Monday, April 4, 2011

Washington, DC, USA

They arrived as a gift of friendship from the Emperor 99 years ago.  Now, come spring, the Tidal Basin is ringed by a halo of bling thanks to the blossoming Japanese cherry trees.  Who has the best view of the show?  Thomas Jefferson, a secular saint with a halo of his own.  [2011]

1 comment:

  1. The Cherry Blossom festival is my favorite excuses to go to DC for a weekend of Smithsonians and sightseeing! Ever year I take the same pictures over and over! Another gift from Japan next to the Tidal Basin is a Pagoda which required the staff of the Library of Congress to assemble since it came with no instructions! I was last reminded of this statue because of a Part 1 identifcation question!