Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Other Big Guy.

Lincoln may be bigger, but George is a better dresser. Every year for George Washington's birthday, the DC university named in his honor has a party; so of course George gets dressed up for the special occasion. There's a bonfire, s'mores, cupcakes, and sometimes even a fife and drum corps. This statue, which stands in University Yard, has an identical twin that stands outside of the National Gallery in London. When that statue was sent to London, it was shipped along with a crate of dirt so that Washington would always be standing on Virginia soil. To my knowledge, it did not arrive with a feather boa.

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  1. What a cool photo. Lincoln is bigger but this
    Washington is a lot snappier.

  2. Thanks! GW is a sharper dresser, and he's got that runway pose too.