Photographer's Note

This shot was something of an experiment that didn't quite work out the way I wanted; still, I thought I would post it, and maybe someone has some suggestions on how to improve it.

There were several memorials I didn't see on my previous trip to DC, way back in 1993. This one is the most elaborate, I think. I'm surprised they found a location large enough to accommodate it. The result are impressive, but most of it just doesn't work for me, for some reason. It's definitely an epic monument, but it's just not terribly inspiring, almost like there had to be a WWII memorial, and the scale had to be suitable, but it's very minimalist (which some may appreciate), almost like designers executed exactly that; the bare minimum, for whatever reason (probably funds). As seen in the photo, at the top of this structure, after just a few short years, it's already starting to look "worn," which speaks to the (seeming lack of) quality of the materials. After having seen some of the WWII memorials in Europe, this just falls short, unfortunately. It's definitely worth a visit, to pay respects, but I think it could have been so much more.

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