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Some Trip Pictures
Posted by: Dale Franks on Sunday, September 18, 2005

I thought I'd share some of the pictures from my trip back to DC/Northern Virginia this week.


This is the Marine Corps Memorial, or the Iwo Jima Memorial, as it's often called. Amusingly, it's right outside the entrance to Fort Meyer, where all the Army's high mucky-mucks have their residences. So the Chief of Staff of the Army gets to see this every day on his way to and from work.


This is one I really like. It's a couple sitting under a tree in Potomac Park. Note: That's a big freakin' tree.


Some youngsters looking at the statue of lincoln in the Memorial.


The Washinton Monument seen from across the appropriately named Reflecting Pool. In the daytime, the Reflecting Pool is dirty, brown, and algae coated. A little Chlirine would go a long way, although the ducks that use it as a personal latrine would probably spoil the effort. Looks good at night, though.


The Lincoln Memorial.


The Capitol Building. Oddly, they only light the dome at night, instead of the whole building. So, from afar, it looks like the capitol dome is floating in the air.


This is downtown Richmond, VA, viewed from the pedestrian bridge that goes across the river. You can tell this picture was taken in the South by the appearance of two shirtless, mullet-haired bubbas in a fishing boat at the bottom of the picture.


The buildings in the foreground are the only remaining buildings from the Tredegar Ironworks, which was a Civil War armaments manufactory. It's now a Civil War Museum. Ironically, the big building in the background—which is also the tallest building in Richmond, is the Federal Reserve building. So, the dominant architectural feature of the former capitol of the confederacy is a facility of a Federal government agency. The irony is unintentional, I'm sure.

 
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the dominant architectural feature of the former capitol of the confederacy is a facility of a Federal government agency.
Unintentional and completely missed by the vast majority of Richmonders. Glad to hear you had a good time on the east coast.
 
Written By: Curt Mitchell
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Anyone ever tell you that you’re a very talented photographer? I live by DC, but I found the pictures breathtaking! Very nice!
 
Written By: Adam
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Fantastic photos! You should have checked out the Confederate White House & Museum, not far from Tredegar.
 
Written By: David Quick
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"Two shirtless, mullet-haired bubbas?" It’s difficult to take a photo of any waterfront in the U.S., whether in Richmond, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, etc., without having common folk (a/k/a The Great Unwashed) seeking a non-corporate method of getting food (fishing). So was that particular prejudice necessary?
 
Written By: Dean
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So was that particular prejudice necessary?
Lighten up, Francis.

I’m a Southerner myself, too, so I guess that gives me license to say pretty much whatever I want about the South.

Try cracking open a sense of humor from time to time.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
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Got any higher-resolution shots for download? I’m thinking of a new desktop.
 
Written By: OrneryWP
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"You can tell this picture was taken in the South by the appearance of two shirtless, mullet-haired bubbas in a fishing boat at the bottom of the picture."

I didn’t know Jon was a fisherman.....i mean....who is that in the picture?
 
Written By: mark m
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...who is that in the picture
The smart money is the shirtless Bubbas are Jon and McQ :)
 
Written By: meagain
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Damn!

Finally found out.

Git ’R done!
 
Written By: McQ
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I did a contract that had me in that building for three months (the Fed, that is). I can actually see my office window in the picture of the iron works.
 
Written By: Jeff Medcalf
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The smart money is the shirtless Bubbas are Jon and McQ :)
#1: I wouldn’t be caught dead with a mullet. #2: if McQ and I ever share a boat, and he suggests we start disrobing, I’m swimming for shore.
 
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