Day 123

Mt. Vernon Triangle / Judiciary Square / Penn Quarter (July 19, 2021)

Today we walked through the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Along the way we saw some colorful buildings.

And some ‘sign of the times’ artwork

We also liked this small home tucked in between larger buildings

And this rows of townhomes

Continuing south, we walked through Judiciary Square where many of the city’s courts are located, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

And the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

We also passed by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which had a quote by Einstein inscribed on its wall. It seemed, particularly, on point during these times when certain politicians and television pundits are purposely lying to the American public about the dangers of vaccines.

We ended up at the United States Navy Memorial in the Penn Quarter. At the center of the Memorial is a bronze sculpture created in 1987 by the America sculptor Stanley Bleifeld. The model for the sculpture was Dan Maloney, a Petty Officer First Class assigned to the submarine, USS Alabama.

The Lone Sailor

A map of the world is etched into the concrete of the Memorial Plaza. Looking across the plaza toward The National Archives you can see the outline of the Americas.

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