Monday, February 18, 2008

George Washington's Profile


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Wishing everyone in the USA a restful President's Day, a national holiday in the States. President's Day was conceived as a Monday observance of what was once two holidays, Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays. Washington state was named for George Washington, the first President of the USA. His easy to recognized sharp profile adorns this sculpture installation in Freeway Park, adjacent to the Washington State Trade and Convention Center. The park and convention center are an amazing complex built right over a major interstate freeway, I-5, along which you can also see George's profile outlining the numbers of state highways on traffic signs.

It might interest you to know that one of our own City Daily Photo Blog family members is a cousin in President Abraham Lincoln's family tree, and bears the same name. Our Abraham Lincoln is a talented artist and photographer with a long history in publishing, rather than a politician, and you can see his Brookville, Illinois blog here. Happy Monday, everyone!

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edwin s said...

What a profile!

I finally placed my vote for you at the polls. Checked everyday and today, the link appeared. You're leading. Yay! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you to take it into the next round.

Chuck Pefley said...

A mini-theme day? Let's see what I can come up with. -:)

Glad to here my vote helped too. Tell me about the "next round".

Marcel said...

Great photo from a great city in a great state. Happy Prez. Day!

Rose said...

Unusual but very interesting!

Jilly said...

What a great sculpture - so unusual yet so obvious who it is. I didn't realise there was a President's Day in America.

Clueless in boston said...

Great idea for a post.

Petrea said...

Hi Kim,

What a great photo. During my many trips to Seattle (my husband's family lives there, and I've got plenty of cousins there, too) I've never seen this sculpture.

I've seen you in Paris! Thanks for stopping in Pasadena. I love the CDPB way of getting around.

I'm going to go nose around your blog some more.

Guide Greg said...

A fun sculpture... some have commented not fitting for George Washington, but a number of OTHER politicos have many faces... ; )

Seattle George Monument - Buster Simpson
South of the Convention Center, on the Level 4
plaza, stands the Seattle George Monument.
This 28-foot high sculpture portrays silhouettes of
Chief Sealth, from whom Seattle derived its name,
and George Washington. In the plaza adjacent to
the sculpture is sandblasted text in Chief Sealth’s
native Lushootseed language and a replica of a
survey map, both from 1855.

Jana said...

What a great sculpure!