These are photos I have taken throughout the year.
Early on when the leaves had yet to show themselves, I took this photo while at a traffic light after an afternoon in Washington DC. The statue is of Jose Artigas and was sculpted by Juan M Blanes in 1950. You will find it on Constitution Avenue and 18th Street. What I found out on line afterwards: Artigas (1764-1850) is sometimes referred to as the "father of Uruguayan independence." He raised troops of volunteers to fight for the creation of a Uruguayan state separate from Argentina and free of Spanish domination. An admirer of the young United States, he is said to have carried a copy of the American Constitution with him at all times. Engraved at the base of the statue is the statement: "Liberty of America is my dream and its attainment my only hope." The statue was funded in great part by contributions from Uruguayan school children.Twenty-five miles in one direction we find ourselves in Washington DC. If we drive twenty-five miles in the opposite direction, we find ourselves in the Shenandoah Mountains. The photo above is of Big Meadows, a favorite place of ours. The photo below is a view from one of the many overlooks. Both are on Skyline Drive.
The last two photos were taken once again in the early part of the year on our way back from a road trip to Pennsylvania. In case you were wondering, I wasn't driving but safely taking photos in the passenger seat.
This is one of the movie theatres we go to occasionally.
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