New Photo Gallery: Arlington National Cemetery

8 02 2009
Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA

Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA

I took advantage of the warm winter weather today and spent a few hours at Arlington National Cemetery. I have been there two previous times, but not with the intent of taking photos. My first trip was on a hot humid summer day, which was probably a poor decision, but not fully regrettable. The other time to Arlington was for a interment of a family member. Finally I took the time to go back with the intent on getting some good photographs.

Looking through a doorway into the amphitheater hallway at Arlington National Cemetery

Looking through a doorway into the amphitheater hallway at Arlington National Cemetery

The sky was blue and big white clouds kept sailing by. I utilized this in a few shots, but I feel that this location really works better in black and white.  My journey today mainly took me to the common “touristy” spots, but that’s good because it lends to photographs that people may recognize.

As someone with an interest in the Civil War, I found the Confederate plot very interesting. The stones are similar to other stones in the cemetery. They list the name, rank, and state of the soldier. The monument at the center of the plot honors these soldiers, not for the cause, but for their “obedience to duty, as they understood it.”

There’s still much more to explore. I’m looking forward to more visits to ANC to  build upon this small gallery. You can see all the gallery by clicking here.

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