Category: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

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Fifteenth century hand-illuminated page. I bought it from a Bouquinistes in Paris. I’ve never really translated it, but I do recognize the start of the Lord’s Prayer on the bottom two lines. The shame is that they were selling single pages from the original book.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

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Celebrating the end of World War II

The massive, somber World War II Memorial in Washington, DC can be visually overwhelming, as befits a war that involved most of the planet. Where to look?

This panel by artist Ray Kaskey is one of the 24 bas-relief sculptures near the entrance. One of a series of panels that depict the efforts on the homefront, it shows euphoric Americans jitterbugging to celebrate the end of the war in the Pacific.

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