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Monuments of Washington, D.C.

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We began our visit to D.C. with a visit to the Washington National Cathedral. Reminiscent of the grand cathedrals of Europe; high arched stone walls, stained glass windows depicting the life of Christ, and a window of space created with the Apollo 11 in mind. Long hallways with alcoves off to the sides, altars and apses, and pews with such historical names as Samuel Adams, Emily Dickinson, or Edgar Allan Poe…an endless sea of history. The following day we spent walking the National Mall taking in the sights of monuments I had only read about and could now see and touch, a surreal day. Hopefully you can get a sense of being there through these few pictures.

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Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

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Jefferson

FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial

FDR Memorial

Martin Luther King Memorial

Martin Luther King Memorial

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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

On the steps of the Lincoln with the National Monument in the background

On the steps of the Lincoln with the National Monument in the background

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Lincoln

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall

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An endless sea of names of brave men and women who gave their lives so we might know freedom

An endless sea of names of brave men and women who gave their lives so we might know freedom

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2 Comments

  1. Amazing pictures, Diane. The Cathedral is stunning and the monuments too. I hope that we can remember the heart and intent that were the foundation of all that stone. That is the important stuff.

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  2. Thanks Di!
    To touch a piece of history is to become part of the story too. That’s how I feel when I visit historical places. It doesn’t matter if it’s North America, Europe, Asia, Africa or even down under. I see it, feel it, taste it and my perspective changes…it is enhanced.

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