Friday Fotos: Arlington House

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This is a shot of Arlington House, the Lee family's home, that I took this monrning crossing Memorial Bridge.  The house is on top of the hill, and the flag is half mast, as it is any day there is a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Pat great photo, when I was in you neck of the woods, it was a challengeto capture both the Arlington House and Arlington National Cemetery...great panning motion with your camera :)~laura cerrano

Jun 04, 2010 12:14 PM #3
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Jim & Maria Hart
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Hey, Patricia. Beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing with all of us, Jim

Jun 04, 2010 12:59 PM #4
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Hi Patricia, wow that is beautiful! I have never been there but would love to someday! Tiffany

Jun 04, 2010 01:04 PM #5
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Great shot Patricia. I don't think I have seen that angle before. Thanks so much.

Jun 04, 2010 01:16 PM #6
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That is really cool shot. I have not visited but sure looks like a place to see.

Jun 04, 2010 01:35 PM #7
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Pat, isn't that wonderful! But sad to know there is a funeral there today. Now... were you driving when you took that photo? Inquiring minds want to know....

Jun 04, 2010 02:35 PM #8
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This is an awesome shot.  I haven't seen it from this vantage before.  The flag there must stay permanently at half mast since there are so many funerals there each day.

Jun 04, 2010 03:37 PM #9
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Oh, I love it, Pat!  You DO live in such a beautiful place rich with history - I can't see you EVER running out of photo opportunities!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Jun 04, 2010 04:43 PM #10
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Pat

Thanks for sharing the photo of Arlington House.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 04, 2010 04:43 PM #11
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Hello Pat beautiful pic and look how green the trees and grass are, must be all that rain & snow you received in Spring!

VB ;-)

Jun 04, 2010 07:51 PM #12
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Great shot.

Jun 04, 2010 09:44 PM #13
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There are many impressive things to see and experience while at Arlington.  There is not enough hours in the day to see it all.

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It gave me a jolt to realize how close you are to such national beauties...that you actually see them every day....

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Pat,

The director of the Cemetary just retired this week after 40 years. Nice shot.

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Jun 04, 2010 11:56 PM #16
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Pat,

Very nice shot of Arlington. Like thebright haze - gives everything a quiet solemnness. :)

Steve

Jun 05, 2010 12:01 AM #17
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I like the view with the hillside right there behind the other building.  Nice composition.

Jun 05, 2010 12:25 AM #18
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Pat - wonderful photo. DC is such a unique place in so many ways, and this pic is just one example of how different it really is.

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Jun 05, 2010 01:15 AM #19
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Wow! What a neat picture. I need to visit DC one of these days...

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Jun 05, 2010 05:25 AM #20
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Thanks so much for all of your comments! 

OK, I was not in the driver's seat when I took this one.  That would be more irresponsible than driving and yakking on my cell phone!

And during the week, they have several services each day, and this means that the flag is almost always half mast between Monday and Friday.  One of my clients said that her grandfather, a veteran of World War II, was recently buried at Arlington.  As she described the service in detail, with the music and the flag and the salute, she said it was the most beautiful, moving tribute she could have imagined.

Somehow, it's a little less sad when the service is for someone who survived a war and had many decades of a wonderful life afterward than when a young service man or woman is coming home from Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Pat - thanks for sharing photos of one of the places I have yet to visit in the DC area!

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