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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:

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The Bartholdi Fountain is the work of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the same sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

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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)

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The Bartholdi Fountain in Bartholdi Park.

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Base of James Garfield Monument (See Garfield Monument for more information.)

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Base of James Garfield Monument (See Garfield Monument for more information.)

Vietnam Women's Memorial

"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

Thinker on a Rock by Barry Flanagan

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Fountain head on John Paul Jones memorial.

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