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Korean War Memorial

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 16 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

No silly for me today ... instead, very serious.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 125 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

"Just follow me guys"! Great statues and I guess that the whole memorial park is very interesting. Very good.

16 Jun 2009 6:23am

@Hidalgo: Yes, the central area of Washington, D.C. is called the Mall, and on it are many different memorials.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Great shot of these memories...

16 Jun 2009 9:45am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

What an amazing way to remember those that were lost in the K war. a thought provoking image Judy.

16 Jun 2009 10:38am

@MaryB: Thank you, Mary, it's a very moving memorial.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The artist is amazing...:)

16 Jun 2009 12:15pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful capture and these are amazing pieces of art work - This is a very real feeling to it with the facial expressions. Great shot Judy and have a wonderful day!

16 Jun 2009 1:41pm

@Scott Schilling: We were very moved by the lifelike statues and the wall as well.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

That is one of the most compelling war memorials I think I have ever seen. Excellent shot.

16 Jun 2009 1:43pm

@Laurie: I think I agree with you, Laurie, however they're all moving in their own way.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

I like this,so real,as if they were really patrolling around the area,but his head looks a bit too disconnected from his body,hee.

16 Jun 2009 2:07pm

@tyan: It's because of the large pack on his back and his head is sharply turned. :D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Last time I was in D.C. this memorial hadn't been created. It is impressive.

16 Jun 2009 2:19pm

@Viewfinder: It's very moving, Glenn, if you get up that way again.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

A very moving and emotive shot Judy...great work.
Hope you are well and recovering. Thinking of you!

16 Jun 2009 5:40pm

@Linerberry: Thanks, Liners ....... I'm feeling quite well and see the doctor again on Friday.
Glad you're having a good visit! ♥

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Great series of photos - the artistry from the sculptors is magnificent.

16 Jun 2009 7:06pm

@dobbino: Thank you; I agree!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Yup, not a silly shot at all!!! Again, they look so darn lifelike, it's scary......
Quite hot over here today too.... news this morning said it was gonna feel like over 100...... oooohhhh, how I long for winter already!!!!

16 Jun 2009 7:08pm

@Susan: Because of their lifelike size, the memorial is doubly moving.
This morning's (Wed.) humidity didn't seem quite so high, but it's still oppressive!

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

The last man looks startled or perhaps he is telling everyone behind him to proceed with caution. It is a wonderful memorial and so life like. We are having very cool weather right now. I am enjoying it. 20c is the highest which would be about 70 f. Very comfortable. Come and walk with me here. ♥

16 Jun 2009 8:14pm

@Marion: Yes, the severe turn of his head is somewhat alarming.
Glad you're having cooler weather - lucky you! We saw a TV spot last night on global warming, which it said, is the reason for all of these 'strange weather patterns'.
Wait for me, I'm getting my sneakers on ......... xx

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I am so glad you put in another photo of this memorial. These are so striking! I bet at a certain time of day when all you can see of them is shadows or silhouettes, these statues are very impressive. Thanks for sharing these.

17 Jun 2009 2:20am

@Lambspun: Thank you again ... and I'll bet you're right about a low light time of day.

Barbara from Florida, United States

This angle gives an incredible life like appearance, as if you stopped their movement with a fast shutter speed.
I see now the wall where Mike and Susan were standing on your June 12th posting. Fascinating memorial.
If you are up early enough for your walk you may catch a glimpse of the shuttle going up, around 5:42 a.m. unless the launch is scrubbed.

17 Jun 2009 4:28am

@Barbara: Thanks for noticing, Barb; I wanted to include both the soldier statues and the wall, which I showed first, and this shot did it.
I hadn't slept well for so long, and now I'm oversleeping in the mornings ... not good for walking OR shuttle-watching. I don't even know it it went up yet.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic images. Thank you for sharing

8 Jul 2009 4:58am

1/100 second
ISO 125
82 mm (35mm equiv.)