Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

A small remembrance, for those lost

This is one of my favorite photos I have taken.

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Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Frederick Hart's "Three Soldiers," on a summer morning in 1993. I was back in Northern Virginia after my first year of college. I drove into Washington, D.C. pre-dawn, early enough to see dawn in the monumental core. I lucked into this moment: no one at this memorial, one of the most visited in the District. The wall is, of course, hard to get into a single shot: I got as much of it into the frame as I could.

(Apologies for the reflections and other artifacts that are not of that moment, but are instead of a moment on Memorial Day 2015 in my bedroom; this is probably the best I can do to show you this shot without a scanner.)

Another way to remember those lost: the original performance, conducted by the composer, of Bernard Herrmann's 1943 concert piece For the Fallen. I hope you may take nine minutes to experience this.

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