One of the places that I visited was the Lincoln Memorial. This place is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865)
The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln's death.
Seated Lincoln by Daniel Chester French
Next to the famous reflecting pool you can see the Korean War Veterans Memorial. The "forgotten war" was fought from 1950 to 1953. The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea, but was also a proxy war* between the United States and its United Stations allies and the communist powers of China and the Soviet Union. Like in any war, they were atrocities like the massacre of No Gun Ri where U.S. soldiers massacred Korean civilians, mostly women and children.
The Washington Monument was built in honour of the first president of the United States, George Washington. Construction began in 1848 and was completed in 1884. Designed by Robert Mills, it follows the form of an Egyptian obelisk rising more than 168 m (550 ft) making it the largest masonry structure in the world.
The Capitol is one of the most widely recognized buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. Construction was started in 1793.
And then, very far away I saw the White House. It was originally constructed in 1792-1800, but some mad British guys burned it down in 1812 and it had to be reconstructed in 1815.
Then I stopped for a couple of hours in Arlington National Cemetery. I have mixed feelings visiting this place. With more than 260,000 people buried, this cemetery has the second-largest number of people buried of any national cemetery in the United States.
Then a final visit to the Women in Military Service For America Memorial. It is a very interesting place honouring women who have served in the USA's defence
Photographs, artefacts and documents tell the individual and collective stories of women in military service. The photographs shows images from the American Revolution with a particular strength from the Spanish-American War** through the 1950s.
* Proxy war. Proxy war is a war where two powers use third parties as a supplement or a substitute for fighting each other directly.
** Spanish-American War. A war propelled in 1898 by the American newspaper chain of Hearst to gain readers over the newspaper chain of Pulitzer and the called "theory of manifest destiny" that gave to the United States Navy an opportunity to use their new tools. It's good to remember that the Cubans weren't very happy with the Spaniards. The term "yellow press" became very popular thanks to the consistent and deliberate falsification of news by Hearst newspapers'