The Berlin Wall in Los Angeles along Miracle Mile
As you drive along Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles, along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile region, you can see the largest piece of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. This is a photograph showing the front of it, which faced West Berlin. Large portraits of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan are the most noticeable artwork, but there is a wealth of modern art alone the stone face of this monument to division, and then, breaking free.
As the Berlin Wall was torn town in mid-November of 1989, a brief glimpse of it seem appropo.
Half-Staff at Michilimackinac in honor of Reagan's Passing
This picture was taken on June 5th, 2004. I happened to be in Northern Michigan at the time, looking for interesting angles on the Machinac Bridge when I heard Ronald Reagan had passed. Now, I should point out, I may not be a fan of his, but he was a much better and more reasonable person than critics and his supposed partisans make out nowadays. But as I heard the news, a color guard came to lower the flag shown here.
The solitary image of the flag at half-staff at one of America’s great architectural feats seemed an appropriate image to commemorate the passing of an American Statesman.