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October 4, 2009
From journal Our Nation's Capital
Bath, United Kingdom
July 8, 2009
May 28, 2007
From journal Business Trip to Washington D.C.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
October 26, 2006
From journal Washington - Sights and Tastes
July 2, 2005
From journal An Eight-Day Vacation in Washington, D.C.
Charlotte, North Carolina
January 12, 2005
Just sitting and reflecting on the steps outside can be a lesson in history. This is where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1939, the African American contralto Mariam Anderson performed an Easter Sunday concert on the monument steps. She had been shut out of performing in Independence Hall by the D.A.R. Eleanor Roosevelt arranged the concert. More that 75,000 people gathered here to hear her amazing voice. There have also been numerous film scenes here. Remember Forrest and Ginny meeting in the reflecting pool in Forrest Gump?
You should really try to visit the monument both during the day and evening. It is brilliant when it is lit up at night. Once again, there were will always been tons of people here, making it very difficult to photograph without people in your shot.
From journal Summer fun in D.C.
W St Paul, Minnesota
August 12, 2007
How do you describe this in a few words? Overwhelming. It was a hot morning and after the walk to this, I was a little cranky, but when you walk in and see the statue of Lincoln that you have seen so many times in pictures, well, it's hard not to be moved.
You need to have the right frame of mind when you are here. Understand that Lincoln is a towering figure to Americans, but to most foreign tourists, this is just another been-there-done that place. People will run in, take a picture, shout at the kids and ran out. Just be ready to put them out of your mind.
The displays in the lower level on Lincoln were very informative, but given that it was a hot, humid day, the air conditioning in the gift show was very welcome. Standing in front of the monument and looking back at the Washington monument was very moving. If it wasn't so darn hot, I could have spent an hour just standing there. But I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone that this is a must-see for everyone.
From journal Washington in the Heat
January 9, 2007
From journal The Nation's Capitol on a Budget
October 7, 2006
From journal A Week in Washington D.C.
by Amber Autumn
May 11, 2005
Climbing the steps of the moment and walking to the columns where Lincoln sat, I looked out at the yard where the George Washington Monument was in the distance. To be in a place where Civil Rights rallies were held was exciting. What I remember the most were the steps--plenty and abundant steps. People crowded around the seat where old Lincoln sat. The monument from the outside had the states on the top, except for Hawaii and Alaska. I posed for a few pictures on the steps. On the left side in front of the Lincoln Monument was the Vietnam Veterans Wall; the right side was where the Korean War Veterans was. Later in the morning, I saw each of them. And, if you stare at old Lincoln long enough, it looks like he's actually staring back at you.
From journal Sightseeing in the Nation's Capitol