Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Photos: America

One of the few good things about the three and a half years I spent living in New Jersey in the late 80's was the proximity to history.

It was pretty cool to be able to go to Philadelphia on the Fourth of July and visit places like Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution were signed.

Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington was reasonably close.

As was Washington, D.C. itself. Where you can find this deeply disturbing, vaguely homo-erotic statue of a bare-chested, toga-wearing, powdered wig-sporting George Washington pointing to baby jebus and offering a medieval broadsword to the visitor for no apparent reason.

As you can see, some (republican) visitors become so moved, that they actually go down on the statue. Which I think is just wrong.

I've always been rather fond of this photo...

It's a cabin in Jockey Hollow which is part of the Morristown National Historical Park where Washington and his Army endured the hard winter of 1779-1780.

My office was in Morristown and we took a shortcut through this park everyday on our way to work.

There was also the Jefferson Memorial.

Thomas Jefferson has always been one of my favorite Presidents.

"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty Gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson

You also have the Library of Congress

The Supreme Court

The Lincoln Memorial

I also have TONS of photos from the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and it's affiliated facilities. But I'll just post this one.

Yep. That's right, bitches. I'm "da bomb".


A Librarian said...

The Library of favorite. After all, it's always good to see the librarian mother ship.

Spyder said...

I think you look better now.

travel said...

Cool pics. I've been to almost all of the places in your pics. My job took me there a couple of times a month for years so I managed to sneak in some vacation time to see the fantastic sites as well. I was there when Bush was inaugurated (hisses and boos from the peanut gallery, but it was a great parade).

Midtown Miscreant said...

always wanted to go to the smithsonian. Who's the ghey dude trolling the airport?

Scott said...

Stoopid DC trivia for ya, but as a resident I'm entitled. The sculptor for the statue of Lincoln at the memorial Daniel Chester French, had a deaf son and celebrated him in the statue. If you look at Lincoln's hands, the left is a fist (ALS letter A) and the right is a modefied ASL letter L. A memorial to his son.