Photo of the Day – Obelisk

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The Obelisk, also known as the Washington Monument, is a four-sided pillar which tapers as it rises with the edges meeting at the topmost tip. It is made up of marble, granite and gneiss and is considered as the world’s tallest stone structure.

Photo of the Day – The National Cathedral

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The Washington National Cathedral, also known as Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was built in 1907 and has a neo-Gothic design which is a mixture of the various Gothic designs in the Middle Ages. It has pointed arches, stained-glass windows and carved stones as decorations. It is the fourth-tallest structure in Washington DC and has the highest point as well which is the Gloria in Excelsis Tower at 676 ft above sea level.

Photo of the Day – The Capitol

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The Capitol sits atop Capitol Hill and is the meeting place of the US Congress. It is the basis of the city planning and it divides the District into east and west. It has a Neoclassical design with its own reflecting pool. The photo above was taken on a windy day and I couldn’t take a clear reflection on the water.

Photo of the Day – National WWII Memorial

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The National World War II Memorial was built to honor those who fought during the war and also for those who supported the fight for peace. It has 56 pillars to represent the US states, territories and the District of Columbia at the time of war. This photo shows the fountain and half of the pillars (the other half behind me).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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I walked towards the obelisk better known as the Washington Monument after watching the sunrise from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. When I looked back, I couldn’t help but take a picture of what I was seeing. This is the photo I took which shows the Lincoln Memorial and its reflection. The reflecting pool on this photo is the same one I used on this post (Photo of the Day – Washington).

Photo of the Day – Washington

The Washington Monument is an obelisk built to honor the first American president, George Washington. This photo was taken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I arrived early at the Lincoln Memorial. It was still dark and a bit chilly. When the first few lights appeared on the horizon, I took photos of the beauty in front of me.

Photo of the Day – Lincoln

The Lincoln Memorial is a monument built to honor Abraham Lincoln who is the 16th President of the US. It is located in Washington, DC and it became a symbolic venue during the Civil Rights movement. It has appeared in several movies and you will see it on dollar bills. Aside from this, it is also a perfect place to catch the sunrise in DC. This photo was taken around 5:30 in the morning when the sky is just about to get a bit of light and waiting for the sun to wake up.