Friday, March 20, 2009

Jefferson Memorial

Another one of Washington's tourist attractions that we went to was the Jefferson Memorial, a presidential memorial dedicated to the 3rd president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The memorial's distance is not so far off from the White house as it is just directly north of it.

Composed of circular marble steps, a portico, a circular colonnade of Ionic order columns, and a shallow dome, the building houses a life-sized statue of the president. University of Virginia. It is situated in West Potomac Park, on the shore of the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River.

The memorial is not as huge as Lincoln's though. Beside the statue you can see excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. There is no fee charge if you want to go inside and have a look around, taking photos and all just like in the Lincoln memorial.

At night, and during late afternoons when the sun sets, are good times to take photos with all the lights and sunsets giving out great views on the river and the memorial.

To see more photos, go here.

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