Some observations from travels

Washington

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in Details

I like this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge as I love details in any subject.  For this challenge I chose to include details around the National Mall in Washington, DC and neighbouring landmarks.  There were many meaningful details around this huge area which, obviously, I have not fully visited.  For the areas that I have been to, here are some thought-provoking details of the American History.

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The famous line from Pres Kennedy’s inaugural speech

bridge detail

Brass sculpture on the Arlington Memorial Bridge

Inside the Lincoln Memorial

Inside the Lincoln Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

korean war usa dead

National WWII Memorial

National WWII Memorial

A few of the many lost lives

A few of the many lost lives

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A line from Franklin D Roosevelt's speech

A line from Franklin D Roosevelt’s speech

Cavalry Charge at the National Capitol

Cavalry Charge at the National Capitol

So there you go…don’t get lost in the details now.  Visit the Weekly Photo Challenge blog for more interesting posts.

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Travel Theme: Walls

This week’s Travel Theme is walls.  Walls can be interpreted in different ways.  Literally it is a masonry fence; something that encloses a space; or an architectural partition.  It can also mean a mental wall that we build around us as borders to the outside world.  For this challenge I will share some walls used to depict history.

A wall of 19th century tombstones along the walls of Fort Canning, Singapore

19th century tombstones along the walls of Fort Canning, Singapore

Antique tiles decorated along a wall of a Peranakan Shophouse, Singapore

Antique tiles decorated along a wall of a Peranakan Shophouse, Singapore

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, USA

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, USA

Freedom Wall, Washington DC, USA

Freedom Wall, Washington DC, USA

Apsara dancers, Angkor Wat,  Siem Reap, Cambodia

Apsara dancers, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Visit Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack page to view more of this week’s Travel Theme contributions.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

One of the things I love to do is go for a walk.  I explore places, both old and new, by walking.  My favourite place to walk through is a rainforest – it’s just magical!  Here are some photos for this week’s photo challenge – Beyond.

Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Australia

Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Australia

Mossy lake water, Great Falls, Virginia, USA

Mossy lake water, Great Falls, Virginia, USA

Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand

From the hallway of Lincoln Memorial looking beyond is the Washington Memorial and the Capitol, Washington, DC

From the hallway of Lincoln Memorial looking beyond is the Washington Memorial and the Capitol, Washington, DC

Arlington National Cemetery, VA, USA

Arlington National Cemetery, VA, USA


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Arlington Memorial.  So many no named headstones.