I don’t often travel alone, but after this trip I must say I am inspired to do so.
I went to D.C. for a work trip. I took an early flight in and had time to kill in a new city, alone. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, lucky for me was a quick Lyft ride. Around $6 to Washington D.C.’s most popular tourist attractions.
I didn’t see everything that I would had like to, but I did see a lot. Check out some of my pictures below.
The 555 feet tall Washington Monument is the nation’s foremost memorial to George Washington, the first president of the United States. The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The obelisk was designed by Robert Mills and constructed between 1848 and 1884 and opened to the public in 1888. Though only the 3rd tallest monument in the United States the Washington Monument is the tallest structure or building in the capital city and when it was completed in 1884 it was the tallest structure in the world until 1889 when the Eiffel Tower was completed. The Washington Monument is a very popular tourist attraction in Washington.
Interesting Fact: When the monument was under construction in 1854, the Washington National Monument Society ran out of money and the project ground to a halt. Twenty-five years later, the U.S. Government took over and completed the upper two-thirds of the structure by 1884 using marble from a different quarry.
The National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million people who served as part of the American armed forces during World War II, including more than 400,000 who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The memorial sits along the central vista of the National Mall, at the east end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. The World War II Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. Park rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and interpretive programs are provided throughout the day and upon request.
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is the biggest reflecting pool in Washington, D.C. It is right next to the Lincoln Memorial. The reflecting pool is long and can be seen in many photographs of the Washington Monument. There are paths and trees on both sides, and many people exercise around it. It reflects both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, which means that you can see both if you look into the water.
Interesting Facts: It is on the west side of the National Mall, and is about 2,029 feet (618 m) long and 167 feet (51 m) wide. It is about 18 inches(46 cm) deep on the sides and 30 inches (76 cm) deep in the middle. It holds approximately 6,750,000 U.S. gallons(25,500,000 L) of water.
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