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.