Thursday, May 22, 2014

SKYWATCH FRIDAY

I am starting off with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.  This was while I was driving by in the passenger seat.  I had to crop it to take out the railings on that side of the road.  


There was no parking nearby and as you can see, the tourists were out and about.  The steps of the Memorial are always a great place to sit for a while.  I remember listening to the Marine Corps Band playing just below the steps 38 years ago.  I was a new bride and equally new resident of the USA.  


 We were driving along Thomas Jefferson Boulevard when we spotted this balloon advertising a local radio station.  


Gregg took the next photo.  It is the roof of the Library of Congress.  I have just found a great sight showing these really neat old photos you can find there.  You can go to this link to see them.


 A statue I am not familiar with and as we were driving in the car I couldn't take a look.  We hadn't too long before driven down from the Capitol.


The statue below is across the street from the Corcoran Museum of Art, on top of a tall column.  I have posted about it before and this is a link to that post.  It is called "Winged Victory".

 
My thanks to the SkyWatch Team, YogiSandy and Sylvia,  for hosting this wonderful meme.


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Happy SkyWatch Friday!

35 comments:

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Beautiful pictures! I've only been in the US for one year (and one month) and I'm in love with DC. :)

Willow said...

Fantastic shots !!
I also have to say I LOVE that new header ... is that at your place ?? Gorgeous area.

Joyful said...

Great shots of "all things" in the sky. Have a wonderful weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful - i like the tourist photo, too. all enjoying the good weather.

gigihawaii said...

Pretty skies! Beautiful sculptures!

Mama Zen said...

These are marvelous!

Carver said...

Great shots of the memorial, statues and balloons. I'd like to take a ride in a big balloon.

Jim said...

great shots

maryaustria said...

Wonderful buildings and skies! Gorgeous shots! Love the balloon next to the half moon!

Michelle said...

Great shots of a great city!

Brian King said...

Love the first shot! The second with the moon is really cool!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Brings back memories. In the 1960s when I was married to a Marine, I got tickets most Friday evenings to attend the marine band concerts up at 8th and I NE. (Marine Hdqrs.) Even after D was overseas I went to concerts with other military wives. (Lynda Bird Robb belonged to the same 'waiting wives' group later on.). She could often be found at those concerts before she married Chuck Robb who was a Marine.

Also, I spent many hours at the Library of Congress when I worked for Congress in the 1970s

Susan said...

How lovely to see those lovely views and the sky beyond Denise :D)

Adam said...

neat balloon

Ginny said...

Very good pictures! The tourists look like ants! I remember listening to the Marine Band there, and also the Capitol Fireworks sitting on the Capitol steps.

Marie said...

Wonderful Skywatch post! Love all the views of D.C. and the statues. Really great post!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Nice shots! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Indrani said...

Grand structure against the perfect sky.
Love the range of subjects here today. :)
Happy SWF!

William Kendall said...

Spectacular shots! I'm assuming someone will be identifying that statue soon enough.

Felicia said...

great pics, lots of neat sky pics.

Ranita Sinha said...

Lovely pics Denise..loved the sky with the balloon and the moon and the roof of Congress..and I am astonished to see both the statues so similar to the status of our Victoria Memorial..thanks for sharing..

Arija said...

A particularly lovely shot of the unfamiliar statue.

lina@womens perspectives said...

Wonderful shots, Denise. Interesting varieties.

Kay said...

You have certainly caught a whole bunch of glorious skies, Denise! Have a terrific weekend.

Cloudia said...

Great sights all- Wonderful shot, Gregg!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots.

Karen said...

I enjoyed this post, great to see other places and wonderful skies.

Kerri Farley said...

Great captures!
Happy Friday!

Sandra said...

i love the header and what afun trip

Heather said...

Great photos, Denise, makes me long to get back for a visit. The last time I was in DC, the TJ Memorial was surrounded by scaffolding. My sky

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It must be amazing to live so near to all these important historical places. And beautiful as well.

Gail Dixon said...

I have never been there, but have always wanted to go. Beautiful photos!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You folks sure know how to do country pride! You statues and buildings are wonderful!

Cheers from Canada!

orvokki said...

Great information and beautiful photos.

My 2 weeks vacation in Switzerland ended. It is a beautiful country. And now, here in Finland we have really a heat wave.

Hugs

Kay said...

You had such beautiful skies for these photos, Denise. Have a wonderful week.