Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie
These pictures were taken on June 19, 2006 at the end of the Mall in Washington, D.C.
|This impressive classical structure is visible from far away.|
|On the sides of the steps, the "fascio" bundles hark back to ancient Rome and symbolize strength in unity. There is no connection with Moussolini's Italy intended.|
|Inside, we tourists all jockey for positions to get photos of the statue without photographing each other.|
|On the left, tourists cool off below the Gettysburg Address. I could not get a good shot of the mural above.|
|On the right, we can read Lincoln's second inaugural address. Again, no mural.|