This titan of our national heritage grew up as a poor boy on the frontier. Reading books by candlelight, whether after long hours at school or on the farm, proved invaluable to young Lincoln. He later served as a store clerk, a river trader, and a "rail-splitter" used to hard physical labor. A plain speaker for plain folks, Lincoln blended his love of the written word with a strong work ethic and pursued a legal career, then a political one from the Illinois state legislature to the U.S. Congress. Here was a man who aspired to lead a nation
Be careful on the steps! I was there in the late morning so the sun was shining directly on the steps side of the memorial. It was quite warm under there. Very neat to see though. The bathrooms (to the left of the steps) are stuffy due to no way to air them out well. The view from the Lincoln Memorial is awesome. I really enjoyed being there. :)
Just ... awesome! What could be more iconic? For kicks, start from the reflecting pool and count the steps as you climb all the way up to the main chamber of Lincoln Memorial. The number of steps is significant. This was was not part of the original memorial design, but added as a neat extra feature as the National Mall was being renovated.
We loved the place and statue. We admire Lincoln principles and leadership. The view from the top of steps is breathe taking. Reflection pool, Washington monument, capital hill and national mall. Amazing. We spent couple of hours and we still want to spend more.
Lincoln Memorial is one of my favourite place for engagement sessions. It is really extraordinary and beautiful place. Fantastic architecture and peaceful nature is just perfect for taking beautiful pictures! Highly recommend this place not only for shooting, it is amazing place just to visit.
An amazing piece of architecture and a fitting tribute to the man who saved the Union. It's disgraceful that people let their children run and climb on the monument like it's a playground. I can say this because my seven-year-old and his ten-year-old brother sure as hell were not. I wanted to grab some of the parents who were letting their children slide down the edifice or climb on the torches and say "Are you an idiot? Have some respect for our national landmarks". Please show some decency and class and be a parent.