The World War II memorial across from the Lincoln Memorial in Washinton, D.C. is a wonderful, watery display.
Each state is featured on a post, with the Atlantic Ocean on a large pillar with arch at one end and the Pacific on the other. I found New Jersey.
My middle son, my daughter and I all had to look away from the camera as the sun was strong that day in August.
Update: About the National WWII Memorial
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A lovely fontain..
Great to see you with your son and daughter even if you did turn your head away! I like the way you captured the water in the bottom photo!
I believe this (the one of two kids and me) may the first photo by my husband on this blog. But don’t tell him I mentioned this… I don’t know if he wants the “stardom.”
I don’t know if he wants the “stardom.”
Thank you for introducing me to this memorial. Since it’s only a few years old, I didn’t really know anything about it, and so your post prompted me to read up on it.
That last shot of the water is amazing!
I didn’t realize this is so new (2004). I’ll add the link to the memorial at the bottom of the post. Glad they accepted this design – some designs are too “modern” looking for my taste.
what a lovely post. i too am glad to see you in your post, along with your lovely kids.
You have made a formal building look beautiful in the first picture. And I agree with EG Wow that the last photo is very clever: how did you manage to convey the ideas of both solid and springing water?
I just focused on a detail and took the photo. It makes the water look like architecture, which I’m sure was the intent of the designer.
How beautiful and meaningful a monument this is. Also, so wonderful that each state is represented here with the symbolism of a pillar. 🙂
How funny! I was going to submit photos from the WWII Memorial for Watery Wednesday. I will wait until another time.
I love the photos, and love the one with you, your daughter and son in it, and how you and your daughter are wearing matching tones.
I have similar photos, but the one for the state, reads New York. I love the reflecting pool capture…so lovely.
Fascinating, how you took similar photos.
“you and your daughter are wearing matching tones” – when my boys were little, I wore a lot of blue for the first time in my life. I guess now I go back to my girlie roots…
Be it grand or humble,I never pass up the chance to photograph a fountain.
My Watery Wednesday Post
It is indeed a wonderful water display 🙂
Beautiful memorial and a great place to visit. Nice to see you and your lovely kids. Great photos.
Fantastic post! Gorgeous memorial, this must be a place to visit!
marvelous photos–this is one of the places i’d like to visit. the last photo is my favorite.
That IS a beautiful fountain! You appear to have a lot of pep and energy despite the sizzling temps in Washington D.C. in August! Very cute photo!
Truth is, it wasn’t as hot as it *could* have been in DC – I have memories of being in Washington, DC for 4th of July in the early 1990’s – you cut the humidity with a knife, it was so heavy. This was just “drink a lot” weather. The water vendors did well.
That last pic is wonderful!!
we have almost the same fountain here but yours i think is much bigger. great shot.
you can see my entry here. have a great weekend!