Thursday, March 27, 2008
This lovely simple shrine, dedicated to Lizzie Mae Tanie, appears to be honoring the memory of a family member who died a natural death some years ago. Located just off the street in a small public park across the from Congressional Cemetery at the edge of DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood, it is a touching rarity in our city, in that it gently celebrates a loved one's non-violent passage into ancestry.
Update: I re-visited this shrine on October 30, 2009. It has been carefully kept up and expanded.