The Lincoln Memorial, built in the tradition of the Greek Doric Temple style, attracts over 4 million visitors per year.
I used my iPhone 4S to take the last two photos. With a bit of post-processing, not too bad.
Carved in white marble, the 19-foot statue of Lincoln stares in contemplation in the direction of the Capitol. The engraved epitaph, directly behind the statue, reads: “In this temple as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”
One of the Memorial’s thirty-six 44-foot fluted Doric columns, one for each of the thirty six states in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death.