Freedom Plaza - Park, Washington D.C.
Robert Venturi and George Patton designed this square. The name was inspired by Martin Luther King, who composed his "I Have a Dream" speech at the nearby Willard Hotel. It was dedicated in 1980. Featured is the statue of General Casimir Pulaski. He was a Polish soldier who distinguished himself in the War of Independence.
Read some of the quotes. A time capsule is buried here, to be opened in 2088.
Freedom Park is an outdoor museum dedicated to journalists that were killed while covering stories. There a pieces of the Berlin wall, a bronze cast of Martin Luther King's jailcell door, stones from the Warsaw Ghetto, and a headless statue of Lenin. I personally thought the Berlin wall sections were the neatest. It is the largest section of the Berlin wall outside of Germany.
Freedom Plaza was originally called Western Plaza, but the names was changed because of Martin Luther King Jr(see next tip).
Laid out in the square are parts of L'Enfant plan, of DC and carved into the paving stones are quotes by some famous people about DC.
A time capsule is also buried here containing the robe, bible and other personal effects belonging to Martin Luther King Jr, and will be opened on 15th January 2088.
Concerts are regularly held in this plaza.
We came upon Freedom Plaza quite by chance, and what attracted us was the fountain, people were sitting with their feet cooling under the flow of the water, and as our feet were equally worn out we joined them........bliss :-)