A trip to the National mall (Or: Washington monument and surroundings)

Continuing the story of Marco and I’s recent travels to Washington, DC and Indianapolis…

We visited the National Mall on one of our days in the city. And no, it does not mean a ‘mall’ like a ‘shopping mall’ – it’s a strip of land where the majority of important buildings and memorials can be found. One of the memorials we visited was the World War II memorial:

WWII memorial, DC

I was able to secure tickets for the Washington Monument (you can either pay a small reservation fee or take your luck at free tickets the day of). This monument stands 500 feet tall (150 meters) and is visible from a far distance.

View of Washington monument from Lincoln memorial

View of Washington monument from the steps of the Lincoln memorial

I enjoyed the views from above – the monument provides great views of the surrounding area. Here are some examples:

View of DC construction work from Washington monument

View of … DC construction and remodeling?

Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best example. Let’s try this one:

Lincoln memorial viewed from Washington monument

View of Lincoln memorial from above

View of WWII memorial from Washington monument

View of WWII memorial from above

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