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Old 20th May 2010, 15:03   #31
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Another interesting piece of info. The lincoln memorial has 36 pillars each representing a state of US. US had 36 states only when Lincoln died.
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Another interesting piece of info. The lincoln memorial has 36 pillars each representing a state of US. US had 36 states only when Lincoln died.
I thought that was 38 states. I could be wrong though. You forgot the two pillars near the entrance.
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True. there are total 38 pillars there. But two of them are at the entrance and don't represent any state. The other 36 represented the 36 states that were present when Lincoln died.
These two were more of in-antis piece in front of the entrance.
Incidentally, when the memorial was dedicated, US had 48 against the earlier 36 states and those state names are inscribed on the memorial.

As of now US has 2 more and that makes it a grand total of 50 states!
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True. there are total 38 pillars there. But two of them are at the entrance and don't represent any state. The other 36 represented the 36 states that were present when Lincoln died.
These two were more of in-antis piece in front of the entrance.
Incidentally, when the memorial was dedicated, US had 48 against the earlier 36 states and those state names are inscribed on the memorial.

As of now US has 2 more and that makes it a grand total of 50 states!
Thanks MX6 for the info. Appreciate it. I knew the pillars represented the states, but didn't knew it was when Lincoln died. Thought they must have ran out of space for 14 more. I am just kidding.
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So we moved to our next destination, World War 2 Memorial. Before that there is Vietnam Memorial. Its a wall with name of Soldiers engraved in honor of their contribution to the War.
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Some more pics in and around WW2 Memorial. I was able to use tripod at WW2, Lincoln memorial without any issues.
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Also there is IAD(DC's international airport) just across the river. So most of them take off this side. Delta Airlines.

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Just for your FYI: It is the Ronald Reagan National Airport and not the Dulles International (IAD). IAD is around 20 miles from DC in Virginia.

BTW, you missed the Cherry Blossom, the Tidal Basin area looks beautiful during Cherry Blossom.
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Yes DC is a very good place to visit. Especially the architecture and museums.

I haven't roam in DC too much to know everything. But starting from Union Station, there is pretty much everything that comes in the way has a history.

If i really have to be picky then here it goes. The top 5 would be

Capitol Building, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, War Memorial (Vietnam & WW2), White House.

Make that top 7.
FDR Memorial also very good, IIRC.
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Just for your FYI: It is the Ronald Reagan National Airport and not the Dulles International (IAD). IAD is around 20 miles from DC in Virginia.

BTW, you missed the Cherry Blossom, the Tidal Basin area looks beautiful during Cherry Blossom.
Thanks for correcting. IAD was the one that i came to from SMF. Got confused. my bad.

Yes, I know we missed Cherry Blossom. Had no choice. compromises had to be done.
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Sorry guys for not updating. Was caught up with loads of work

Continuing from WW2 Memorial. We proceeded to Washington Monument. It is ~162 years old. If you book tickets in advance u can go to the top of the monument to have a 360 degree look of D.C

The back side of White House as seen from Monument.

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The crowd you see at the back near the fountain was closed when we went there. it was around 5 pm to 6 pm at that time. So for those who wants to have closer view may wanna go early there.

Jefferson Memorial

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From the monument, we proceeded to White House. On the way, we came across some great sculptures and engraving. have a look.
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Some misc pics of buildings and roads of D.C
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Some more pics while on the way.
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What's that international spy museum? Any idea on that Father holding 2 kids statue?
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What's that international spy museum? Any idea on that Father holding 2 kids statue?
Please refer to this information for spy museum

International Spy Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

looks like interesting concept as it has controlled entry. Should have gone.

No idea about the statue though. I guess it would be explained in detail in that particular building if visited.
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