Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Washington Monument




Washington Monument / Geoff W. Sutton 2017

The Washington Monument stands tall. I have seen it many times since the 1960s. Currently (2017) it is closed for work on the elevator and will reopen in 2019.

Work began 4 July 1848 but was not completed until 1884 when it was the world's tallest building according to the National Park Service (nps.gov). Past and future presidents attended the cornerstone event.

An earthquake at 1:51 p.m. on 23 August, 2011 ocurred nearby, which damaged the monument. Visitors were shaken inside but all were safe.






PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com










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