Friday, March 17, 2006

DUPONT CIRCLE: Flowers for Tomas Masaryk

ONE OF MY FAVORITE TRIANGLE PARKS in Washington is the one on Massachusetts Avenue that's dedicated to Czechoslovakia's first president, Tomas Masaryk. The statue stands where Massachusetts Avenue crosses Q and 22nd streets NW. When I used to live in Glover Park and would ride the D2 bus to Dupont Circle everyday, it always marked that the end of the line was coming up soon.

Mr. Masaryk used to stand in the triangle park all alone, but back in 2003 (I think) is when the park got an upgrade and its beautiful marble plaza.

If case you have no idea who Tomas Masaryk is, here's a backgrounder.

I also snapped some photos today of Ivan Mestrovic's statue of St. Jerome, which stands outside the Croatian embassy, and the statue to Irish patriot Robert Emmet.

Photos here:
- St. Jerome
- Robert Emmet


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