Washington DC - Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Washington DC. I have visited the city quite a few times. There is so much to see that I have set a personal goal to visit it at least once a year. Today I am visiting together with my parents.
They had studied the travel guide well and came up with a monument in the National Mall, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, an impressive combination of a granite wall in which real photos have been engraved and en set of 19 huge 450-kg (1000-pound) stainless steel statues of soldiers making their way through the woods.
We visited the monument twice. During daylight, when the whole setup is easier to see, and after sunset, when the darkness and scarce light give a really eerie impression.
We also visited the National Zoo and many pleasant Washington things. It was particularly nice to see that the iconic Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial, which had been dry due to maintenance during past visits, had been filled again. A delicious dinner in extremely pretty Georgetown made it a pleasant day. I will have to visit Georgetown in more detail during a next visit.
More pictures below.