A friend comments on visit to the Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.  photo by Yolanda Bean-Bradford

The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. photo by Yolanda Bean-Bradford

Recently Yolanda Bean-Bradford, a friend of mine, visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. She said that it was actually her second visit to the site and that she was awe-inspired by it’s sheer size and grandeur.  On commenting about it further she said:

“Lincoln started the change. Martin Luther King reinforced it. President Obama is proof of it. The Lincoln Memorial is the most powerful spot/place in Washington, DC. You haven’t lived until you visit it. The architecture is phenomenal.”

 

Yolanda-Bean Bradford at the Lincoln Memorial

Yolanda-Bean Bradford at the Lincoln Memorial

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One Response to “A friend comments on visit to the Lincoln Memorial”

  1. Dave Wiegers says:

    I have been to the Lincoln Memorial 4-5 times and each time I am struck by the majesty and the simplicity of the building. Most people act quite reverently when inside the columns. I have found the best time to go is early in the morning before the crowds ascend of the place. Several times I was there with only my camera, tripod and a couple of guards and cleaning persons. As the sun rises it illuminates Lincoln with an otherworldly glow than burnishes the statue with a reddish hue. Gives me goose bumps just to write about it.
    One thing I have learned is that there are no tripods allowed inside the “temple” beyond the columns. Not sure why other than they can be bulky and cumbersome and get in the way of the people visiting the memorial. The next time I go out to DC I am going to request a permit to use my tripod inside the columns. I’ll see out that works out.

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