Monday, December 20, 2010

Lincoln Memorial at Night

If you didn't know better, you might think that I took this photo in Greece. Nope, I've never been. This is a side view of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC at night. During the day, it is so recognizable as the Lincoln Memorial that onlookers may overlook its similarity to the Greek's Parthenon in design and architectural attributes. But, there is no mistaking its Greek roots at night. Like the Parthenon, this structure was designed to be a temple, a tribute to the 16th President of the United States. Along with Lincoln's statue inside, walls are inscribed with his words and accomplishments. Alight at night, it stands as a beacon along the Potomac River and a classic national landmark on the National Mall.

No comments:

Post a Comment