I came close to giving this photo prompt a miss, with nothing in my collection on photographers photographing or cherry trees blossoming. Then inspiration struck and I decided to pick up on the Washington Monument and feature three Scottish monuments to famous men.
William Wallace - the Scottish Patriot who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.[ He defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, and was Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. Wallace was captured In 1305, handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him summarily hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason
His statue, commissioned by the Earl of Buchan, at Dryburgh in the Scottish Borders was the first monument to be raised to Wallace in Scotland. In red sandstone and 21.5 feet high, it was placed on its pedestal in 1814.