Soldiers in the Wall

While the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. would be great to see during the day, I think it’s best seen at night. The lighting and shadows contribute to the emotion of this memorial. On the night I viewed it, it was raining and I had just finished photographing the 19 statues of a military squad on patrol. I turned toward a wall, and to my surprise I saw faces staring back out at me.

The south side of the triangular shaped memorial is a 164 foot long, black granite wall with photographic images sandblasted into it depicting soldiers, equipment and people involved in the war. At night, the eerie feeling of those faces is very moving. If you get a chance to visit this memorial, take your time and look closely at these people from the past.

 

The south side of the triangular shaped memorial is a 164-foot-long black granite wall with photographic images sandblasted into it depicting soldiers, equipment and people involved in the war. At night, the eerie feeling of those faces is very moving. If you get a chance to visit this memorial, take your time and look closely at these people from the past. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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