Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Awakening

When I heard they were moving The Awakening sculpture from Hains Point I was devastated. It has been one of my favorite DC attractions since I was a kid and I thought it was gone for good.
But thankfully they didn't take it far... it's just across the river at National Harbor!
While Fix and Ron hung out with this happy couple...
We went down to explore the 100-ft. statue of a man climbing out of the earth. Rock thought it was particularly funny to pick his nose...
But he was afraid to climb up on the giant's face like Aunt Zuni.
Or sit in the giant's hand.
Perhaps he was thrown off by all the sand that was sticking to his toes.

5 comments:

Isaac and Joanna said...

How have I never seen this or heard of it?! It's so cool! We'll have to check it out next time we're in town.

Elizabeth said...

Does Rock have a favorite shirt these days? Caleb is still oblivious to clothes but it wouldn't surprise me if Rock is more conscious of these things, knowing his genes. ;)

fisherdm said...

The removal of this landmark from a public city park to a private development that lacks any accessibility apart from an automobile is a travesty.

Z Mom said...

That is a totally cool statue...Never knew about it. Great pic of the old location.

Gotta Love the Nikon.

Marta said...

ah! i remember this from my childhood sometime but had no idea it actually existed!! whoa.