ICONIC IMAGES
Whereas we normally try to put in images from lots of locations, in this case we have chosen only 3 cities:  Arlington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia...3 of each.

The first 3 are various views of Arlington National Cemetery.  First is an iconic expanse of headstones with a lovely blooming cherry in the center.  Next (6b) is The Memorial Amphitheater from just in front of the memorial to The Maine.  6c is pretty self-explanatory, but for the uninitiated it is the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Many of us sat and watched this amazing tribute by this guard until he was relieved ceremoniously by another guard.  You could have heard a pin drop.

Baltimore has come under fire lately for crime but there are still many wonderful things to see in Baltimore.  Babe Ruth at Camden Yard (6d) is just a symbol of baseball heroism.  Baltimore's Inner Harbor (6e) used to be a waste of space but is now this lovely, walkable area.  We are up on a very high point with a cannon looking over this place.  Finally, though the Colts moved to Indianapolis, Baltimore still has football and EVERYONE knows Johnny Unitas (6f)!  It is fitting that he is here in Baltimore.

Finally comes Philly.  6g is a long view of the big fountain to City Hall with William Penn on top.  6h was taken inside Independence Hall.  Ever see "1776"?  You can just see the colonial representatives sitting here, wrangling over the Declaration of Independence and eventually signing it.  It was a bit chilling!  Finally 6i is the Liberty Bell.  It is now living at Liberty Bell Center in the Independence National Historic Park.  The building is across the street from Independence Hall.  The whole area is worth going to. 

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PHOTO 6a
Arlington National Cemetery - I


PHOTO 6b
Arlington National Cemetery - II


PHOTO 6c
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

PHOTO 6d
Babe's Dream



PHOTO 6e
Baltimore's Inner Harbor


PHOTO 6f
Johnny Unitas

PHOTO 6g
City Hall, Philadelphia



PHOTO 6h
Independence Hall:
Where America Was Born


PHOTO 6i
The Liberty Bell

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