Thursday, September 29, 2011

Highflying Moments at the Washington Monument

Photograph by Shannon Finney, September 29, 2011, Washington, DC

We've seen it all here in Washington, DC, from hurricanes to flash
floods to political parties locked in conflict, and even the odd Presidential
Inauguration, but this past August topped all when an earthquake,
centered an hour down the road, hit the area. While most of us
were spared major devastation, several iconic structures, including
the National Cathedral and the Washington Monument, were damaged.
This week, engineers took to the skies, repelling down the sheer
face of the Washington Monument to assess the earthquake damage,
and we're all taken out our cameras to capture this very rare sight.