Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Washington DC ~ Day 2

Today we checked out the Monuments & Memorials located around the City.
"The National Mall"

First stop was Thomas Jefferson Memorial / Monument
1743-1826
I liked the outside of this one better than the actual statue its self. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial / Monument
1882-1945
Along with his pup Fala, he had a whole section of the park dedicated to his memorial.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial / Monument
1929-1968
"I Have A Dream"
Korean War Memorial 
1950-1953



Abraham Lincoln Memorial / Monument 
1809-1865
In 2007 it was ranked 7th on the List America's Favorite Architecture.
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Constructed in 1922~ 2,029 ft long, 167 ft wide, 18in deep on the side, 30in deep in the center.
It holds approximately 6,750,000 U.S. gallons of water.
(currently under a $30.7 billion dollar construction that started in November 2010 )
Vietnam War Memorial
1969-1975
(I don't remember the exact dates, the dates online varied)
The walls with thousands and thousands of names listed on it just left me at a loss for words.




World War 2 Memorial
1939-1945
Resulted in 50-70 million fatalities, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.


Washington Monument
Completed in 1884
The worlds tallest stone structure and the worlds tallest obelisk @ 555ft tall.
(currently closed to the public after the Virginia earthquake in August of 2011.)

~DAY 230~

4 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

We are at my parents condo and I can see all the momuments from the window. Glad you are enjoying my hometown!

Bonnie said...

These are great pictures. I can't imagine what it must be like to see these places in person.

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Brittany said...

Looks amazing!! I really wanna go there someday.

Janna Bogert said...

I'll be so close to you tomorrow! I love DC ;)