Monday, October 09, 2006

Maybe I'm Mixing My Metaphors...

DSC01408, originally uploaded by cameronduff.

Below I said that the central layout of the National Mall resembles the crucifix with the four monuments at the four points of the cross with Washington strung up in the middle. Yet of course the Washington monument looks nothing like the cruciform christ; no there is another metaphor that I just can't seem to place at the moment; hmmm...Anyway, the greatest thing about Washington is that ALL the great monuments, galleries and museums are free to enter. Including the Washington monument which bears an internal lift to a look out some 550 feet above the Mall. This lookout affords magnificent views of the whole district out to Virginia and Maryland. it was a beautifully clear day too - a real highlight!


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