It is the season when cheery blossom come into full bloom. Over hills, over vales, acres of cheery blossom parade acres of cheery blossoms,radiant and sweet.
Walking westward along the Boulevard in Capitol Square, you can see the Washington Monument in the middle of the lawn, a 169-meter-high square steeple. There is no text on the outside of the monument, while 188 memorial stones donated by various places are embedded in the inner wall, including a Chinese monument, whose characters are taken from the "Yingwei Zhiluo" written by Xu Jishe, a scholar of the late Qing Dynasty. There are elevators on the top of the tower to watch, to queue up early to collect tickets, not on. It's not unusual to approach, but the Lincoln Memorial, hundreds of meters away, looks very beautiful from afar.
It was first seen in Forrest Gump's biography that Forrest Gump carried out anti-war propaganda here. A clear pool of clear water, high erected monuments, coupled with blue sky, very atmospheric landscape. The monument has two different colors, indicating that it was built in stages.
It's an impressive symbol, almost domineering, that commemorates George Washington in the National Mall. The monument brings back thoughts of Freemasonry. Is it just a pillar or is it something more? If viewed from space at the right angle of sunlight, will this beloved pillar point us toward our ultimate destiny or perhaps to some really shiny buried treasure? Probably not. It's still cool, regardless, especially when viewed from the top steps of the Lincoln Memorial at night.
Ever feel like a tourist in your own country well that's how I feel every time I'm down in the Mall!!! I can spend hours walking the monuments enjoying the architecture and just the people!!! The picture I'm posting was taken 15 minutes after I proposed to my wife next to the tree off to the left in the distance!!! If you have never been to DC them what are you waiting for to much to do and see but don't forget to bring a good set of walking shoes you will need them!! :)
Great memorial, rich in history, and very beautiful, especially against a bright blue sky. Pretty at night, too, and gorgeous area, especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming. If you want to make it to the top of the memorial, be sure to reserve your spot well in advance of your trip. Like a couple months. Otherwise, try to get a spot by standing in line starting at around 5-6am.
Make sure you get here early in the day so that you can get one of the tickets to ride up the elevator. The ride up is smooth and fast and you can look out observation windows looking N,S, E & W. There is also a small display area at the top. On the ride down the guide will stop the elevator and clear the windows so that you can see the carved stones on the inside of the monument.
You can't miss the Washington Monument if you visit Washington, DC. It is by law the tallest structure in DC. If you stay in our rental property you will be able to see it from living room and master bed room, during 4th of July you can watch fire works from the unit without going outside. Located in Washington mall between Capitol Hill and Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial.
This pic does not do the monument justice! I'll try to find and upload another. It is gorgeous and when taken in with the National Mall (note not talking about a shopping one) and water: at once sublime and majestic. If you're planning a trip to see and want to come when it's most amazing. Drop by on American Independence Day....May the 4th be with you! :)
One of the best views of Washington is from the top of the Washington Monument. It's the view you see on television during major events. Plan early to get a tour ticket. The tour is a treat, since the Monument was closed until May of 2014 after an earthquake caused major damage. Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet for the kids at the nearby Survey Lodge Ranger station.