This weeks photo prompt is Face. In March Andre (my son) and I went to DC. I wanted to take a stroll around the Tidal Basin, with my camera of course, and see the cherry blossoms. That wasn’t my only intention on this trip. I also wanted to see the memorials that lined the Tidal Basin: The Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. These next shots were taken in Room 2 of the FDR Memorial.
This room, contains 5 bronze murals entitled ‘Social Programs’. It was created by Robert Graham. The sculptures in this room are a depiction of the social programs that FDR put in place during his second term as President of the United States. Apparently the columns in the middle of the room were rolled over the bronze insert in the wall behind them for the purpose of stamping the negative image into it. There had to have been an easier way for me to say that lol. Anyway it was to show how negative events, like the Great Depression, had a positive outcome.
I was most taken by the impression of the woman’s face. I think that was actually the first photo I took, which I why I don’t have a wide shot of this room to share with you today. I hope that you enjoy her face as much as I did when I first spotted her. Anyway, If you are ever in Washington DC, make sure you stop by the FDR Memorial to see this beautiful room for yourself.
Sorry that this post is so short, but I have to get going. I’m running late. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day.