Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Trip To Arlington..



My next stop on the whirlwind - Arlington, where I have to be from 2 PM onwards till about 6 PM for a meeting...


With time to kill, I did a quick drive through at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington...


The first glimpse from the Uber cab...



It looks fantastic...


The three memorial spires range from 61 metres high to 82 metres high and appear to be soaring...


The design evokes the image of "contrails of the fighters as they peel back in a precision 'bomb burst' manoeuvre"...




The commemorative plaques...







A glimpse of the world's biggest building, the Pentagon behind the trees, and towards the left, the Washington Monument across the Potomac in the District of Columbia...


The dome of the Capitol is also visible...




Heading towards the Arlington National Cemetary...


The cemetery's 253 hectares are home to the dead of the nation's conflicts, beginning with the Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars...


The Kennedy brothers,  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, astronauts from the Apollo 1 Command Module fire mishap and John Glenn, the famous American astronaut are also buried here...


The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) is also located near the Cemetery...




The sculpture depicts six Marines who raised the second replacement United States flag atop Mount Suribachi, in Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945...


The marines depicted here are Marine Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Harold Schultz, and Private First Class Franklin Sousley...



The Washington Monument always follows you...



By The Boisterous Sea Of Liberty..


The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave - Thomas Jefferson


On the way to Arlington, Virginia, Joe suggested that we stop by at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial - a memorial I hadn't really heard of before...


The memorial is dedicated to dedicated to the very distinguished Thomas Jefferson, who was one of the American Founding Fathers, the author of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Commonwealth of Virginia, American minister in the King Louis XVI and the Kingdom of France, first U.S. Secretary of State under the first President George Washington, the second Vice President of the United States under second President John Adams, and also the third President from 1801 to 1809...




Located by the Tidal Basin (Boisterous Sea of Liberty?), this is a very picturesque location. The view of the Washington Monument from here...


The bronze statue of Jefferson...






I fell in love with these columns...




What a view across the Tidal Basin...





Quotes from Jefferson...









A squirrel in the garden, running around with a sense of liberty, perhaps that kind that Jefferson had dreamt of for his nation!

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