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Temples and Monuments: Washington D.C.

It was only on this recent trip to Washington D.C. that I came to the (perhaps unsurprising) realization that in America, the country's historical leadership stand shoulder to shoulder with God himself. Temples suitable for Zeus or Apollo, are in this case for Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. In a fresco where at the center you'd expect to see a painted Christ, in Washington you'll find George Washington at the top of the rotunda at the United States Capital. Washington D.C. is a spectacular tribute to America's rich history. The temples and monuments are remarkably enlightened with messages appropriate for the challenges the American hegemon faces today. As a whole, the city is beautiful and educational. I hope that my photos here show some of D.C.’s greatest charms; A seat of power with a storied history, the brilliant city of lights, and the temples fit for its Gods. "Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." – Thomas Jefferson July 12th, 1816. Follow the link to the gallery.  IMG_2903 IMG_2610 IMG_2615 IMG_2797 IMG_2873 IMG_2914

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