Monument To The Homeless

I really had to take a second look at this. 


From a distance, it looked like another homeless person sleeping on the bench in Washington., D.C. 


But as I got closer, I realized this was a statue of a homeless person.


And the only thing real about it was the empty cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee next to it. 


Honestly, I am not sure what the point of this statue is. 


There are enough REAL homeless people to remind us of their serious plight and the critical need to help them. 


The money that went into creating this monument would’ve been far better spent on helping these real people in need. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

The Arts of Peace

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What a gorgeous day in Washington, D.C. today.

Took a little lunchtime walk to enjoy the great city, sipping my Dunkin’ along the way.

This picture is of “The Arts of Peace” by James Earle Fraser on the eastern end of The Arlington Memorial Bridge.

On the left is “Music and Harvest” and on the right is “Aspiration and Literature.”

These 17′ statues are gilded in bronze and are really awesome.

Not far from the Department of State and the United States Institute of Peace.

They invoke true majesty as you enter the Capital of the United States of America.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)