[Photo by Wikipedia user Gyrofrog]
Although world famous poet Kahlil Gibran has no ties to Washington D.C., there's certainly no shortage of memorials in the District tied to artists that lived elsewhere. Also, the bronze memorial designed by Gordon Kray isn't terribly far from the Lebanese Embassy. In fact, the trippy memorial consisting of a disembodied head and floating birds was funded by a group called Kahlil Gibran Centennial Foundation. They formed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth in Bsharri in 1883. It was actually dedicated eight years after the true centennial, but its restoration three years ago will ensure that visitors will see a memorial that's fresh as well as unique.
· Kahlil Gibran (Kray) [Wikipedia]
· Kahlil Gibran [Wikipedia]
· All Hidden Memorials [CDC]