I've selected this photo for the week, because as you may have heard by now, Ken Burns new multi-part documentary called "The War" is being broadcast on PBS. Not only does this photo show off the new World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., it also happens to look really cool at night with a long exposure! Ed Pien has shared his motivation for taking these type of great shots:
World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was vandalized with spray-paint at the base of the North Dakota column sometime prior to 10 a.m. on Monday, according to the National Park Service.
The nation's front yard, frayed, rutted, and overwhelmed by millions of feet and years of neglect, is going to be given a much-needed makeover if the Interior Department can figure out how to raise at least $650 million, and likely quite a bit more.
At the National World War II Memorial, the numbers speak of effort, achievement, and sacrifice on a monumental scale.
Stephen R. Brown published his World War II Memorial photo book a full three years ago this month, but it somehow never ended up on the Traveler’s Fireside Read list. It’s high time to fix that, so let’s just dispense with the “better late than never” weasel-speak and get on with it.
Did you watch all 15 hours of the Ken Burns mega-series "The War" which wrapped up last night on PBS? I did! Having watched the series, I have wondered, what are the World War II sites managed by the National Park Service? I've come up with this list, with some parks units that you might not expect.