Around DC: Monuments, Memorials & More

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One thing I love about Europe is the way that history is immortalized throughout the cities — in art, monuments, sculptures, memorials and architecture. A lot of American cities lack that — partially because we are a young country with only a fraction of the history of our European counterparts, and partly because so many of our cities are all about function rather than esthetics. However, Washington DC is a stand out in that way. It’s a city chock full of history, which is enshrined in monuments, memorials, sculptures and museums. It has all the substance of a great world city, with the added benefit of being super clean and not too crowded.

We only had a few days to peruse DC over Christmas while staying with family in Virginia, but we filled up those days with as much sightseeing as possible. We meandered past the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, a sculpture park, beautiful fountains, gardens and much more. The skies were gray and the trees bare, but I still left with the impression that this is a beautiful city worthy of much more exploration someday!

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6 Responses to “Around DC: Monuments, Memorials & More”

  1. Alexandra // A Local Traveler February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    DC is the best! Always so much fun and you learn so much as well. All of the free museums are great, the Newseum is one of my favorites. The Lincoln Memorial is also top of my list…. can’t get enough Honest Abe!

  2. Holly February 10, 2016 at 12:25 am #

    There are just so many iconic moments in TV and in history that are related to these monuments that it is impossible not to think about them when you see them.
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  3. Andrea on Vacation February 10, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    I live sort of near DC and it is always a good time to see a new monument, museum, or show each time we go. There is so much there! It is definitely worth a return visit to see more.
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  4. Marcella @ WhatAWonderfulWorld February 10, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    Gorgeous shots!! I really like the look of the grey against the grey sky, I think it’s beautiful 🙂

  5. Shanna February 13, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    I would love to go to Washington DC one day. Fantastic photos and thanks for sharing!

  6. John July 3, 2017 at 5:08 am #

    Wow this looks pretty incredible. Amazing Pictures.

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