“The Washington Mall is really like a kind of pasture”

I thought this post I wrote in 2006, about a visit to the Mall in 2005, can stand a re-posting, as millions crowd into Washington for Barack Obama’s inauguration.

When I first visited the Mall in Washington, DC, I was most struck by its rough-and-ready quality, by its lack of polish even. No cement, and certainly no marble floors. Just grass and soil.

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