Saturday, September 25, 2004

A little bit of history tucked away in Rosslyn

I almost forgot...after dim sum Clarence suggested that we take a walk to see the Journalists' Memorial and Freedom Park. They're both situated on/near the high-rise that houses China Garden. The memorial is very cool--a curlicue of etched glass containing the names of journalists killed on the job since the War of 1812! From there you can stroll down the terraced exhibition of the Park, which has items that symbolize the struggle for freedom and rights around the world. Artifacts include stones from the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland circa WWII, portions of the Berlin Wall, and a tin kayak used by refugees fleeing Cuba in the 1960s. Both locations are completely tucked away and I would never have known they were there had Clarence not taken us, so thanks Claro!!


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