Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (2)

This is my second entry for the “Monument” challenge; visit my first on the Eiffel Tower at night.

Honest Abe and His Monument
— 3 perspectives —

The east and south facades of the Lincoln Memorial, framed against a deep-blue sky dotted with white clouds.

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.

Looking up at the statue, with the end of the epitaph visible above Lincoln's head.

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.”

Looking up the height of the column to the top, framed on the left against a deep blue sky and white clouds.

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.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument.

22 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (2)

  1. Your photos are always so thoughtful, Stacy. Every time I see one of your posts I’m deeply touched. I’m so thankful you post your beautiful work.


    • Hi, Colline. A wonderful photographer once shared with me that photographing statues by getting down low and focusing upwards gives them a more imposing presence. It worked quite well with Lincoln, even using just my iPhone πŸ˜€ I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. Thanks!


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