Lincoln Memorial Photos

Lincoln Memorial
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    Lincoln Memorial Photos: Iconic Images of Washington DC

    Lincoln Memorial
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    The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most iconic images of Washington DC. Enjoy the following photos of the beautiful structure with its seven-foot diameter columns that stretch 44 feet high. Architect Henry Bacon designed the monument in a style similar to a Greek temple. Abraham Lincoln was an inspiring leader and this monument is one of the most spectacular landmarks in the nation's capital. 

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    Lincoln Memorial - View from the Reflecting Pool

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    Lincoln Memorial - View from the Reflecting Pool. Rachel Cooper,

    The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a monument to America's 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The National Park serves as a place to honor the values of our nation and to reflect upon the history that brought us to the present day. Thousands of visitors come to the park daily. They take advantage of interpretive programming presented by Park Rangers and enjoy the panoramic views.

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    Lincoln Statue

    Lincoln Statue
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    A 19-foot larger than life-size marble statue of Lincoln sits in the center of the Lincoln Memorial. The statue is surrounded by engraved readings of the Gettysburg address, his Second Inaugural address and murals by French painter Jules Guerin.
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    Lincoln Memorial Sculpture - Head Closeup

    Lincoln Closeup
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    The statue of Abraham Lincoln was carved by the Piccirilli brothers under the supervision of the sculptor, Daniel Chester French.
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    Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool

    Lincoln Memorial Grounds
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    The Lincoln Memorial continues to bring Americans together in struggles of freedom and is the site of many large public gatherings and protests in Washington DC. 

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    Lincoln Memorial at Night in Washington DC

    Lincoln Memorial at Night
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    The Lincoln Memorial is beautiful when illuminated at night. The public may visit the Lincoln Memorial 24 hours a day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide interpretive programs throughout the day and upon request.

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    Lincoln Memorial Surrounded by Flags

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    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

    The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most spectacular national landmarks in Washington, DC. This is the view of the memorial from the grounds of the Washington Monument where the American flags stand tall. This is one of the best vantage points on the National Mall to take in the views of some of the city's most famous landmarks.

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    Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Closeup

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    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

    Water swirls in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Part of the iconic image of Washington DC, the reflecting pool is lined by walking paths and shade trees on both sides. The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool was designed by Henry Bacon, and was constructed in 1922 and 1923. It was renovated and reopened in 2012. 

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    Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial

    WWII memorial and Lincoln memorial
    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

    Here's a distance view of the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Dedicated in 2004, the memorial adds to the spectacular views along the National Mall. 

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    Side View - Lincoln Memorial

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    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

    The Lincoln Memorial is an impressive architectural structure and one of the most popular attractions in Washington DC.