Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sky Watch Friday Nov. 14, 2008

Sky Watch Friday
for November 14, 2008
The New National Harbor
South of the New Wilson Bridge
Across the Potomac River
From Alexandria, VA.
Remember to click on each photo in this series to get more details of this sculture.
This sculpture is entitled
The Awakening.
It Used to be at Haines Point in D.C.
It was moved to the New National Harbor
In Maryland That is Being Developed
By The Gaylord Resort Corporation
Whose Flagship Resort is a Five Acre Atrium
Under Glass in New Orleans Style
In Nashville, TN.

When I Look At This Sculpture I Think of This:

The Presidential Election Is Behind Us and Barack Obama Is Getting Ready to Become Our New American President. I Remember All the Southern Plantations I Have Toured. I Think of How the Owners Had Fancy Fenced Grave Sites With Fancy Tombstones While the Graves of the Slaves on the Plantations Are Lost in Unmarked Clay Dirt.

It is November, 2008

This Surely Is

The Awakening!These Photos Were Taken This Past Sunday.

Lots of Puffy Clouds and Blue Skies
Above The New Spans of the Wilson Bridge.
This is a Complete New Little City:
Shops, Restaurants, Apartments, Condos,Etc.
One Fun Thing About the D.C. Area
Is the Great Ethnic Mix of Folks Living Here Which I Just Love!
These Folks Look Like They Hail From India.
Maybe Shiks Since They Are All Wearing Turbans.
Now Here Are The Colorful Circus Tents
The Reason for the Journey to National Harbor:
Cirque du Soleil is in Town
Performing the Show
Here We Go Thru the Entrance.Someone Has Described Cirque du Soleil as a Theatrical Show That Borders On Opera! I Think That Fits Perfectly.
And Here Is Our Daughter, Jeanine, With Her Good Buddies:
Boyfriend, Bryan, and Roommate, Maria.
Maria Was So Excited! Her First Circus Experience Since She Was Ten Years Old! We Were Excited Too!
Another Cirque du Soleil Show to See
And Our Daughter Gave Us The Tickets
For Mother's Day and Father's Day.
Thank You, Jeanine!
This Photo Says It All.

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Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing all you photos. The last photo does say it all. That hand is reaching higher than I thought.
Happy SWF.

Photo Cache said...

That sculpture is both interesting and funny. Thanks for showing this.

the7msn said...

I can't believe they moved the Awakening! I used to rollerblade around him when he was living at Haynes Point. I lived in Alexandria for 15 years til I moved to New Mexico in '93. Glad I found your blog - I look forward to prowling around to see what else has changed since I left.

Louise said...

Nice photo series. It looks like a spectacular and fun day. I love the bridge in the background of the last photo.

JennWasHere said...

The one who thought about this is a genius. =) The last photo was so pretty!

My SWF photos are posted here and here. Please stop by if you have some time. Thanks!

Kim said...

great photos!! happy SWF!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

man, that's a collection!!

Grammy said...

I love your photos they are amazing.
Happy SWF!

Wanda said...

That is an amazing sculpture...
I've never seen anything like it.

All the picture are great.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. That last photo surprised me. That is one big hand! An amazing sculpture, indeed.

fishing guy said...

Joann: What a wonderful series of skies you have shown and I love the neat arm into the sky.
BTW: Brad did a good job on the CMA.

Denise said...

I am glad I didn't miss your SWF post, even though I am very late catching up. A lovely series of photographs, in fact we've been wanting to check this place out for some time now. We drove across the new Wilson Bridge a few weeks ago and saw this area from the bridge. Almost went there but was on the way to Huntley Meadows at the time. Thanks for the tour, I want to go to it even more now and will show this to hubby.