Lincoln memorial

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11. Lincoln memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and was dedicated on May 30, 1922.

The exterior of the Memorial echos a classic Greek temple and features Yule marble. The structure measures 189.7 by 118.5 feet (57.8 by 36.1 m) and is 99 feet (30 m) tall. It is surrounded by a peristyle of 36 fluted Doric columns, one for each of the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death, and two columns in-antis at the entrance behind the colonnade. The columns stand 44 feet (13 m) tall with a base diameter of 7.5 feet (2.3 m). Each column is built from 12 drums including the capital. The columns, like the exterior walls and fa├žades, are inclined slightly toward the building's interior. This is to compensate for perspective distortions which would otherwise make the Memorial appear asymmetrical.

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Comments

  1. Love the architecture! Interesting!
    Hope you have a great day, Wenn!
    B xx

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  2. uiks didnt know that fact. Interesting

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  3. very informative...btw all these building can only be seen from a distance right?

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  4. all those buildings could be seen from nearby..

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  5. I know this building. I saw this building in Night at the museum 2. :D

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  6. Hi Wenn
    Been to Taipei (for work) and not do any sightseeing so really nice to see yr pics.

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  7. Umm, are you this Taipei? But the Lincoln Memorial... ok Washington DC... never been there either!

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  8. That's nice. Following your blog has given me a chance to learn history with lots of photos !! thanks.

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  9. thanks for sharing all the info here..

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  10. Wah you go into details and I like building with historical value. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Now this is a monument that I have been very fortunate to visit in person. It is beautiful.

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