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Washington Monument

I’ve posted three photos from the District of Columbia before and all three of them featured the United States Capitol. Time for other shots from the capital, so here I tried to hide the Capitol behind the Washington Monument and although both wings of the building are still visible, at least the dome is not. Washington, D.C. is a city full of well-known government buildings as well as monuments and memorials, so of course that’s what I need to show here as well.

The photo was taken from the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the western end of the National Mall. The foreground features the Reflecting Pool with on the other side the National World War II Memorial. The red tower to the right of the Washington Monument itself is part of the Smithsonian Institution Building, nicknamed The Castle and behind that the building of the Library of Congress.

The Washington Monument itself is an obelisk, which commemorates George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789-1797). It’s just over 169 metres tall, making it the world’s tallest stone structure and tallest obelisk and it was even the tallest structure in the world from 1884, the year of completion, and 1889 (when the Eiffel Tower was completed). Fifty American flags are placed in a circle around the base of the Monument

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 3338/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-04 15:58
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1042 kb

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