Washington, D.C. – Memorials, Part 1

After visiting Arlington on Monday morning, we walked across the Potomac to the National Mall. The Lincoln Memorial is the first monument you encounter.

The view from the bridge.  The lone walker gives an idea of the size of the memorial.

It takes a while for your eyes to adjust, but there he is.

The view from the stairs.  The Washington Monument is encased in scaffolding in preparation for repairing the damage done during the August 2011 earthquake.

It is the time of year when middle school children are taking their year-end class trips.  Their bright t-shirts (and *ahem* enthusiasm) were everywhere.

The Gettysburg Address. When I was in 8th grade I memorized, and recited in class, the full address.

One last look . . .


  1. If it weren’t for all the people, I would be a more frequent visitor. Nice photographs. Mine were from the film days, and while I was not unhappy with them, I think I could do these monuments justice these day.


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