An Air View of the Beautiful Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Along Constitution Avenue, to the left of and beyond Washington Monument, can be seen the famous Federal Triangle. At the right of the Washington Monument we see part of the Tidal Basin while the long narrow panel in front of the Monument is the Reflecting Pool. The rows of low, parallel structures at the left are the Navy and Munitions buildings.
The object which draws our attention irresistibly, however, is the beautiful Lincoln Memorial, the structure before us. Like a superb Greek temple it rises from a small knoll beside the Potomac River. At the right, leading from the Memorial is the new Memorial Bridge that connects the District of Columbia with Arlington Cemetery. At the left is the new boulevard that leads to downtown Washington. Steps lead down to the edge of the river.
The Lincoln Memorial is built entirely of white Colorado marble. Its colonnade is symbolical, the thirty-six Doric columns representing the thirty-sic states that were in existence when Lincoln was president. The Memorial was dedicated in 1922 and is one of the noblest structures in Washington.