Washington D.C – Lincoln Memorial is 100

At the far end of the National Mall in Washington D.C with the Potomac River flowing behind it is the  Lincoln Memorial. On 30 May it was 100 years since it was dedicated. It honours the 16th President of the United States who defended democracy and is styled after the Parthenon in Athens being the birthplace of democracy. Each of the 36 States that existed … Continue reading Washington D.C – Lincoln Memorial is 100

Washington Monument – Open Again!

September 19 2019 is the date that the iconic 555 ft high obelisk that is the Washington Monument will reopen to the public. Operated by the National Park Service tickets are issued on a first come first served basis from the Monument Lodge. Hours of operation are 09.00 – 17.00 daily except for 4 July and Christmas. If you book in advance it will cost $1.50 per … Continue reading Washington Monument – Open Again!

Washington DC – Max’s Favourite City

A question that I am asked often is what is my favourite State and actually it isn’t a State at all. Probably because it is so iconic and easily recognised but to actually be there is something altogether different the answer has to be Washington D.C Every time I visited I discover more and more about this fascinating and prominent capital. The wide avenues and … Continue reading Washington DC – Max’s Favourite City