Thursday Doors – 11/16/2017

Doors of The National Gallery of Art, West Building. Washington, D.C. – The Gallery’s campus includes the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, and the modern East Building. This post is about the West Building.


313/365 – Honoring Veterans

11/11/2017- Honoring the men and women who gave their lives for this country in legitimate wars, and those who died in senseless wars that should never have happened. May this country’s leaders be kinder to future generations. Here are some photos of the World War II and Korean War memorials, at the Mall in Washington, D.C.. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to the Vietnam Memorial this time around, but my thoughts are with all Veterans.

Flags around the Washington Monument

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

Commemorative Wall, Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

Soldier, Korean War Memorial

Soldiers, Korean War Memorial

Thursday Doors – November 2,2017

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, commonly known as Washington National Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The structure is of Neo-Gothic design closely modeled on English Gothic style of the late fourteenth century. It is both the second-largest church building in the United States, and the fourth-tallest structure in Washington, D.C.

In 2011 the Cathedral was damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. “Atop the two towers on the Cathedral’s western façade, slender pinnacles rattled and rolled and hand-carved angels wiggled out of place. A 350-pound finial fell 20 stories off the northwest tower and embedded itself into the ground outside the main visitor’s entrance. It was stolen the night of the quake.” Six years later, they continue to make repairs, as funding becomes available. I was still living in the D.C. area when that unusual earthquake happened. It was quite a scare. Ironically, even though I’ve been living in earthquake territory (California) for the past six years, that D.C. earthquake is still the strongest I’ve experienced in my life. I hope that doesn’t change…     

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

The Chrysler Building peeking over other skyscrapers in New York.

Peeking through the glass windows of the 9/11 Museum in New York.

The Jefferson Memorial, across the Tidal Basin, peeking over the leaves. Washington, D.C.

The Washington Monument Obelisk, peeking over the trees. Washington, D.C.

The Los Angeles City Hall.

The sun peeking through the leaves.

Peek through other entries for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge.