Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Vietnam Memorial Washington, D.C.

Designed by Maya Lin in 1981, the walls of the memorial have a mirror-like surface of polished black granite reflecting images of the visitors and surrounding monuments, trees and clouds. The names of all the dead and missing are engraved on its walls.

13 comments:

Marie-Noyale said...

I saw an exhibit of hers in Chelsea but did not realize she was responsible of that wall design.
Nice post,
those two people kneeling add a great human touch.

John said...

And now so much a part of the American psyche.

Malyss said...

I already saw this "wall" on TV, and always found it very moving and impressive...

cieldequimper said...

I was there on Memorial Day 20O2. It was impressive.

Levonne said...

This memorial is beautiful and moving. I hope to see it in person one day.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's a truly remarkable memorial!
God bless you!
Cezar

T. Becque said...

Nice. I've always loved the reflections of this wall.

Leif Hagen said...

That's a wonderful posting for today's Memorial day holiday! I posted photos from a celebration at our nearby national cemetery in St. Paul.

SRQ said...

Nice reflections. The Wall is challenging to photograph -- well done.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

There is a half size replica of the Vietnam memorial that travels around. I saw it when it came to Tulsa, but I have not seen the original in DC. I served in the Army in 1964 to 1966 and was in the 1st Cavalry in Korea when it was moved to Vietnam. They moved the organization, not all the troops. We became part of 4th Army. I was lucky I guess.

Emm said...

This is very touching. I visited the Vietnam Memorial in June last year and I had tears in my eyes then too.

Tash said...

We had the replica Moving Wall here 2 years ago. It was also very spiritually moving.

Andrey Dorokhov said...

Great angle! With all these reflections!