National Mall Monuments And Museums Washington

If you visit the Washington which is the capital of the United States you should also visit the national mall which is a big strip of green enclosed by monuments and museums. The capital building is the most recognized portion of the National Mall and this portion ends to the Lincoln memorial. From point to point length of the portion is 2 miles. National Mall Monuments And Museums Washington contains famous museums which include national gallery of art, space museum, national museum of natural history and the national air. It was imagined by French engineer and planned by Charles L’Enfant. Before this mall it was a muddy area but after 19th century this area was used for markets and for exhibitions of animals. Besides that it was also contained for tracks and railway stations.

Let’s just talk about National Mall facts. It is said that the head of the statue of Abraham Lincoln’s is a face of confederate general Robert lee. The interesting thing about the Washington monument is that it moves about 125th inch in wind about 30 miles per hour. The other fact about this is that the capita building of this mall is the fourth tallest dome in the world.

It is better than St Paul’s cathedral in London, St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St Isaac’s cathedral which is in St Peters burg. For making more interesting and to make more attracted for visitors, in the museum of national air and space museum they are displaying a rock from the moon.

On the year October 15, 1969 National Mall was used for a largest protest valley in protest of the Vietnam war. Besides that this mall was also used for concerts as well. One of the main things is that in the concerts the beach boys and the rock and roll bands were banned for performing Independence Day concerts in the mall because these bands encouraged for drugs and alcohols. One important thing about the monument, Washington monument was cracked in four places from an earth quake which was come on august 23 2011.

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