I visited three places in D.C.: The Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.
I visited three places during my free time. One is the Washington Monument; another one is the World War II Memorial and the other one is the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is around 555 feet tall, which is the largest stone obelisk in the world, so it is easily recognizable wherever you are in D.C. Have you ever heard of interesting building height restriction in D.C.? No buildings can be built taller than the U.S. Capitol based on the municipal code.
The World War II Memorial, located near the Lincoln Memorial, is a place for honoring the 16 million who served as the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. It has two arches inscribed one for Pacific and the other one for Atlantic to represent both Pacific and Europe. Between the two, 56 granite pillars are now erected in a semicircle.
The Lincoln Memorial is modeled on the Parthenon, a Greek temple. The 36 Doric columns around it represent the 36 states of the Union at the time of his assassination. You will face the ginormous statue showing the figure of a contemplating Lincoln. Behind the Statue, it says "IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER". I had a blast walking around D.C.