Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FDR





On my trip through the lower Hudson River valley last month, 
I visited President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park.  


There were many busts of FDR.  Which do you like best?

21 comments:

Andy said...

He was the right man, in the right place, at the right time. That's just my opinion.

Andy said...

PS: I forgot to mention.. you have to come to Campobello Island, Canada to see his summer home.

Lowell said...

That must have been an interesting visit! I remember when he died and the great sorrow felt by so many people.

Sounds your first golf outing was rather special. I haven't had a hole-in-one for over 10 years. Very discouraging! But I've had 4!

Luis Gomez said...

I love FDR's monument in DC. Thanks Jack!

LONDONLULU said...

Love that last one!:) We're heading over there soon and haven't seen FDR library/home in a few years - looking forward to it!

Sharon said...

I like the one in the third photo the best. That must have been an interesting visit.

Sylvia K said...

He was a pretty amazing man! Great captures! I really like them all, but of course, with my screwball sense of humor, I like the last one -- great smile to start my day! Hope your week is going well, Jack!!

Kate said...

I like all of them, but not equally well. Enjoy the same one Sharon mentioned, the top close-up is very strong, and the bottom photo amuses me!

CaT said...

the first one, but the last is very funny!
did you goto roosevelt island in new york? there is a nice one of him as well!! (the first pic reminds me of it)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I do love a man with a sense of humour, so the last is the one for me :)

Taken For Granted said...

FDR was able to put a happy, bright face to some very dark days, so the last bust is iconic. The others are more true to life. He was a great leader, but we often forget that he had organized political opposition in this country.

LOLfromPasa said...

I like the sequence of your super shots. The last photo made me smile but that top shot is the winner for me.

Karl Demetz said...

I like best the last one ;)

Mersad said...

Wow. Great shots Jack!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RedPat said...

I like the 3rd one I think, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

I'm terrible: I like the last one because it makes me smile just before drying my hair and going to bed...

William Kendall said...

FDR as Pharoah strikes my interest, Jack!

I've been down in New York state on frequent occasions, but never to Hyde Park. Campobello, on the other hand, I've seen once. Definitely a side of the FDR story worth seeing.

A great president. Just the right man for the job.

Madge Bloom said...

I'll bet that was interesting... Eleanor was such a wonderful first lady...

Malyss said...

I'm a great fan of MRS Roosevelt!I have several books about her and by her.She's an icon to my eyes!

Cezar and Léia said...

Like Malyss, I'm also huge fan of Mrs. Roosevelt! :)
*** last image is funny!
Léia

VP said...

The last one is unusual and funny!