Lincoln Memorial (LincolnMemorial), it is regarded as the United States and Washington statue of the eternal city logo, to commemorate the sixteenth US President Abraham Lincoln built. Memorial Hall is located in the west end of the National Mall in Washington, such as blue dye east shore of the Potomac, and Capitol eastern end of the distant sea, is a whole body with white granite and the ancient Greek temple-style marble memorial built.
Memorial was started in 1914, in 1922 completed. Memorial solemn atmosphere, more every day many tourists and students traveling to this visit. The late President Abraham Lincoln is one of America's most respected presidents, people will not forget his contribution to the liberation of slaves and the maintenance of the United States ── American unity. He is also the lowest level seen from the social evils of slavery and expose "all men are created equal," the veil of hypocrisy. Although he was brutally assassinated, but his spirit will live in the Lincoln Memorial.
Lincoln Memorial (5)Lincoln statue of marble memorial placed in the middle, his hands placed on both sides of the chair arm, looked solemn. Above the statue is an inscription ── "I would like this house to commemorate Abraham Lincoln, he saved the Union for all Americans." Lincoln Memorial is not only a tribute to the late president, but also paying tribute to the people of the whole country. Here preserved one of America's most monumental statue. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural speeches also engraved on the marble wall. Museum 36 column represent the United States divided the 36 states when President Abraham Lincoln's death. Going up the ladder memorial, around the back of the Lincoln statue, you can see is the spectacular views of the US Capitol and the Washington Monument. In the pool also reveals a faint reflection of the Washington Monument.
This is also enthusiastic to get rid of those social ills of people gather. Since Martin Luther King here in 1963 he published his famous speech "I Have a Dream", and Capitol eastern end of the Sea.
Lincoln Memorial (LincolnMemorial) is one of Washington's most popular attractions, with Congress and the Washington Monument in a straight line.
Two years after Lincoln's death, in 1867, the northern states on the proposed construction of a building to the Lincoln Memorial. But the building is situated in what place? How much of the scale? What style? These problems have been inconclusive. So building the Lincoln Memorial has been shelved. After the 20th century, the construction of the Lincoln Memorial voice again rising. 1911 Lincoln Memorial Commission was established by the former President Taft as the Chairman, the Committee accepted the recommendations of a man named Henry Bacon college students in Washington State Capitol building should be relatively remote place Memorial Hall, thanks to Ken himself was selected designer for the Memorial, Memorial total budget is $ 2.94 million. A wide variety of designs put out, someone had envisaged the memorial built like pyramids towering monument of a variety of other styles. But thanks to the young designer Ken believes his design is reasonable, the Commission is also strongly supported him. February 9, 1911, the US Congress approved the design. In 1914, Memorial Hall officially started. Since the flood geology is very soft, so we spent more time on foundation work and material Memorial. In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was completed. In the Memorial steps to extend the Washington Monument, it is also supporting built about 610 meters long reflecting pool. In this way, in front of the Lincoln Memorial East Point, reflection pool just reflected the Washington Monument long monument, it looks more upright. West from the Washington Monument, the same can be found in the white Lincoln Memorial reflection in the water, more Yujiebingqing, sacred. Weekdays, reflection pool wild ducks, gulls cluster of local people gull phase play, full of atmosphere of peace.
The building has a rectangular shape, about 58 meters, classical architecture. 36 round white marble pillars surrounding the memorial, a symbol of President Lincoln owned by 36 states. State of these states were engraved with transoms on each of the pillars. Reflecting pool in front of the Memorial. After dark the Memorial adjacent to the Washington Monument and the US Capitol to pay with brilliant lights, reflected in the water, becoming a major attraction in the famous Washington.
rectangular Memorial stands in the middle of a relatively independent, lawn about 400 meters in diameter, the foundation above ground granite approximately 5 meters high. Memorial stone platform built in about 18.3 meters high, with the cornerstone of Memorial Hall, 23 meters high. Memorial colonnade west width of 36 meters, 57 meters long from north to south, is a rectangular building. Memorial outside the east gate, the broad stairway progressive layers, introducing visitors to the countless holy memorial. Lincoln Memorial outer gallery four weeks a total of 36 pillars, column height 13.4 m, a bottom diameter of 2.26 m. Tall and thick pillars outside the gallery quite Greek Parthenon style, symbolizing Lincoln was alive when US 36 states. There on the top of the parapet wall 48 Memorial sagging floral, on behalf of Memorial Hall is completed when 48 US states. Engraved with the names of the 48 states pillars upper end of the fence.
into the Memorial Hall, the face is white, stately Lincoln statue, was a famous American sculptor Daniel Chester Frankie (DanielChesterFrench) creation. Seated very vivid, Lincoln's eyes through the door, watching the reflection pool across the Washington Monument Ling pillar, as well as a large lawn at the end of the Capitol. The moral here is infinite, it is enough to chew. The statue is large, if you press this ratio changed as established, highly statue will reach 28 feet (about 8.53 meters). Statue of the stones into the mosaic 28, blend together. This is based sculptor lofting provided, and then from inside Lee Peach stone house (Piccirilli) two brothers spent more than four years of carving. It estimates the entire statue is $ 88400. Lincoln after the wall above the white marble statue engraved with 4 lines of characters: InthistempleasintheheartsofthepeopleforwhomhesavedtheUnionthememoryofAbrahamLincolnisenshrinedforever exhibition hall engraved with two famous Lincoln speech on the north and south sides of the stone walls, the south wall of the "new birth of freedom ── Gettysburg Address" text. Lincoln Memorial on the north wall is the 1865 second inaugural speeches, full a little longer. Second Inaugural Address magnificent, full of emotion.
