Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Raleigh monuments near the State Capitol

Here is a quick photo tour of a few of Raleigh's downtown monuments. First is the Raleigh Police Memorial to fallen officers, in front of City Hall.

"Honoring the memory and sacrifice of those who lost their lives serving the city of Raleigh"

George Washington.

Zebulon Baird Vance

Polk, Jackson, and Johnson.



  1. How alarming to be looking straight down the barrel of a cannon! Nice photoshopping out of the flag and 4th of July decorations in your last picture! Took me back in time, that last photo did.

    1. No Photoshop, nor did I remove anything from the photo! I simply shot from closer to the statue than I did in the first one, so the monument covered the flags. I didn't choose the perspective in order to hide the flags, I wanted a wide view that would show the entire building and some surround, but also to have the monument be sizable in the frame, so I had to get closer!

      Photos can really move us around in our memories and perceptions, can't they?

  2. Very nice! I'll be out there tomorrow with a visiting youth brass band from England, so this is a timely primer. :-)

    1. Ah, and maybe a timely comment: when will the band be there?


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