The Awakening Sculpture
The Awakening Sculpture
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Maltipoo16
New York1,255 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
The sculpture itself is pretty neat and has really nice placement with the view of the water and the wheel in the background. It would be a good place for a photo if you were willing to get covered it the dirty sand that was there. Also as many other reviewers stated, I was there at 11am and there were a few kids crawling all over it so I can’t even imagine it later in the day when people are out and about. It is nice but definitely has some flaws.
Written August 22, 2022
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Toni
Dolan Springs, AZ10 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
This place has this very comical sculpture. Very expensive eating places. I do not recommend at all.
Written July 14, 2022
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Robert H
10 contributions
Oct 2016
This sculpture was sited for many years on a point of land in East Potomac Park. As you drove up to the site the figure appeared to rise dramatically from the earth, reaching for the sky, or slowly receeding into the depths. The setting provided a great opportunity to experience the work in a variety of ways. The current setting, in a sand box, at the National Harbor, is possibly the worst possible placement of the dramatic work.
Written December 14, 2016
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Michael A
New Providence, NJ602 contributions
Sep 2019
Was looking forward to seeing this piece of art when visiting here, and this...along with a lot of the artwork at national harbor....was a hit. My teenage daughters found it pretty cool, reminded them of grounds for sculpture. Zeus was impressive...lol. The fact you can pose and take pics with the statues are always fun for selfie enthusiasts like my family
Written September 14, 2019
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Victor F
Washington DC, DC95 contributions
Feb 2021
This sculpture will be one of MANY things to photograph on this waterfront. I do recommend the a walk along the pier. And we did enjoy the Capital (Ferris) Wheel...
Written April 18, 2021
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kdp63
Youngsville, NC45 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We happened along this quite unexpectedly and found it very interesting. It’s hard to get pictures as kids love climbing on it. Be sure to check it out!
Written February 9, 2020
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Roscoe
50 contributions
Jan 2020
Best time to see is at high tide, you can take pictures on or near it at low tide. There is no charge to get to the artwork.
Written January 26, 2020
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SydneyVaughn
Makati, Philippines254 contributions
Oct 2019
This piece, together with other paintings and sculptures all over National Harbor, made our visit interesting, memorable and yes, Instagrammable! A little difficult to get a good shot of The Awakening at night though.
Written October 31, 2019
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DougSXYZ
Annandale, VA354 contributions
Sep 2019
Well, here it is, just some sculptured body parts sticking up out f the ground. It used to be, for many years, in West Potomac Park, where it had surprise value (and may have helped to cause a few traffic accidents.) Now you know it's there and you just wander over and look at it. Or, if you're a kid, climb on it. Or stand around and watch and listen to other people's reactions.
Written September 14, 2019
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Metroid
VA78 contributions
Sep 2019
Amazing sculpture, too bad that a ton of kids were around and crawling on it. I guess it does get a lot of attention :)
Written September 3, 2019
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