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Springtime in Washington

It has been a cooler than average spring, but we are getting there.   Today I met Chrissy for lunch up near the U.S. Naval Memorial.  It is around a ten minute walk from my office and it was very nice today.  I don't have much text, just some pictures from a warm spring day. 

Kits on Capitol Mall flying kites on March 31, 2009

Above are kids flying kites on the Mall

Glrove of magnolias flowering near National Gallery of Art on March 31, 2009 

Magnolia grove near National Gallery of Art

Flowers in John Marshall Park near Pennsylvania Ave on March 31, 2009 

Springtime in Washington in John Marshall Park

John Marshall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 

John Marshall, longest serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  His rulings shaped the Constitution.  Among the key opinions:  Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803); Fletcher v. Peck, 10 U.S. 87 (1810); McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819); Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 (1819); Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. 264 (1821); Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. 1 (1824); Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. 515 (1832); Barron v. Baltimore, 32 U.S. 243 (1833)

Grand Army of the Republic Monument on March 30, 2009 

Monument to the Grand Army of the Republic

Navy Memorial world map 

US Navy Memorial.  Look closely.  The patio is a map of the world.  Those guys are walking across Texas and Mexico.

Horse tamer statue 

Horse Tamer near world commerce center

Fountain at Navy Memorial in front of Archives on March 31, 2009 

Fountain at Navy Memorial.  In background is the Archives Building

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