Rebecca Metschke Photography | Fine Art Landscape Photography | The Land of Lincoln

The Land of Lincoln

February 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Once upon a time, before the Monday Holiday Bill, there was no such thing as “Presidents' Day.”

In Illinois (The Land of Lincoln), where I was born and raised, every kid knew when Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was: February 12th. It was a state holiday….and it was acknowledged on the actual date. Imagine that!

For photographers who enjoy shooting architecture, Washington, D.C. is hard to beat. My favorite place to work is, without a doubt, the Lincoln Memorial (architect: Henry Bacon). The ionic columns, the symbolism, and of course - the statue of the President - it's stunning.

Lincoln MemorialLincoln MemorialThe statue of Lincoln is framed by some of the imposing Ionic columns on the memorial's interior.  

 


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