I love Washington D.C. for many reasons, but politicians aren’t one of them. The city is rich in history and has many beautiful sculptures. I love researching sculptures to understand their meaning and history. The sculptures themselves are beautiful, but I love focusing on the small details.
Ralph Waldo Emerson had this to say:
Painting and Sculpture
The sinful painter drapes his goddess warm,
Because she still is naked, being drest;
The godlike sculptor will not so deform
Beauty, which bones and flesh enough invest.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Please, enjoy some of my recent photographs:
The Bartholdi Fountain is the work of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the same sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, is a smiling, young figure with roses in her hair and in her necklace. (U.S. Botanic Garden -- click here for more information)
The Bartholdi Fountain in Bartholdi Park.
"Charity" -- Vietnam Women's Memorial - depicts three uniformed women with a wounded soldier. The woman looking up is named Hope, the woman praying is named Faith, and the woman tending to a wounded soldier is named Charity.
Thinker on a Rock by Barry Flanagan
Fountain head on John Paul Jones memorial.