Saturday, March 9, 2019

Washington Monument National Park

Landscape of whole Washington Monument building
Landscape of whole Monument building
The Washington Monument is a tourist attraction located in Washington, DC, US. The obelisk-shaped monument was built to commemorate George Washington, who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and first President of the United States. This monument was built on the East side of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial. Marble, granite, and bluestone Gneiss, is the main staple used for the structure of the building. This building is not only the tallest rock monument in the world but also the tallest obelisk in the world. Washington Monument is 169 meters tall.
Landscape of the Washington Monument and the White House
Landscape of the Monument and the White House
The original design of the monument was created by Robert Mills, but does not include the Colonnade proposed earlier for lack of development funds, development continued only with the empty obelisk . The Washington Monument was built in 1848, but starting from the year 1854 until 1877 the building process was halted due to lack of funds.  In 1884 the finished stone structure, but the internal iron, knoll, and the touch of another recently completed in 1888. Due to building process was halted can be seen from the difference in the shade of the marble, visible approximately 150 feet (46 m) or 27% up, shows part of the construction was stopped and then continued with the marble from different sources. 
the Top Washington Monument
the Top of the Monument

the Washington Monument and Lincoln in Memorial Reflecting Pool at Sunset
the Monument and Lincoln in Memorial Reflecting Pool at Sunset

the Washington Monument and Lincoln in Memorial Reflecting Pool at Dusk
the Monument and Lincoln in Memorial Reflecting Pool at Dusk

the Washington Monument and Lincoln in Memorial Reflecting Pool
the Monument and Lincoln in Memorial Reflecting Pool

the Washington Monument and Marine Corps War Memorial at Dusk
the Monument and Marine Corps War Memorial at Dusk

the Washington Monument and World War Two Memorial Fountain at Night
the Monument and World War Two Memorial Fountain at Night. source

Washington Monument National Park from Above
Washington Monument National Park from Above

Landscape of Washington Monument National Park
Landscape of Washington Monument National Park

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