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Korean War Memorial

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 June 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.'s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. It commemorates those who served in the Korean War.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was authorized by the U.S. Congress on October 28, 1986. President George H. W. Bush conducted the groundbreaking for the Memorial on June 14, 1992, Flag Day. It was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, by President Bill Clinton and Kim Young Sam, President of the Republic of Korea, to the men and women who served during the conflict. Management of the memorial was turned over to the National Park Service, under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. As with all National Park Service historic areas, the memorial was administratively listed on the National Register of Historic Places on the day of its dedication.

Photo taken May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/80 second F/10.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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Cruz from exurbia, United States

The over-saturated colors make this memorial to war even more stirring.

22 Jun 2010 6:11am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice composition work on this and a wonderful memorial!

22 Jun 2010 6:44am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

What a remarkabable monument! Never seen anything like this, very impressive!

22 Jun 2010 7:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, I have seen other photographs of this and it always comes across as a most moving memorial . . somehow, I hear the silence.

22 Jun 2010 9:45am

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

nice mémorial and well frame Steven

22 Jun 2010 1:02pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Steven - Yes, VERY nice job on this, as always. I caught this angle, too, in one of my shots but for my posting decided to go with the other one as you know. This memorial is so moving and I will always love the way you add so much background information to your pieces - you really do a great job with that part of it as well as the absolutely super images that you produce! This is just one example.Bravo to you and of course to our Brothers in Arms - doing their part for country. Good Job Steven! - Denny

22 Jun 2010 1:48pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

The color saturation gives them a ghostlike quality.
Glad you have your power back.

22 Jun 2010 3:13pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I've seen a few pictures of this memorial Steven, and it is a very evocative piece of work. The tone mapping appears to give it additional ethereal qualities and reflects the harshness of the conditions and the material used for the sculptures.

22 Jun 2010 3:58pm

Antoine from France

Very nice composition. Have a good afternoon Steven.

22 Jun 2010 4:51pm

Denise from Pennsylvania, United States

This is one I have never seen before, very neat. NExt time we get down there, it will be a must visit memorial.

22 Jun 2010 9:08pm

Robert from Los Angeles, United States

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Steven!! I just realized that it was yesterday and I hope you had a great celebration!! Wishing you good health and much happiness this coming year!! xo, r

23 Jun 2010 1:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice memorial to those who fought in the forgotten war. They won't be forgotten. A lovely image of this memorial, I'm seeing for the first time, through your work.

23 Jun 2010 2:13am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Yes ,Happy belated! I am in awe of this shot! well done ! beautiful! 5*****!

23 Jun 2010 3:13am

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

This one I have to send to my father, the link, he is a Korean war vet. He'll like it.

25 Jun 2010 3:52am