Saturday, January 1, 2011

Theme Day: Best Picture of 2010

Vietnam Memorial Washington, D.C.

It's hard to pick a picture out of all of the 275 I posted last year, but this one is more poignant for me now after the recent passing of my mother than when it was first posted on Memorial Day.

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.

6 comments:

Irina said...

I remember this impressive photo.
So sorry.

jennyfreckles said...

It's a very touching picture. I am so sorry to hear of your recent bereavement too. I hope your memories are good and comforting.

lewi14 said...

Happy New Year!

It's really a good choice. What an excellent shot!

Malyss said...

This picture was already very moving the first time you showed it; today, it has even more sense, as a symbol of memory. I'm sure your mom would have loved your choice.

brattcat said...

So sorry about the loss of your mother. This is a very good choice of your many extraordinary images.

Kim said...

A perfect choice, although I would be hard pressed to pick just one of your images. You have so many super shots.
It is touching that this image speaks to you in new ways since the loss of your dear mother.
-Kim