Friday, April 1, 2011

National Mall and Memorial Parks: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Date of Visit: March 19, 2011

Korean Memorial
The Korean Memorial is an interesting one with the soldiers reflecting in the wall and the etchings in the wall.  I remember taking Mik to it back when Dad and him visited me when I was in the American University Washington Semester Program back in Spring 2006.  It was the day he got his first camera and he would not stop taking pictures to pose and be in photos.  Thus I ended up taking pictures of him taking pictures.  I should dig that photo up off my external harddrive, but for now I just have the one of him taking photos this trip.  It is pretty much the same pose, so it would be fun to compare the two.  This time he was busy taking pictures in drawing mode with his still sort of new camera.

Korean Memorial
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is totally accessible with there being no steps.  It is is a little bit of an incline, but not as much as typical ramps.  It does not matter which side you go up, as it is a dead end at the top and you can go back down on the other side.   That way you can see the etchings up close one way and then the reflection of the statues in the wall better from farther away when you go on the other side.

Photos by Mik and Kjersti
Text by Kjersti with Mik's wheelchair accessibility input

Destination Info:
Korean War Veterans Memorial
South of Reflecting Pool
Washington, DC

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