"Four Score and Seven Years Ago"

My photos were taken at The Lincoln Memorial and feature the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Memorial is an American national memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

"Savior of the Union"
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The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer of the primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, 1920 – was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers; and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. Dedicated in May 1922, it is one of several memorials built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

"From the Other Angle"
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"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."

Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom. (Source https://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm)

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (see image below) and his second inaugural address.

"Four Score and Seven Years Ago"
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Like other monuments on the National Mall – including the nearby Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and National World War II Memorial – the memorial is administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 15, 1966, and was ranked seventh on the American Institute of Architects 2007 list of America's Favorite Architecture. The memorial is open to the public 24 hours a day, and more than seven million people visit it annually. (source https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Memorial)

The incredible memorial is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.(refer to map below)


Source: Google Maps

"One Final Edit"
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"Lincoln Through A Kaleidoscope"

All photographs taken when my family last visited Washington DC during Spring Break in March of 2017 when the unforgettable Winter Storm Stella hit.

This is my contribution to the #ShadowHunters #ShadowContest Round 102 created by the lovely @melinda010100 and hosted by the amazing @annephilbrick where this week's theme is the wildcard "Show Me A Shadow Round 102"

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Images taken with Samsung Galaxy 7 -- edited using Prismart and Samsung tools

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