. . . had an "Awakening" moment. Standing at Hains Point, where the Washington Channel and Anacostia and Potomac rivers meet to form a watery plain, it's hard not to feel renewed. Which must be why the National Park Service chose this spot to plant J. Seward Johnson's sculpture. The giant, as some people know him, emerges bit by bit and open-mawed from the earth -- this despite a series of incidents in which motorists plowed into his arm, hand and head. Just a few steps away, the tip of the point offers an impressive view of sailboats plying the waterways and jets taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport.
Hains Point, East Potomac Park
1090 Ohio Dr. SW, 202-426-6841
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