Hot or Cold?
It almost looks like I'm sitting on some ice, but it was early July and in the '90's.
At least there was a little breeze, as you can see by the flags... which have been at half mast, most of July. Nobody was sitting on this sun-baked bench that wrapped around the monument. It was too hot for tourists, especially those wearing shorts.
But when we moved to just the right spot, I could sit in the shaded grass and look up at the monument without even squinting. The monument makes a very, very long shadow!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.