Recent PbEJ

2010-11-01

Arlington National Cemetery

I planned to post black & white images of the JFK eternal flame today. However, after scouring through thousands of digital photographs, I do not seem to have my B&W photos from Arlington National Cemetery on my computer. The original prints are in a photo album that is, apparently, in storage along with the negatives and CDs.

I thought it would be the perfect post for All Souls Day and a great segue-way between cemetery week and Washington, D.C. week. Nevertheless, I have plenty of beautiful photos of Arlington.

View of Washington, D.C. from Arlington National Cemetery. The Lincoln Memorial is in the background on the left, the Washington Monument on the right. When I imagined Arlington, the endless white gravestones were what came to mind. There is so much more to see and learn there.

Amphitheater

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


Arlington Plantation house. It was built as a memorial to George Washington
by his adopted grandson George Washington Parke Custis.
It was seized from General Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary Anna Custis Lee
during the Civil War. [Source: Arlington National Cemetery website]



The slave quarters are now a gift shop.

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