Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bartholdi Fountain and Park
Across from the US Botanic Garden on Independence Avenue is Bartholdi Park. It is named after the man who made the Statue of Liberty and also created the beautiful statue that sits in the center of the fountain here. We visit the place regularly because it is on our path home whenever we walk the Mall. To the east is the House Office Building and Capitol; to the North is the skylight structure of the botanic garden that is filled with indoor plant life; to the west is the American Indian Museum. With the varying seasons comes a variety of garden delights. Soon all the empty soil around the fountain will be filled with annual varieties. It can be used as a place to get ideas for your own garden, watch the Fourth of July fireworks, read, or have a picnic. It's a pleasure to look at the pictures today because it is completely dreary and rainy outside - for the rest of the week. If you don't have a patio or garden space in your dwelling, this is the perfect place to spend time - especially so on a warm summer evening with the lights aglow.