Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stroll

A casual stroll in front of General Grant Memorial Monument.
Ulysses S.Grant was the main author of Union victory during the Civil War,
And the 18th president of the United States.
The flags have been installed for the 187th anniversary of the General's birthday,
on April 27th.

"Arret sur image" devant la tombe du General Grant,
un des artisans de la victoire de l'Union pendant la Guerre Civile,
et le 18 eme President des Etats Unis.
La presence des drapeaux est due a la celebration de
l'anniversaire de sa naissance le 27 Avril.

Morningside Heights, Riverside drive, overlooking the Hudson river.

24 comments:

That is the chicken May 13, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

Looks like great weather for that stroll!

gogouci May 13, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

I agree. Looks like a great day to stroll, soak up the sun and visit the sights.

Virginia May 13, 2009 at 1:22 AM  

Ahhh the human element transforms this photograph. PErfect.
V

Olivier May 13, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

c'est un beau monument, j'aime bien l'intérieur, mais surtout ce que j'adore dans cet endroit c'est les bancs en céramiques de Pedro Silva qui font tout le tour. ils sont magnifiques

Nazzareno May 13, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

Regarder avec la « queue des yeux», est la notre expression pour décrire la mode de comme toi regarde l'homme (pendant que tu fais la photo).

claude May 13, 2009 at 2:46 AM  

Bel édifice !
Si je ne me trompe pas, je crois Qu'Abraham Lincoln de Brookville dans l'Ohio a dit que le Général Grant est un aïeul de sa femme, lui étant un petit petit peut encore petit cousin du vrai Abraham Lincoln.

claude May 13, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

L'aigle est magnifique.

Daniel May 13, 2009 at 3:46 AM  

Grant, Lee, les antagonistes de la guerre de sécession!!!
Bonne journée :))

Bibi May 13, 2009 at 4:14 AM  

Lovely shot, enhanced by the lone walker.

Cergie May 13, 2009 at 6:35 AM  

La patrie reconnaissante à ses grands hommes... Quel édifice imposant ! Un véritable panthéon pour un seul homme.
Je me demande si ce mausolée est dans un site à part ou dans un cimetière au milieu d'autres tombes. L'aigle unique lui donne un coté moins rigide de part l'assymétrie qu'il crée.

cieldequimper May 13, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

Mais l'aigle est-il unique ? Dans ce style romain, la symétrie est pourtant recherchée...

hpy May 13, 2009 at 7:15 AM  

La photo a mis tellement de temps à s'ouvrir que j'ai cru y voir l'Arc de Triomphe pendant quelques secondes.
(Mais ayant lu le texte, je me suis dit que c'est gentil de hisser les drapeaux pour mon anniversaire.)

JM May 13, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

I agree with Virginia! Great shot indeed.

Cezar and Léia May 13, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

I love these photos from the "moment"! Wonderful shot and this place is so beautiful!
Léia

Bergson May 13, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

Un noir qui sort de visiter un président qui a su arrêter une guerre!!
Saint bolique priez pour nous

alice May 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

Que de symboles sur une seule photo... Bravo Madame.

frenchie4moi May 13, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

I know I'm partial but I just love the red, white and blue.

Jacob May 13, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

I like the contrast in this photo! Excellent work.

Now, did they ever figure out who was buried in Grant's tomb?

It was 97 degrees here Sunday.

Clueless in Boston May 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

Who's buried in Grant's tomb:)

Beautiful looking tomb, I'll have to visit one of these days, being a sort of civil war buff.

And not only was he a famous civil war general and president, he is on my favorite denomination of US currency the $50 dollar bill, which as sometimes been referred to as the new 20 dollar bill.

PJ May 13, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

If I remember correctly the monument was in disrepair until a few years ago. It looks good here.

Barb May 13, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

great photo....Barb

Squirrel May 14, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

Wonderful photo as always __ I was just browsing your backpages of photos--very inspiring, beautiful.

I like Grant-- he purchased a slave just to free him and set an example. (his wife's family owned slaves and he could never understand that. Her family bristled when he talked to their slaves in a friendly open fashion, "as if they were his equal." or worked beside them in the fields. ) of course some history books label him a slave owner... that;s how it goes. his tomb is worth visiting!

Marguerite-Marie May 14, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

j'arrive après de tels commentaires que je ne trouve rien d'autre à dire que bravo. belle perspective!

Catherine May 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

Comme les Natiions savent rendre hommage à leurs Grands Hommes !
Si lumineux en blanc.

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