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Einstein Statue

IMG_2817.jpgTourists wandering along the Mall in Washington, D.C. will migrate from one famous tourist attraction to another. The Washington monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial wall and many other spots will be on their itinerary. One thing that is often overlooked as a sculpture just north of the mall. It is a sculpture of Albert Einstein in a very relaxed pose. I have always found it to be a very cool thing to see and to see how everyone engages with it is also cool. Some wanted to touch him while other are happy to jump up on his lap. I certainly recommend that although the surface is a bit too bumpy to be comfortable for too long. If doing the DC tourist thing, do try and fit this in. I also include a picture of my nephew, Chris, next to the statue to give you some idea of scale.

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Albert Einstein

Just across from the Lincoln Memorial is the National Academy of Sciences.  On the grounds in the front of the building is a sculpture of Albert Einstein.  It is a great sculpture since it is quite sizable and impressive yet is in a style that is very relaxed.  It gets a few visitors at a time but isn’t very busy so is a nice distraction from the business of the rest of the Mall.  It is also just the right size to encourage you to sit in his lap.  I include a picture of Chris doing just that so you can gauge the scale.