WASHINGTON DC, USA - The large statue inside the Lincoln Memorial's main chamber catching the early morning golden sunlight at sunrise during the fall (autumn) equinox. The Lincoln Memorial sits on the western end of the Reflecting Pool and faces directly east. The statue is deep within the chamber and is normally well out of reach of directly sunlight.
Contributor:Have Camera Will Travel | North America / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:6871 x 4581 px | 58.2 x 38.8 cm | 22.9 x 15.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:20 September 2019
Location:Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
The Lincoln Memorial, situated at the western end of the National Mall in Washington DC, is a national monument honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Dedicated in 1922, this iconic structure stands as a symbol of unity and a testament to Lincoln's enduring legacy in preserving the nation during the tumultuous Civil War. Designed by architect Henry Bacon, the neoclassical monument features a Greek Revival temple with 36 Doric columns, representing the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. Inside the Memorial Chamber, visitors can marvel at the 19-foot-tall marble statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln, created by sculptor Daniel Chester French. Flanking the statue are inscriptions of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address, highlighting his commitment to equality and the abolition of slavery. Facing the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial is a must-see for history enthusiasts and those seeking to understand the United States' rich cultural heritage. Managed by the National Park Service, the Lincoln Memorial is a popular destination for tourists and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As one of America's most revered landmarks, the Memorial serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made for the nation's unity and the fight for civil rights.