Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas on the Potomac, Part 6

o.k....lets' face it, as wonderful as this trip was,
it's time to wrap this gig up!!

This post will contain all the crap beautiful photo's that did not make it in
to all the prior posts!!

Get ready, it's going to be a long one!!

The Awakening
On February 8, 2008, this statue was dismantled and moved to the
National Harbor Resort on the Potomac River in Maryland.

The statue consists of five separate aluminum pieces
buried in the ground, giving the impression of a distressed giant
attempting to free himself from the ground.

The left hand and right foot barely protrude, while the bent left leg and knee jut into the air.

 The bearded face, with the mouth in mid-scream,

struggles to emerge from the earth.

I do believe that Chuck will grow up....some day.

Chuck and I relaxing
with the National Harbor in the background.

We take all these pictures ourselves.
Always looking for a structure, to place the camera on.
It's so much better then smiling at strangers!!

I think these benches follow me wherever I go...

and a purple wreath, are you kidding me,
someone knew I was coming!!

We had the best time ever!!


Jill said...

"We had the best time ever!" It shows! :)

The giant is really an awesome sculpture!

Kmcblackburn said...

Really liking the photo of the arm coming out of the sand with your hubs. Looks like a wonderful trip. Happy New Year to both of you :)


Ellie said...

Wow, that sculpture is amazing. Never seen anything like that before. I've loved looking at all of your pictures.
Chuck and you really seem to have enjoyed yourself there. Thanks for sharing. :)

barbara l. hale said...

WoW! That sculpture is amazing. I had no idea from the first picture how large it was. I'm glad you included pics of yourselves for comparison's sake. And I love that purple wreath. Great find!

TexWisGirl said...

love the big foot!!! chuck is too cute, as are you in that butterfly bench!

Julie G. said...

Looks like you had a terrific time! Amazing sculpture. I would love to see it. Your beaming smiles are very infectious ... I always feel happy when viewing your positive, wonderful posts. Thanks for sharing!

eileeninmd said...

I take it you like the color purple? Ha, just kidding! I love the sculpture/statue coming out the of sand. It is very cool looking and scary. The bench is beautiful, I would like to have one in my yard. How many days were you there? It does look like you both had a great time. Thanks for sharing your trip and the great photos. Happy New year to you and yours!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Yikes, that "Awakening" is a bit scary. -grinnnnnnnnnn-

Happy New Year's Eve to you and to yours.

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughn

Ruth Hiebert said...

That purple wreaths perfect,just for you.My favourite is the butterfly bench. I would like one like that on my yard.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Of course that purple wreath was just for you, Deb! :D Love the butterfly bench, you look really cute sitting in it! All the photos are great, loved what they did with the dismantled sculpture.
Wishing you and Chuck a wonderful weekend and a healthy, happy New Year!

Susan said...

That is a great statue! Not something you would expect to come across. Did his toes smell? hehe.
Butterfly bench? Wow so cool. I am so glad you been having a great time! Happy New Year dear friend!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

you are very brave, you might just wake the sleeping giant.

Dianna said...

I always wondered if you had a stranger take all these pics of you two. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the timer on my camera.....?
Love these pics. I've commented before, but the love between you two and the joy you share is so evident in your photos!

Adrienne said...

Love it! What a cool idea for a statue! I love that you got the wider shot of the whole giant, and then posed with the pieces...makes you realize how big he is!

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