Tuesday, August 25, 2009

365 Theme 188: Monuments or Memorials

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial is the only national memorial on private property. Located in the rotunda of the Franklin institute it consists of a 6 meter tall marble statue weighing 30 tons atop a 92 ton pedestal. The statue is the first thing to greet a visitor as they enter the museum.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know that! Thanks for the info. Very interesting. And the monument is also interesting. Great photo.

Chesney said...

What a great monument to meet you at the front door, that would make me even more excited to enter the building!! Cool lighting!