|This picture was taken by the husband during our tour in downtown DC yesterday. The photo was shot from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where there’s a great view of the reflecting pool and the mammoth Washington Monument. The weather was just divine and the city itself was buzzing with life, jammed with tourists who came to enjoy what this place has to offer on Labor Day weekend. Among the places we visited were the Smithsonian’s American History museum, the National Archives and the Vietnam War memorial. It is worth noting that this is a just a drop in the bucket of what this cosmopolitan city has to offer. More pictures to come and more posts to be uploaded. Until then for those who are in this part of the world, enjoy your long weekend.
Thanks to all. As far as Wilde and me, I was an English minor and so studied him more than my share and actually, in this case, he elaborated on some of his most famous bits. In this case explaining that a true friend will go up and tell their friend how they feel even if it hurts them. The corollary he was working against, in fact, was the idea of rumor mongering or doing something in the public sphere, saying something to the effect of: isn’t it better to confront someone you care about personally than for them to find out about your words elsewhere (i.e. public). Not only that, there is logic in the language that does not require tremendous interpretation. It’s not poetry after all. So IMHO my retort is more than an educated guess and motivated by the fact that it was used in reverse. There are many other cases that justify your feelings, Linda, but I don’t think this one does. But thanks for the picture kudos.
Nice photo Jeff. I feel like enlarging it and framing it so I can hang it up somewhere.
As for the last post about the Hatta, I have to make my comment here because there is no place to comment on that post.
Since when do you guys know Oscar Wilde so personally? Do you guys have one of his diaries or something?
I just love it when people speak for an authors comments as if they were factual. We all have our own filters people.
WOOOW!!! That’s a great photograph Jeff!