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 thoughts on “Monuments of Washington, D.C.

  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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