weekly photo challenge: monument

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When we visited Washington DC, the one monument we were MOST looking forward to was the Lincoln Memorial. Without a doubt,Β we knew this was to be our entry into this week’s photo challenge.

We were completely in awe when we saw it – the sheer size alone was a great representation of his legacy!



23 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: monument

    darklanternowen said:
    April 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    That’s a real nice image of the Lincoln Memorial, almost monochromatic πŸ™‚

    I haven’t been to DC but I’d esp like to visit the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial – designed by Chinese-American artist Maya Lin – she was just 21 when he had to argue her controversial design in front of a Federal Commission in Washington.

    A film about the story is here if interested…

    PS. Thanks again for dropping by to see my blog pics again.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 27, 2014 at 9:01 am

      How fascinating! Will need to watch that video later tonight when we get home πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment!

    psychosomaticallyinlove said:
    April 26, 2014 at 6:35 am
    Jaspa said:
    April 21, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Hoping to see this for myself for the first time in about four weeks’ time!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Excited for you! We really loved it there! Enjoy πŸ™‚

        Jaspa said:
        April 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm

        Thanks, Monkeys!

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    April 16, 2014 at 1:59 am

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    Know-All said:
    April 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Nice shot…somehow, whenever I see this…I am reminded of the movie, “Planet of the Apes”..weird, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      πŸ˜‰ Definitely different and interesting thing to remember!

    y. prior said:
    April 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    fantastic shot of this classic = and I love the tone you have here – kind of a brownish – really like it….

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ So happy to hear you like the colour tone!! Hope you are well.

    disappearingwoman said:
    April 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    It’s impressive, isn’t it? I’m very spoiled to live so close. Did you go to any of the Smithsonian museums when you were in DC?

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      It is very very impressive πŸ™‚ You are so very lucky! We were only in DC for 3 days so did not get to visit many museums – think only 2 of the Smithsonian ones. Need to go back πŸ™‚

        disappearingwoman said:
        April 12, 2014 at 11:35 pm

        We try to make a couple of trips per year to the Smithsonian Museums. I love the art galleries and the natural history museum.
        There’s so much to do there that three days isn’t nearly enough. I don’t even think that I’ve seen everything!

    kayrpea61 said:
    April 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Seems you were treated to a stony stare πŸ˜‰

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Heheh – love your comments every time! Hope you are well πŸ™‚

        kayrpea61 said:
        April 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        Well indeed, thank you, and hope you are too. I am looking forward to your next walk πŸ™‚

    That Montreal Girl said:
    April 12, 2014 at 7:33 am

    That is on my to do list. Lovely photo.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 12, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ – we were thrilled we could tick this from our to-see list!!

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