Sunday, November 30, 2008
Pair of Candlesticks-Washington D.C.
The pair of candlesticks which were originally found in the Nichols House Museum and were then placed by me in the Red Room of the White House, and then were next placed in the Red Room in the White House until now where I will place the White House in Washington D.C. Big leap. Our nation’s capital is home to many historic artifacts such as the pair of candlesticks, although many are currently in museums and other such places. Washington D.C. makes sense logistically to place the candlesticks not only because of the space and building choices earlier made, but because of the historical significance of the city itself. Even though this city has seen many changes, politically, stylistically, etc. it has remained true to being historically significant. Because the White House is such an important building to the entire country, it is important that the US capitol is where it is placed. Washington D.C. has its own flag, seal and is its own municipality, not belonging to any of the other states. Washington D.C. is a minority majority state. D.C. is similar to Boston, the location of the Nichols House Museum, in that it also has a large historic importance. Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US. Because of the historic ties in both cities, the candlesticks could easily be imagined in D.C. just as easily as in Boston. Washington D.C. is the host to many high profile museums and other such attractions. It has a wide population demographic that includes many ages and races.
Similar: Sandwich, Massachusetts is similar to both Boston and Washington D.C. in its historical richness. Sandwich, like D.C., has undergone many changes but has remained true to its original intent as a city.
Contrast: Ashville, North Carolina is very different from Washington D.C. in that is isolated and not in the public eye. Ashville is a remote and rather rural setting in contrast to the more urbanized city of Washington D.C.