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Cultural Curiosity
I just want to show my ambiance.
Keeping an eye on the ball
Homeless Hope
The Snake Man
Thai monks in Bangkok
Struggle Pays Off
2019 Baby Announcement
Running free
Transition
Leaf Cutter Ants
Hero
A palm tree frog couple during amplexus
City climbers
Friends at beach
Revelers enjoying a Prague sunset from Letna Park
Self Love
Maasai beach boy posing on the beach
Sunset at Rock Harbor, MA
Winter Veins
Lost at the shore
Galapagos Adventure
Breakfast in the Kalahari
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Hero

I was walking on a busy street in Washington DC when I noticed a small park that was obviously meant as a setting for a monument. It was very still and quiet compared to the noisy street we were on. Asleep on the base of the monument was a man. An audience of pigeons over him created a straight line and pattern as they watched him slumber. Leading lines, a triangle of red, the tourist bus slightly visible in the background all attracted me to this shot. The juxtaposition of the memorial and the sleeping man made me wonder if they both were heroes whose accomplishments had been forgotten.

TAGS: Dc, District Of Columbia, Washington

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Elmhurst, Illinois, United States of America
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Date Taken: 08.2018
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 18, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
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