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This Washington monument for the 16th president of the United States was designed by Henry Bacon and based on the Greek Pantheon. It took 8 years to complete (1914-1922). When you walk into the central hall of Lincoln Memorial you’ll see Lincoln himself, bigger than life, sitting in a chair.

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. – Abraham Lincoln

It’s a place busy with tourists, students and joggers but it doesn’t feel crowded. The steps are a nice place to relax and give your feet a rest from a day of walking.

Don’t forget to look up at the ceiling. Pieces of marble are saturated with paraffin to make them more translucent.

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