Narrow: The Washington Monument

In mid July, we took a family trip to Maryland for Roshini’s  graduation and we seized the opportunity to do some sightseeing in Washington, D.C.  In response to the photo challenge, Narrow, I’ve elected to interpret this challenge by sharing two shots of the Washington Monument. I snapped both photos with my cell phone. Scroll to the end for a photo of the graduate:)

WM July 14, 2016 (2)WM July 16. 2016 (2)

Here are some facts about the monument:

  1. The Washington Monument is the nation’s foremost memorial to George Washington, the first president of the United States.
  2. The 555 foot tall obelisk is the tallest building in the District of Columbia and by law, no other building in Washington D.C. is allowed to be taller.
  3. Inside the Washington Monument are an elevator and a 897-step stairway.
  4. The outer walls are made of white marble blocks from Maryland and The obelisk is also made of granite, and sandstone.
  5. The interior walls contain 193 memorial stones installed on its east and west interior walls. The memorial stones start at the 30-foot level and continue to the 450-foot level.
  6. It is the world’s tallest stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk.

Content taken from this website: http://www.american-historama.org/1881-1913-maturation-era/washington-monument.htm

Rosh 1

The Proud Graduate!

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Vacation Fun

When I was out on vacation, I took a trip to Canada and my friend, Sharon took my daughter and I to  Niagara Falls I won’t ever get tired of the falls.  What is life without a bit of risk?  Here I am just being silly!

Niagara

 

Do you think it’s possible to be in two places at the same time? My answer is a resounding YES. Here I am in two places at the same time.  I’m straddling the boundary line for Canada and the United States. It rained while we were at the falls, hence the raincoat.

The photo with the finger looks like finger belongs to someone else, but it’s my finger 🙂

I’d love to hear about some of your vacation fun!

boundary line

The Secret Finger!

straddling the country boundary line