The Washington Monument in D.C.
This weeks ‘Weekly Photo’ was part of the National Parks Challenge on July 15, one of the activity challenges where you can earn a little award in the form of a special badge in your activity app on your phone. One was to do a workout of at least 3.5 miles. I took up the challenge to a) walk the 3.5+ miles (and get my badge – I know – silly but fun) and b) take some photos in D.C.
The Washington Monument, a 555-foot marble obelisk, is located at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and was built to commemorate George Washington, our first president. It does that handsomely.
In 2011 an earthquake (I couldn’t believe it) hit the DC area (Virginia/DC) which damaged this beautiful monument. It was closed for about three years, and then it was closed again because of elevator and some other issues. If all goes well, the monument should be open to the public again in 2019. In the meantime we still can admire it from afar, from up close, just not from the inside out.