Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Looming Teddy

A friend of mine and I walk every weekend when the weather allows and one of the places we like to walk at is Theodore Roosevelt Island National Park. It's an island in the Potomac River across from the Georgetown waterfront. We walked around the island several times before we discovered there was a path leading to an actual monument for President Theodore Roosevelt.

However, this monument is a bit disturbing. It consists of this huge statue of Roosevelt reminiscent of a famous Joseph Stalin pose surrounded by large walls with Roosevelt's favorite quotes. While it's fitting for the monument to be in a natural habitat due to Roosevelt founding the national park system, the statue's pose seems inappropriate and unnatural for Roosevelt. I preferred just focusing on his face for this photograph.

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