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Monument Valley, Arizona.
The Monumento a los Héroes de la Restauración is a monument in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic. It was originally built during the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo in 1944 as "Trujillo's Monument to Peace." He ordered its construction in his own honor. Yet, symbolically the monument was built for the centennial of the Dominican War of Independence, which was fought in 1844 to gain sovereignty from Haiti.
United States Presidential Memorial constructed to commemorate George Washington.
Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36°59′N 110°6′W / 36.983°N 110.1°W / 36.983; -110.1), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock shale, the middle de Chelly sandstone and the top layer is Moenkopi shale capped by Shinarump siltstone. The valley includes large stone structures including the famed Eye of the Sun.
Between 1948 and 1967, the southern extent of the Monument Upwarp was mined for uranium, which occurs in scattered areas of the Shinarump siltstone; vanadium and copper are associated with uranium in some deposits (see Uranium mining in Arizona).
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Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films. The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The elevation of the valley floor ranges from 5,000 to 6,000 feet (1,500 to 1,800 m) above sea level.
The floor is largely siltstone of the Cutler Group, or sand derived from it, deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
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During the big freeze
It started to rain as I was taking this shot of the Washington Monument. Fortunately, I brought my umbrella. Unfortunately, it was so windy that the umbrella actually blew apart and I had no choice but to run under a tree for shelter. That was definitely the first time I’d ever experience rain like that while I was out shooting. It was kinda fun - See more at: www.abpan.com/blog/#sthash.QD3cUm7r.dpuf
Located within the Monument Avenue Historic District at the intersection of Monument and Davis Avenues, Richmond, VA, the monument consists of the central sculpture of Davis, a 7 1/2 foot high standing, bronze figure atop a 12 foot granite pedestal and is flanked on either side by piers with bronze tablets that commemorate the Confederate Army and Navy. Behind the statue is a 67 foot high column with a sculpted, angel-like figure of Vindicatrix, the Spirit of the South. The column stands in front center of a semi-circle classical colonnade of 13 Doric columns, representing eleven seceding states and the two states that sent representatives to the Confederate Congress.
Architect William C. Noland of Richmond designed the entire monument. Edward Valentine, also of Richmond, sculpted both the Davis and Vindicatrix figures. The monument was unveiled at the same Confederate reunion as the Stuart Monument, on June 3, 1907, the ninety-ninth anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis. The veil was pulled by Mrs. Winnie Davis Hayes, the president's only surviving child, and her two sons.
Edward Virginius Valentine (November 12, 1838 - October 19, 1930) was an American sculptor who studied in Europe: in Paris with Couture and Jouffroy, in Italy under Bonanti, and with August Kiss in Berlin.
Architect William Churchill Noland (1865-1951), Virginia's first licensed architect, designed St. James Episcopal Church, Beth Ahaba Synagogue, and a number of Monument Avenue homes. He and electrical engineer Henry Baskervill were commissioned to design the wings to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia State Capitol in 1903.
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The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a stone Roman Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, which commemorates the Great Fire of London.
One of the many viewpoints on the amazing drive down the 17 mile dirt roads of Monument Valley. The abundance of clouds made for some interesting shadows on the valley floor as well as the monoliths. Hope you enjoy.
Spent the evening down Southsea Sea Front with good friend Paul and Liam, we started taking pictures around the War Memorial on the common. I thought I would share them with you, as it is the 70th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain & the 66th Anniversary of D-Day this weekend. I think it is a fitting tribute for all the service personnel that laid down there live for us. Thank you in advance for any comments.
Viewed from across the Tidal Basin near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.