Travel Theme: Statues

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is statues, so here are a few of my favorite images of statues.

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Abe Lincoln, at his memorial on the Washington, DC Tidal Basin.

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Statue of George Washington in Boston’s Pubic Garden during the World Series in 2013.

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The Statue of Liberty, as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Outside of a house in Houghs Neck, Mass.

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Headstone in a cemetery in Quincy, Mass.

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Make Way for Soxlings

One of the most famous landmarks in Boston is the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden. They are dressed in sombreros for Cinco de Mayo, in Santa hats at Christmas, and now, for the World Series, this.

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Seven little ducklings and their mama duck, all decked out in Red Sox jerseys and beards. In our house, we’re calling it “Make Way for Soxlings.” The mama duck’s beard is the shortest – closely cropped, so we’re pretty sure she’s David Ortiz. The duck in the second picture has a long, flyaway beard, so he’s obviously Johnny Gomes.

What do you think? How would you dress the duck family if you had the opportunity?

Duckling Parade

There’s an annual tradition in Boston called the Duckling Parade, which is led by the Harvard Marching Band, and boasts hundreds of children in various states of duckling-like dress. The parade ends at the Make Way for Ducklings statue in the Public Garden, with kids lining up to take their turn sitting on the various ducklings and having their photos taken. We missed it last year, and were afraid the rain would put a damper on today’s festivities, but the rain stopped about an hour before the parade, and held off for the rest of the day. I encourage anyone who is near Boston on future Mother’s Days to stop by and take a peek.

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