.

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