Monday, September 29, 2008

Lincoln Memorial

Okay ladies and gentlemen, this is the show stopper- The figure of Lincoln is amazing! He looks like he is going to get right out of that chair. The north wall is inscribed with the Gettysburg Address, the south wall the Emancipation Proclamation.



This beautiful temple is a re-imagined homage to the Temple of Zeus, in the ancient Greek city of Olympia.


Unlike the Zeus, Honest Abe would easily be able to stand without tearing off the roof...





Possibly the greatest speech ever written, at least in America...


To me, anyway, this statue was very ominous, kind of creepy. You feel like Lincoln is looking right at you ...


The preserver of our Union looks across the Reflecting pool at the obelisk honoring its creator...



2 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

It would be SO COOL if he got out of that chair and started wrecking stuff like a Japanese monster or something.


Hey, TELL me D.C doesn't deserve it. Just try. :-)

shoprat said...

One of these days I've got to get to DC. I have been in 40 states and have yet to visit our capital.