Today begins a series of photos I took over in East Potomac Park a couple of weeks ago. This is another of Washington's urban treasures of tranquility. For more than 20 years, it was the home of The Awakening at Haines Point, but several weeks ago, this well-loved sculpture was dug up and moved to the largest development project in the country--Prince George's County's National Harbor. A monstrosity to consumerism, but touted as a destination point and the place to live and work, it will soon feature this fun sculpture.
Haines Point is still a lively spot in the city, but it's a bit sadder and lonelier without The Awakening and, once a fun place to take visitors and tourists to see something out of the ordinary, it's no longer a specific point of interest unless you like watching airplanes take off and land from Washington National Airport on the other side of the river. In general, though, it's still a lovely park and a nice respite off the beaten paths and frenzied energy of the city.
Sunset, Seagulls, Sailboats and So Forth... will run sporadically over the next week or so along with my regularly scheduled posts. I hope you enjoy it.