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The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first American president.


The Washington Monument is one of the country’s most recognizable structures, a white-colored obelisk at the west end of the National Mall. An elevator takes visitors to the top to see a spectacular view of Washington, DC including unique perspectives of the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the Capitol Building. Sylvan Theater, an outdoor amphitheater located near the base of the Washington Monument, is a popular venue for a wide range of events including free concerts and live theatrical performances, commemorative ceremonies, rallies and protests.


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13 Responses to “TAGGED: O FOR OBELISK”

  1. Is that scaffolding around the lower part of the obelisk?

  2. Hi,

    I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Have a nice day! 🙂


  3. wonderful post francine … thanks for all the information about the monument … it makes a perfect target for your camera as you move around the area … great shots!

  4. It is magnificent, isn’t it, Francine? What better way to remember President Washington. Thanks for reminding us of this beautiful monument.

  5. Amazing how different it looks from different perspectives, I think your second photo is just brilliant Francine.

  6. I also love this monument, and you have photographed it from interesting and different angles. Very lovely pics. Francine. 🙂

  7. Wonderful. I’m so jealous of your DC trip. That is one of my favorite US cities. So much to see and do!

  8. A beautiful sight! We lived in DC a couple of years and I always loved seeing this.

  9. for sure it was not easy
    to put that thing up there …

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