to enter the Memorial, the face of the center is a marble statue of Lincoln, as 5.8 meters high, by the sculptor Daniel? Chester? Flange bend (DanialChesterFrench) Design Engraving . After the top of the statue is an inscription ── "Lincoln will be immortal, the people my heart forever." Seated on the left side of the wall, engraved with the figure of speech when the re-election of President Lincoln; on the right, then carved the famous Gettysburg Address (GettysburgAddress). Also decorated with around about emancipation, North-South reunification, as well as a symbol of immortality and justice, fraternity and charity murals. In addition, the hall also displays some of the exhibits related to President Lincoln. Underlying theme of the museum hall Linken Fu Qi, is a permanent exhibition room designed by the students. · Wales by the mural Zhu Lin Goole (JulesGuerin) produced, with allegorical way, clever express the theme emancipation and national reunification of.
From the date of completion of the Memorial, the annual February "Presidents' Day", to be held at the memorial ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, an important part of the ceremony one is reading "Gettysburg address." Due to the huge contribution made by Lincoln for human equality, white Lincoln Memorial from the date turned out, the shrine has become the civil rights movement. August 23, 1963, 200,000 people held a peaceful rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial outside East to order the Washington Monument, the famous black civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial East published in the steps "I have a dream "famous speech.
full text of the Gettysburg Address
In seven years ago, our founding fathers to create a new country in this land, is based convinced of freedom, and is committed to all all men are created equal conviction. [Note: father this should be avoided by blood association. At the time of people, especially in politics, there is no concept of gender equality, men refers to men, but did not say it was white men only. For the sake of the faithful, it should not be considered a generic term for mankind. )
immediately Wudeng be involved in a great civil war, testing whether this nation, or Renhe Zhao based in Sri Lanka and dedication, could last forever. We hereby meet this battle in a vast battlefield. The Wudeng will dedicate part of this battle, as he delivered the group's life so that people can survive that country Mian final resting place. This is entirely appropriate and Tuoqie I should be cited as the rows.
But, in a larger sense, Wudeng not committed, can not offer, you can not hallow this ground. These brave, dead or alive, Sri Lanka had to fight in the end, it has long been sacred, and far more than I humble the power to add or detract. This world has not the slightest attention, nor long remember what Wudeng in Sri Lanka said, but he will never forget who this should do. Wudeng living, should, of course, dedicated to the unfinished cause of such people spared no efforts. Wudeng here dedicated to the great responsibility in front of the mission: from glory at the Dead I Jianqi their ultimate sacrifice - Wudeng this promise death of the Dead when non vain - this nation, under God woo, when freedom of Freshmen - government of the people, by the people, for the people from dying of when.
US pennies back surface of the Lincoln Memorial, careful observation can be found inside the Lincoln Memorial like looming. And one cent positive side head to Lincoln, the same characters appear on both sides of a coin, which is coin of the United States is unique. In addition, the $ 500 bill positive for Lincoln head, the back is also a Lincoln Memorial.
Lincoln Memorial (LincolnMemorial) Eternal City landmark statue and Washington, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most popular attractions of Washington. Memorial solemn atmosphere, encouraging more students to ride every day and many tourists come here to visit. The late President Abraham Lincoln is probably one of the most respected US presidents, people will not forget his contribution to the liberation of slaves and the maintenance of the United States ── American unity. He is also the lowest level seen from the social evils of slavery and expose "all men are created equal," the veil of hypocrisy. Although he was brutally assassinated, but his spirit will live in the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln statue of marble memorial placed in the middle, his hands placed on both sides of the chair arm, looked solemn. Above the statue is an inscription ── "Lincoln will be immortal, the people my heart forever." Lincoln Memorial is not only a tribute to the late president, but also paying tribute to the people of the whole country. Here preserved one of America's most monumental statue. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural speeches also engraved on the marble wall. Museum 36 column represent the United States divided the 36 states when President Abraham Lincoln's death. Going up the ladder memorial, around the back of the Lincoln statue, you can see is the spectacular views of the US Capitol and the Washington Monument. In the pool also reveals a faint reflection of the Washington Monument. This is also enthusiastic to get rid of those social ills of people gather. Since Martin. Luther. After gold in 1963 here published his famous speech "I Have a Dream", the Lincoln Memorial to the people impressed me most is that as the location for civil rights. Meanwhile, here it is the black opera singer Marie Anderson Law Office rejected the pet show at three in nineteen nine years, local opera performances for the whole occasion a total of seventy-five thousand spectators. Lincoln Memorial near NationalMall and Ellipse, very popular among visitors are welcome. In terms of historical significance or watch the scenery aspect, the Lincoln Memorial are definitely worth a visit.
Hours: 8:00 am to midnight every day
1. can take the blue line, SmithsonianMetroStation orange line to the stop, along the axis 20 from the Washington Monument minute walk west.
2. Blue Line can take to stop ArlingtonCemeteryMetroStation south bridge 15 minutes to walk.