Monday, April 19, 2010

In This Temple


Here are a couple more shots of Abraham Lincoln inside his Memorial in Washington DC. I'm afraid my pictures don't convey the majesty of this larger-than-life sculpture of the President. You really have to be standing in front of him, or walk up to him from amid the loud and boisterous crowds, then suddenly all the noise around you fades away and it's just you and Mr. Lincoln. Then as you walk around, slowly the noise comes back and you're snapped out of your waking dream.

OK, so maybe it's not quite exactly like that, but it can be pretty intense. You'll just have to visit for yourself.

They seem to have cleaned him since I was there last. There was a long cobweb on his head before, and now it's gone.

The left side of the building features this transcript of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The opposite wall features the text of his second inaugural address.

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