Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

This week’s photo challenge was “big.”

The first thing I thought of was my granddaughter standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The memorial is 190 feet long, 119 feet wide, almost 100 feet high, and it is surrounded by thirty-six columns representing each of the states at the time of Lincoln’s death in 1865. The statue of Lincoln itself is 19 feet high, weighs 175 tons, and took four years to carve.

The reality is that Lincoln was larger in life and left a longer lasting effect on our American history.

Even today, politicians look to historical records of his presidency for answers  – he’s still big.

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About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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3 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

  1. Grandma Kc says:

    Beautiful picture and very true about his presidency.

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  2. Thanks so much for becoming a “Follower” of my blog.

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  3. Whoa! I never realized how big that monument really was!

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