There is an old joke, who is buried in Grants Tomb? Grant and his wife. Well no one is buried in the Lincoln Memorial, after a long train ride, his remains ended up in Springfield Illinois. This photo is the side and back of the Lincoln Memorial. It is an impressive greek revival manse. You can walk all the way around inside of the colonnade. I understand that parts of the crypt are being opened to the public, something that was always intended, but never funded. I need to go have a closer look see.
I remember the first time I visited the Lincoln Memorial. For a few years after my grandfather died, I drove my grandmother back and forth between Florida and Michigan. She wanted to see places she had never seen, so we went to Washington DC one fall on our way south. Early one morning I found a parking space near the Lincoln Memorial, we walked up the front steps, and back to the car. The walk exhausted her, she was quiet for hours.
Have you been there?
yes, many times when we lived down there. especially during cherry blossom time.ReplyDelete
I need to see more of what the city has to offerDelete
Many times. My first was after JFK was shot and we went to DC and to Arlington Cemetery.ReplyDelete
It has been at the center of trying timesDelete
Three times: on a family trip down to East Coast when I was four in 1954, on a quick trip in the mid-70s with an old boyfriend, and a on a trip with friends in 1997 when we did all of the memorials.ReplyDelete
It can be a full day of fun, and exhausting.Delete
Not me, but BH visited all of the memorials when he was at the National Fire Academy in Maryland a few years back. He loved all of it.ReplyDelete
You could take the train across country with him the next time.Delete
No, I've never been to Washington.ReplyDelete
There are many places left for me to exploreDelete
Yes I have been there. It seems a hollow mockery these days.ReplyDelete