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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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World War II Memorial

I love this monument area. First it represents a lot of my family. Both my Dad and two Uncles fought in this war. The monuments beauty, strength and impressiveness is only dwarfed, by the old Veterans who visit it. And with Veterans Day fast approaching I thought I’d post some shots the next few days of this area.

Entrance to Memorial Photo by Mike Hartley

Entrance to Memorial
Photo by Mike Hartley

This is a monument for the ages. I see old and young down here quiet often.

Now there is a formation. Photo by Mike Hartley

Now there is a formation.
Photo by Mike Hartley

The fountains, the pillars of each state, the Atlantic and Pacific pavilions, the placement of it on the Mall itself are all wonders.

WW II Memorial Fountains Photos by Mike Hartley

WW II Memorial Fountains
Photos by Mike Hartley

With the concert on the Mall this year I’ll probably stay away but I do love visiting this site on Veterans day or within a day either way.

Veteran passing the Field of Stars. Photo by Mike Hartley

Vietnam Veteran passing the Field of Stars at WW II Memorial.
Photo by Mike Hartley

This is a wonderful spot to visit. Make sure it’s on your list if you ever visit the Nations Capital.

World War II Memorial and Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Mike Hartley

World War II Memorial and Washington Monument in the background.
Photo by Mike Hartley


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Baltimore – Aquarium

The Baltimore Aquarium, I love this place, just wish it didn’t cost so much ($35 adult and $22 child) but I understand the business of running something that size and worth. This is also someplace I need to get back and photograph again now that I have a few more skills and better equipment. Of course the best thing is to be in the wild with some of these creatures, but this is the next best thing to being there, as they say.

Now there is a lift. Photo by Mike Hartley

Now there is a lift.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’ve always been impressed with how they continue to add and develop to it. I think it does the downtown area a great service with tourism. There are so many things to see and appreciate inside.

Jellies Invasion Exhibit Photo by Mike Hartley

Jellies Invasion Exhibit
Photo by Mike Hartley

So float on down to the Inner Harbor and take in this attraction, its not to be missed.

The original wall of Fish Tails Photo by Mike Hartley

The original wall of Fish Tails
Photo by Mike Hartley

And when something starts to smell fishy, You’re at the right place.

Looking to see you at you're next visit. Photo by Mike Hartley

Looking to see you at you’re next visit.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Just keep hands and face away from this guy.

Jellyfish hotel Photo by Mike Hartley

Jellyfish hotel
Photo by Mike Hartley