Lincoln Memorial

USA - DC - Lincoln Memorial Night

 

Lincoln Memorial & Arlington Memorial Bridge
Widely regarded as Washington’s most beautiful bridge, Arlington Memorial Bridge symbolically links North and South in its alignment between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington House, Robert E Lee Memorial

USA - DC - Lincoln Memorial Night Stamps

Smithsonian Castle

USA - DC - Smithsonian castle

 

Smithsonian Castle

Cherry Blossoms and Washington Monument

Cherry Blossoms and the Washington Monument

Washington, DC

The 555 ft granite tapering shaft, capped with pure precious aluminum at its completion in 1885, majestically towers over the cherry blossom festooned tidal basin as an ever present memorial to the country’s first President.

The Capitol

The Capitol

Washington, DC

With its huge dome, the Capitol is the most impressive building in Washington, housing the legislative branch of the US government.  Begun in 1793, when George Washington, our first President, laid the cornerstone, the partially-built structure was burned by British troops during the War of 1812.  Although considered to have been completed in 1850, later enlargements have been added.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Washington, DC

From the top of the monument, each visitor is treated to an unequaled view of the city of Washington.  Visibility can be over 40 miles on a clear day from this, the tallest structure in the city.

For more information about the Monument – click here – this also links you to the closure and earthquake damage information from the August 2011 earthquake.

For historical information – click here

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, DC

The majestic figure of Abraham Lincoln seated, thoughtfully reflecting upon the course of the nation.  Truly one of the capital’s magnificent landmarks.

Part of the Christmas Gift from a Postcrossing friend

Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms

Washington Monument

and Cherry Blossoms

Washington, DC

Cherry blossoms surround the Washington Monument

Part of a Christmas Gift from a Postcrossing friend

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