Washington, D. C.


The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial at night. (CC BY 2.0 ©2014 Jeff Turner)


Aerial view of the National Mall in Washington, D. C., showing the Lincoln Memorial at
the bottom, the Washington Monument at the center, and the U.S. Capitol at the top. (2005,
public domain)


Two monuments
Two monuments to two of America’s great heroes. The Lincoln Memorial (on the left),
built in the form of a Greek temple, is of marble. The Washington Monument (on the right), 555
feet high, is of granite. This photo was taken as Washington celebrated the Fourth of July. (CC
BY 2.0, ©2017 Sam Amil)