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People ask all the time about hidden, off-the-beaten path photos. The funny part is there are so many along the National Mall. The best one is the back of the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial is the most visited landmark … Continue reading
The best times to photograph the Lincoln Memorial are at night and early morning. Otherwise, the overhead sun leaves it looking flat and the evening sun is behind the Lincoln to provide a dark photo. Night photography can be easy, … Continue reading
OK, let me mess with your mind. One of the stories of the Lincoln Memorial is Robert E. Lee is in the back of Abe’s hair looking at the Southern general’s mansion across the river. It makes for a good … Continue reading
Business was good at national parks last year. Park visitors generated $26.72 billion in economic activity nationwide and supported 243,000, including guides like me thank you, according to a federal annual report. Nearly 283 million visited parks, four million more … Continue reading
Along Pennsylvania Ave., I often tell tourists they’re walking over the same ground that many of our country’s great people have passed over two centuries. Abe Lincoln and John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ok, many walked on … Continue reading
How could someone splatter paint on the Lincoln Memorial? Where was security? I’ve been asked that regularly since Lincoln was defaced by someone throwing green paint on the statue around 1 a.m. when the summer crowds of nearly 50,000 slow … Continue reading