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 theĀ  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 D.C – Cherry Blossom Season March – April

Spring has arrived and although international visitors are still considering options as to when they can start visiting America once more one of the most famous festivals in America has just started. The National Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Washington D.C runs for four weeks and celebrates Spring’s arrival as well as friendship. In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo presented Washington D.C with 3,000 … Continue reading Washington D.C – Cherry Blossom Season March – April