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Washington State Capital - Memorials

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 27 August 2018 in Architecture.

Here on the Washington State Capital Grounds, a great amount of concern and care was taken to "get Things Right." with regard to Memorials....These things did not always "happen right" the first time...In some cases, corrections/modifications/replacements had to be done. But "those who have served" are recognized. As a veteran I am very appreciative of the consideration that was shown.

The first item shown in the lower left-hand corner of this image is the POW/MIA Memorial saluting Washington State Military who have been identified as Missing in Action or Prisoner of War.

The Taller monument (just beyond the MIA monument) is the Medal of Honor memorial. The shape of this memorial is identical to that of the Civil War memorial located at Valley Forge, PA

Further off into the distance is the gorgeous Tivoli Fountain. - I will have a feature piece on that fountain in my next Post in a few days.

Thanks for following along...I hope you are enjoying these images ;-)

NIKON D800 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 100 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/100 second
F/5.0
ISO 100
70 mm (35mm equiv.)

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