Photo Essay : Monuments Trail in Washington DC
From my own experience of the United States of America, the history chapters from high school and little east coast travel, I can say USA has a very short history compared to Asia or Europe. Yet, the huge country has put in a huger effort in documenting and monumenting their history for the generations to come. If there is one city that can boast of tons of this, it is Washington DC, a city-state. The monuments/ memorials trail is long, though walkable and very exhaustive. Managed to cover a few that appealed to my history lesson remainders.
|Tall pointed structure of 555 feet and 5 1/8 inches|
There are 3 colors of stones that make Washington Monument. Best part is observing the colors change with sunset.
|Abraham Lincoln, the first guy to abolish slavery|
|Lincoln fought for colored people not to be treated as slaves|
World War II Memorial
|Names of all states during World War II are on each of the arches|
|Columbus, the guy who discovered America|
|Life sized bell next to Columbus Memorial|
Martin Luther King Memorial
With all the preparation for MLK day, and Obama scheduled to give a speech on MLK, the memorial was bustling with people.
MLK fought for the racial equality in USA.
United States Courthouse
|Pantheon styles structure is the US courthouse|
Definitely one of the biggest attractions of DC. It is the equivalent of India's Parliament house. About the hill part, you might be lucky to see a ten feet high slope on top of which the Capitol is built. So, it is a rised structure.
|The boulevard in front leads all the way to Lincoln Memorial where Lincoln can see the Capitol|