By now I'm sure most of you know I was in Washington, DC this past weekend for a wedding.
The wedding was at the St Regis and that was where we stayed. I just had to sketch a part of the plush lobby.
The wedding was Saturday night, so the bride's father arranged for a bus tour in the morning for anyone interested. Armed with my sketchbook I tried to capture some of our stops. I was also able to get a stamp from a booth at each of the locations I sketched. First up was the World War II Memorial. I didn't get to hear what the tour guide was saying but I sketched a part of the memorial.
We had my 94 year old father-in-law with us and he received a very special welcome on arrival. The guide from the memorial thanked him for his service and spoke to him about where he served during the war. I know we were all touched to see him light up to be honored there.
|The memorial guide, Pop in the center, and my sister-in-law on the right.|
Next the group went to the Korean War Memorial, but I HAD to run off because I knew I wanted to sketch the Lincoln Memorial. I told them I would meet them there. I know my sister-in-law (mother of the groom) was worried they wouldn't see me there, but I was right on time.
In the same area was the Viet Nam Memorial. The wall was very moving as well as the statue of the service men.
As much as I would have loved to sketch at each stop it just wasn't possible.
Here are a few photos of the tour.
|The World War II Memorial.|
|The reflecting pool and the Washington Monument seen from the top step of the Lincoln Memorial.|
|Diane having the memorial guide do a rubbing of the name of a friend who was killed in action.|
|The Martin Luther King Memorial.|
I did refrain and didn't sketch at the wedding either. LOL But I took a lot of photos. Here are a few.
|Julie and Gary on the altar.|
|The first kiss as man & wife.|
|Walking down the aisle.|
|Jerry and me at the reception.|