Saturday, November 20, 2010

We love Washington, DC, #4

The boys and I recently made a twilight visit to the relatively new United States Air Force Memorial.  The three spires that make up the centerpiece of the memorial are hard to miss from anywhere in the vicinity and after seeing them in the distance for weeks, the boys have been keen to see them up close and in person. 

 The three spires are meant to represent jet streams and the sensation of flight.  Sure, I can see that.

In addition to the spires there are various other statues and plaques to commemorate the history, sacrifice and heroism of the US Air Force.

This photo doesn't do it justice, but the memorial is very impressive in person.

It was getting dark, obviously, and I have this beautiful new camera that I know next to nothing about and that combination means you need better art than my paltry skill can provide to appreciate the majesty of this site.  
Here is a much better image.
Image from here


the wrath of khandrea said...

every time i come to your blog i get more excited for my trip.

Lauren in GA said...

What an impressive structure...well, I guess I should call it spires.


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