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:)
Here are some facts about the monument:
- The Washington Monument is the nation’s foremost memorial to George Washington, the first president of the United States.
- 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.
- Inside the Washington Monument are an elevator and a 897-step stairway.
- The outer walls are made of white marble blocks from Maryland and The obelisk is also made of granite, and sandstone.
- 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.
- 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