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Lincoln Memorial

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 February 2018 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. 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 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930's has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

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" and his Second Inaugural Address. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since October 15, 1966. It is open to the public 24 hours a day. In 2007, it was ranked seventh on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.

From the archives...........photo captured May 5, 2010.

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sherri from Arkansas, United States

very pretty

the color is so soft

21 Feb 2018 5:04am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful highlit on these attractive columns

21 Feb 2018 5:46am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un bel angle de prise de vue, et joli ces nuances de couleurs dans l'éclairage.
Bonne journée Steven

21 Feb 2018 6:04am

Ginnie from Netherlands

It's a "textbook" image, Steven, of which you can be proud!

21 Feb 2018 6:04am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is stunning

21 Feb 2018 6:29am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Encore une belle prise de vue ..ce batiment est vraiment superbe
Bonne journée

21 Feb 2018 6:32am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A beautifully lit and finely composed image.

21 Feb 2018 7:01am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Beautiful image, dark and light are right

21 Feb 2018 7:50am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful composition. The light is so right.

21 Feb 2018 8:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice night scene

21 Feb 2018 8:53am

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Great night photo.

21 Feb 2018 9:34am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique compo nocturne quelle architecture et ces colonnes sueprbe.

21 Feb 2018 10:39am

Devi from Chennai, India

a brilliant image and wonderful narration !!!We had to study American History for our 10th grade !

21 Feb 2018 10:47am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise de nuit !

21 Feb 2018 11:16am

franz from Baden, Austria

The black surroundings makes the architectural beauty of this 'temple' stand out brilliantly!

21 Feb 2018 12:52pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


21 Feb 2018 2:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The view brings out the commanding nature of this monument. Beautiful point of view.

21 Feb 2018 2:23pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

21 Feb 2018 3:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of the memorial and a notable comment on its history and importance.

21 Feb 2018 4:05pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the memorial. Wonderful lighting and composition. And great information. :)

21 Feb 2018 4:16pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully used light.

21 Feb 2018 5:18pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Love it!

21 Feb 2018 6:34pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An impressive night image!

21 Feb 2018 6:52pm

willy from Belgium

une belle réalisation nocturne de ce Memorial Steven


21 Feb 2018 7:14pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Perfect exposure and framing ! I love to see an important heritage building so well lit, too.

21 Feb 2018 7:28pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Very grand!
Looks like a posh version of the Acropolis in Athens.

21 Feb 2018 7:33pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect POV. Great shot.

21 Feb 2018 9:23pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

great perspective

22 Feb 2018 1:21am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous night image. This is just spectacular! Wonderful point of view! Very informative. I really value the information.

22 Feb 2018 1:48am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is beautifully shot.

22 Feb 2018 2:55am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


22 Feb 2018 12:18pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Superbe architecture bien mise en valeur sur le fond noir !

22 Feb 2018 8:49pm

Gingko60 from Ici en France, France

Magnifique prise de vue !

23 Feb 2018 2:05pm

Remus from Portugal

This photo if it were in black and white would also work out very well.
Beautiful composition, well snug among the trees.

23 Feb 2018 5:41pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Another gorgeous night shot, Steven!! Loving this series!!

24 Feb 2018 3:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice series on the memorial. This night shot is particularly good

28 Feb 2018 11:56am