U.S. Capitol Grounds

This is the Peace Monument on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington D.C.

“At the top of the monument, facing west, stand two classically robed female figures. Grief holds her covered face against the shoulder of History and weeps in mourning. History holds a stylus and a tablet that was inscribed “They died that their country might live.” Below Grief and History, another life-size classical female figure represents Victory, holding high a laurel wreath and carrying an oak branch, signifying strength. Below her are the infant Mars, the god of war, and the infant Neptune, god of the sea. The shaft of the monument is decorated with wreaths, ribbons, and scallop shells.”

This next mosaic is of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.

“The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial sits at the base of Capitol Hill amidst other important Washington D.C. monuments such as those built to honor Lincoln and Washington. It is currently the largest equestrian statue in the United States and the second largest in the world.”

There is so much to see and document in Washington D.C. You can never exhaust the treasures there in one visit. We were there in May of this year and I’m still pulling up more photos and history to share.

I’m linking up with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Thank you Mary for hosting this weekly event and sharing your beautiful photography with us.

19 thoughts on “U.S. Capitol Grounds

  1. Love all the statuary in DC. We are only 3 hours away here in Lexington, but we do not get there often. Loved seeing your photos. They brought back memories of many visits in the past…take care and have a nice week. genie

  2. I liked the touching imagery of “Grief and History” in the Peace Monument of the Capital building. There is is much to see and photograph in Washington DC,–I always enjoy visiting there.

  3. That’s a very powerful image, Grief weeping on History’s shoulder. You certainly took a lot in on your trip to DC. We have a daughter living there now so I hope I will get there this year…

  4. Lovely time of the year for this trip! The City has full of history.

    P.S. We have been to the Wildwood Park, Satwiwa Ranch and we are scheduling a hike at Gillette Ranch. You can explore in your next visit here.

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