Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a glimpse at the veterans memorial



soldiers and sailors' monument - riverside drive at 89th street - map it here
Today is Veterans Day in the US, the Armistice (truce) of WWI in Europe. Above is a quick picture of the Soldiers and Sailors monument, taken during my morning run in Riverside Park.
It's been there since 1902
and commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. You can learn more about this monument history in this article from The New York Times.
Just for fun, here's how it used to look like way back when:

It has not changed that much!
har17a

9 comments:

Hilda said...

The monument hasn't, but its surroundings sure have! Love your photo with the trees' beautiful autumn foliage.

nathalie in avignon said...

I hadn't visited your blog in a while, I really enjoyed catching up. Most of your captions are fun and humorous and the photos cover a wide range of topics. Brilliant!

Bergson said...

Un monument qui ne cahnge pas comme l'envie de guerre des hommes ...

Daryl said...

I always thought that was Grant's Tomb


:-Daryl

Ken Mac said...

excellent history photo essay!

Barbara Rahal said...

love the colors and compo!! nice!

Ken Mac said...

love this!

Ming the Merciless said...

OMG, how beautiful is that?

I don't think I've ever seen that before. Thanks for pointing it out.

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