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Khalil Gibran Memorial Garden Located at 3100 Mass. Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth November 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm 6 Comments

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According to Embassy.org:

“The memorial garden, dedicated in 1991, was a project of the Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation, established in 1983 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth in Besherre, Lebanon.”

It is a stunning memorial located right near Rock Creek Park. It’s quite large and in addition to the sculpture, has fountains, benches and inscribed quotes by the poet. I highly recommend checking it out next time you’re in the area. It could be a great relaxing reading spot for sure. I absolutely love stumbling upon sights like this.

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More photos after the jump.

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  • Dee Montgomerry Pennyworth

    Best thing ever! **tear

  • Larchie

    One of my favorites in the city.

  • victoria

    I always want to see the artist credited – and this one is easy – Gordon Kray, an exceptional sculptor based in DC. An absolute must-see is his Madonna in St. Matthew’s Cathedral – 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. (The rest of the Cathedral is crazy beautiful too – practically wallpapered inside with about 100 shades of marble.)

    http://gordonkraysculptor.com

  • Goot Lemmon

    Those who are familiar with his work will recognize the perpetually-urinating birds that are a recurring subject in his poetry during one particular period.

  • Bitter Elitist

    I need to go a-wandering around this city someday.

  • Lukas

    It’s a terrific park. I used to go that way on Mass Ave and I was always floored by the architecture of the embassies and churches and homes.

    But Kalil Gabrin is terrible. Here’s a lovely parody: http://www.firstthings.com/article.php?year=2009&month=03&title_link=003-on-the-recent-publication-of-kahlil-gibrans-icollected-worksi-50

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