Thursday, October 7, 2010

Shoot Me #24 of 52

Is it Thursday already? Every Thursday I will be participating in "Shoot Me" hosted by Forever In Blue Jeans. You too can play. Click here to sign up and to see the other participants. Here are the rules:

Shoot Me! It's time to stop hiding behind that camera of yours. Your family is missing you in the picture. So it's time to post a picture of YOU (yes, you) every Thursday with your child, your spouse, your friend, your dog, or even by yourself. Just get in the picture, you'll be glad you did!



This photo was taken on August 28, 2010 in Washington DC. I am pictured here with my family and my SIL, Lori on the far right. See the Washington Monument behind us? The monument, completed in 1884 and built to commemorate the first U.S. president, George Washington, is the world's tallest stone structure. Can you see the difference in the color of the marble visible about 150 feet up? Construction on the monument was halted for a number of years due to the civil war and lack of funds. When construction resumed, the builders were unable to find the same quarry stone used in the initial construction and, as a result, the bottom third of the monument is a slightly lighter shade than the rest.  So there you have it. A bit of a U.S. history lesson today!

9 comments:

Janis said...

Great family shot.. I did not know that bit of trivia...thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Good piece of information. What a patriotic family!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice shot of the whole family.

Erin said...

That is a fun, touristy-kind of shot. I like it. (Thanks for the history lesson, too...I'd never heard/seen that before.)

Jan said...

Great photo, and thanks for the historical info. It's always good to learn.

That corgi :) said...

awesome picture of your family! I have been to the National Monument and never noticed that change in the color of the stone; very interesting fact; thanks for sharing that with us :)

happy weekend!

betty

carrielt said...

Very cool! Thanks for the history trivia. I didn't know that. I have friends who live in DC and they are after TNT and I to come visit. Just haven't found the time yet.

Jennifer said...

Nice pic.

quilly said...

Thanks for the history lesson. In all the times I have looked at pics of the monument, I never noticed that!

Nice family vacation shot, too!

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