Brown Sign: Iwo Jima Memorial, Washington, D.C.

IMG_2472We are back in Washington, D.C. for a family event.  Our hotel this time was just blocks from the Iwo Jima Memorial next to Arlington Cemetary.  Though the winter cold snaps have been keeping the temperatures in the teens, we still got our for our sunrise solitude walks around mounments that are usually teaming with tourists.  The first morning, we walked over a freeze covering of snow to the Iwo Jima Memorial.  The camera protested after only two photos, closed it’s lense and would not offer any more battery power.  With recharged batteries, we returned the next day.  The stiff breeze and wind-chill was gone, allowing my fingers to operate the camera for a little longer.

IMG_2455 IMG_2466

IMG_2460 IMG_2462

IMG_2464 IMG_2465

IMG_2463 IMG_2469

About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
This entry was posted in Travel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Brown Sign: Iwo Jima Memorial, Washington, D.C.

  1. Map of Time says:

    It’s a very touching memorial. Love the detail of the hands.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      We were contemplating the craft of the sculpture, specialically regarding the hands of the marines. Given that these are many times life-size, they demand extreme attention to details and texture. Thanks for noticing.

  2. Great shots – the last one of the silhouette against the setting sun is wonderful.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      Timing, timing, timing to be on the correct side of the monument at that moment. Because we had walked out the day before, though the battery shut down after a couple of shots, I had the location in mind already. Thanks to the clouds and sun cooperating that second morning.

  3. Laurie says:

    I enjoyed your photos, Oscar. Glad that you were able to return to get them.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      Those two mornings were the one when the sun and clouds were in the right position. We also awake much earlier than the rest of our family, so we tend to get a walk in at sunrise, before they are ready for the day.

  4. Pingback: Brown Sign, Arlington National Cemetery | hermitsdoor

  5. bhellabhello says:

    i always want to go here if I am going to DC. well, i always dream of going to the US, btw x)

This Hermit's Door is Open: Step in & Share Your Opinion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s