Statue of Ramona Quimby, one of several inspired by Beverly Cleary characters in Grant Park in Portland, Oregon. Photo from a trip in 2013.
TBH, though, Atlas Obscura got better photos than I did
Last September I visited Boston to attend a friend’s wedding. While there I took a guided walking tour of the Freedom Trail, and also wandered the city a bit on my own.
My own shot of the Albert Einstein Memorial statue in Washington, DC, from the early 1990s. The watermark is from when I put it online, but I took the photo on one of two school trips in 1990 or 1993.
Ironically, this post of a 20-year-old photo was inspired by Instagram’s latest post.
The Albert Einstein Memorial
In honor of theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s 134th birthday today, we’re exploring the Albert Einstein Memorial located in central Washington, D.C. Known for creating hundreds of bronze sculptures and monuments, Robert Berks based this statue on a bust he sculpted from life at Einstein’s home in 1953. Berks depicted Einstein with papers in his hand and carved three equations into those manuscripts that represent Einstein’s important scientific advances: the theory of general relativity, the photoelectric effect and the equivalence of energy and matter.
To see more Instagrammers interacting with the 4-ton monument of the Nobel Prize-winning genius visit the Albert Einstein Memorial location page on Instagram!
My own shot of the Einstein Memorial from a trip in the early 1990s is one of the oldest photos on my website.
Ramona Quimby on Flickr.
One of several Beverly Cleary-inspired statues at Grant Park in Portland.