I took these pictures the last time I was in DC, for a wedding at the end of 2015. The wet, late afternoon light was pretty boring (to my eyes at least), so I added some Photos filters. The bluish one used on the first shot (“Process”) best matches the feeling in my memory.
The MLK monument, under construction when I lived there years ago, is a striking experience. To enter the monument, you walk through a broken boulder towards a statute of Dr. King, sliding through the opening, stamped with this quote from I Have a Dream:
“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
The granite pavilion around him is wrapped with his words inspiring peace:
The quotes above and below were taken from his remarks at the Anti-War conference in Los Angeles:
From his book Strength to Love, a collection of his popular homilies:
From his speech Our God is Marching On (How Long, Not Long), delivered upon arriving in Selma from Montgomery: