Mar 30

The National Cemetery Comfort Station, shrouded from view by a holly tree on the left. This view was taken facing north at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

In September we visited the comfort station when it was temporarily closed for repairs. This view was taken facing south at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

We’ve had some computer troubles this week (for those of you looking for our final installments of the NPS winter lecture series, we’re afraid you’ll have to wait until next week), so we came out on a fairly chilly morning today to take these photos. The comfort station is nearby this flagpole … This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

… whose base can be seen in the left of this photo. The comfort station is in the right of frame along the Baltimore Pike. This view was taken facing east at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

It was around 30 degrees this morning when we arrived at the cemetery, walking under the holly trees to reach the comfort station. This view was facing east at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

This view was facing north at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

One of the major reasons for updating this 1920s-era structure was that it lacked heating, meaning that if you visited the cemetery in the winter and needed a restroom, this structure was often closed. This view was taken facing east at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

We were greeted with the warm whirr of heat when we entered … This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

… coming from the newly installed heating system in the ceiling. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

This view was taken facing north at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Outside the structure is what appears to be a new water fountain (at least we hadn’t noticed it before). This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Visitors on East Cemetery Hill in the background are walking towards the Army of the Potomac itinerary tablets/markers along the Baltimore Pike. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 8:45 AM on Friday, March 30, 2012.

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