Images & Observations

Monumental Structures

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

One can make the argument that any given city hall building is a monument to self (those that founded and developed the city).  Here is a monument in front of a monument.  The Glendora, California City Hall, “guarded” by a monument in the form of an obelisk that was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution on the city’s centennial, although it would appear from the inscription that the obelisk is another monument to self:

IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE CITY OF GLENDORA
AND
THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE INCORPORATION OF THE CITY OF GLENDORA
AND
THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE PRESENTATION OF
THE CENTURLON VAULT AND OBELISK

THIS MARKER IS PLACED AND DEDICATED OCTOBER 1985
BY
SERRANO CHAPTER
NATIONAL SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
MRS. ROYAL WHATLEY – REGENT
MRS. BARBARA ALBRECHT – HISTORIAN
MRS. RALPH FISHER – ADVISOR

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5 responses

  1. Nice perspective in this one sir.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    • And your point, Stanley?

      March 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      • Stanley

        You now provide almost all of the Internet content regarding this “monument” (creating another “virtual” one in the process)…

        March 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

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