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Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday afternoon fountain break



This is part of the Franklin D Roosevelt memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  It's a really beautiful and moving memorial, with a giant bronze FDR with his little dog Fala next to him. 
 Eleanor Roosevelt is nearby.  Excerpts from some of his speeches are inscribed on the pink granite stones and there is a particularly moving section called "I hate war."  There are also bronze Depression-era figures and plaques.  My mother examined all these with great interest when she went with us to the memorial a few years ago; having grown up during the Depression, she found herself immersed in her own family memories.  The entire FDR Memorial is dramatic with the rushing water sounds from the various water features always in the background.


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