Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Watery Wednesday.. Wash, DC Warld War II memorial and fountain.

For my Watery Wednesday post.. is the World War II memorial fountain.

Pacific Tower and pillars




Atlantic Tower and pillars



Some of the stars



Washignton Mounument






The World War II memorial is just beautiful and is near the reflection pool which was empty at the time of this visit. The WWII memorial consist of towers one for the Atlantic and one for the Pacific, 56 pillars around the towers, the fountain and a plaza. There is a Freedom wall with 4048 stars each and star represent 400 that American men that died in the war.

And of course being the birder I am I had to check out the ducks that were swimming in the fountain.

Mallard Ducks



Thanks for checking our my blog and my Watery Wednesday post. For more great Watery photos please click on my watery Wednesday link. Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy!


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots!!
    The last one are stunning!

    Have a great wednesday :)

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  2. Great captures and glad to see so many visiting such an important memorial.

    Love the photo of the ducks. They look to be enjoying the fountain.

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  3. This is a very impressive memorial. Also, a great photo of the pretty ducks.

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  4. Love that bit of history. The last photo of the ducks is just so amazing!

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  5. wonderful photos and those ducks are so cute.
    Spirithelpers

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  6. What a wonderful memorial, I don't know how we missed it on our one visit to the capital. I looks like a place people enjoy on a nice day.

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  7. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. We actually went on the C & O canal a long time ago. They were offering boat rides. Do they still do that? We lived in Herndon, VA and Leesburg, VA for a total of 4 years.

    The WW II memorial wasn't built then. Lovely photos of the monument. It's nice to capture some people in it, too. :)

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  8. I haven't been there in years. Thanks for the beautiful reminders. It is a magnificent place.

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  9. Great Photos, I love seeing the WWll Memorial. One day I am going to have to make it a point to go there.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this watery monument ... luv the duckies too ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Small Reflections

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  11. love the way you got so close to the ducks!!

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  12. What a lovely photo essay. I always look for your bird shots, so I was glad you included that picture of the ducks.

    Thanks for sharing

    Sallie (FullTime-Life)

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  13. I like the fountain at the memorial. I haven't been there myself, but I would like to see it in person. Your picture of the ducks is wonderful.

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  14. Great shots Eileen!
    Didn't you just love it there? I posted a couple of pics a couple of weeks ago after my visit. We were there at dusk. I loved it.
    Didn't those ducks see the sign that said no wading? :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures of a sad but nice place ! I love the ducks ! the photo is so sharp !

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  16. love the ducks! so cute! ^_^
    the stars commemoration... very symbolic and touching.

    gr8 fotos!

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  17. I think the watery Wednesday photo's are great. But, I love your header photo. Fantastic.

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  18. Those ducks are so cute.

    Fabulous water based designs and creations, they look ever so pretty.

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  19. Great pictures. The image with all those stars each representing 400 lives is sobering.

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  20. Beautiful pictures. I was there in June when it rained and rained. I have to go back in December for meeting. Hopefully I will catch some good weather.

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  21. amazing photos you got here..thanks for sharing and the visit!


    Nature Garden

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  22. beautiful fountain for watery wednesday :)

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  23. Nice shots. I haven't been to DC in years. It certainly is a fun place to visit though...you never run out of things to see! I love this last shot of the ducks. It looks like a painting! Thanks for stopping by at my WW post. Enjoy the week...

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