Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

I went for a walk at lunch today and brought the camera along just in case I stumbled across something which I did. Where Riverside and Sprague meet, there is a small obelisk surrounded by a tangle of bushes. I checked it out and discovered it was a monument to those who fought against Spain, fought in the Philippine Insurrection, and served in the China Relief in the wake of the Boxer Rebellion.
Lands and people subdued. Empires won and lost. Ozymandias comes to mind.

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