Special Places # 70
1 – National World War II Memorial -Established on May 29, 2004, the World War II Memorial is the first national memorial to honor the American troops who fought in the war. The design by architect Friedrich St. Florian marks the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II with magnificent arches and remembers the Americans who died with 4,048 stars along the Freedom Wall. It is located on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
2 – Lincoln Memorial – The Lincoln Memorial is a US national memorial built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
3 – Washington Monument – The Washington Monument is an obelisk within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States.
4 – Jefferson Memorial – Designed by John Russell Pope, this Roman-style monument to Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, is elegant and simple. Jefferson’s 19-foot (5.79 meter) statue stands within, surrounded by some of his most inspirational writings. At night, the view of the Washington Monument across the tidal basin is one of the most attractive vistas in Washington, especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
5 – United States Capitol – The United States Capitol, often called The Capitol or the Capitol Building, is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Informative post, HJ! Lovely pictures!!
Thanks a lot, Indira. 🙂
Very special places this week HJ!
Thank you, Tom. 🙂
Great collection, HJ. My son went to George Washington University and these were all such familiar sites back then. Haven’t been to DC in years.
This tip I did was visiting some relatives not so far from DC, 5 year ago. Thank you, Carol. 🙂
You took these on good days, so beautiful. I remember Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument that I saw with my family many years ago.
Thank you very much, Jane. 🙂