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
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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