20 Great Pictures of the Washington Monument

Intended to commemorate the first US president, George Washington, the Washington Memorial was originally designed to be a four-sided pillar surrounded by a circular colonnade, topped with a statue of George Washington on a chariot. The Civil War halted construction of the monument, and then when building recommenced, so did arguments about its design. One person said the monument looked like “a stalk of asparagus.” New designs were considered to alter the monument. Ultimately, the colonnade and statue were abandoned, and the proportions of the monument were changed to resemble a classical Egyptian obelisk, which is how it looks today. The Washington Monument may look a little odd, but that’s part of what makes it such an interesting photography subject and memorable sight.

Inauguration 2009

Inauguration 2009 by Mark Sebastian

Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms

Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms by Jeff Kubina

Washington Monument, DC

Washington Monument, DC by Abhijit Tembhekar

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Reflections

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Reflections by Glyn Lowe

Washington Monument

Washington Monument by Tom Thai

Obama Inauguration - 1.6 miles away from the Capitol

Obama Inauguration – 1.6 miles away from the Capitol by Alexander Torrenegra

Across the Potomac

Across the Potomac by Kate Mereand-Sinha

Washington Monument Reflection

Washington Monument Reflection by

The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial by Glyn Lowe

Washington Monument and Duck

Washington Monument and Duck by Jeff Kubina

Washington Monument in Fujifilm Velvia

Washington Monument in Fujifilm Velvia by Kevin Dooley

Vietnam War Memorial and Washington Monument

Vietnam War Memorial and Washington Monument by Jingles the Pirate

Washington Monument

Washington Monument by TinTin Yu

Lincoln Memorial/Washington Monument

Lincoln Memorial/Washington Monument by Ed Yourdon

Reflections of Power - Old

Reflections of Power – Old by Kurtis Garbutt

Viv wishes you a happy July 4th!

Viv wishes you a happy July 4th! by Kevin Dooley

Diana catches the moon balancing on the Washington Monument

Diana catches the moon balancing on the Washington Monument by Kevin Dooley

Washington Monument

Washington Monument by Jeff Kubina

Washington Monument - Washington, DC.

Washington Monument – Washington, DC. by Vinoth Chandar

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Beautiful photos. Thanks for the inspiration. Washington is only about 2 hours from where I live and I am hoping to visit this spring, so the inspiration from these photos should be very useful to me.

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