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Abraham!

Washington, D.C. is full of memorials, so I’ll post a couple of them in my next three uploads, which means a lot of neo-classical architecture. This is probably the most famous one: the Lincoln Memorial at the western end of the National Mall.

The Lincoln Memorial was designed by Henry Bacon and it was built between 1914 and 1922. It was built to honour the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). It’s a Greek Doric temple, containing a large sculpture of Lincoln and quotes from two of his speeches (his Second Inaugural Address and “The Gettysburg Address” ). The memorial itself was the site of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963 at the end of the March on Washington. The sculpture inside the memorial, seen here at right, was made by Daniel Chester French in 1920 and unveiled two years later.

Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States from 1861 until his death in 1865. Lincoln, a Republican, led the United States through the American Civil War, which started shortly after Lincoln’s inauguration after the secession of the seven slave-holding states in the south as the Confederate States of America. Eventually Lincoln succeeded in preserving the Union and abolishing slavery. However, five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered, Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington. Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.

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Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-04 15:56
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 793 kb

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