Top Ten Monuments and Statues in D.C
Top Ten Monuments and Statues in Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States. It boasts statues and monuments celebrating war heroes, statesmen, service members from every military branch, artists, and many others. Many of these sculptures were created by the best artists of their day, and each is beautiful or inspiring in its own way.
For example, the Equestrian Statue of George Washington at Washington Circle displays General Washington galloping towards the front lines at the Battle of Princeton and Trenton. Sculptor Clark Mills does a remarkable job of making the horse part of its story: the horse is stopping after a hard run and rears on its hind legs. The tail and mane catch the wind, which is a remarkable detail that turns the statue into a bronze narrative about leadership: Washington is a man of action, leading his soldiers and his nation into battle.
A beautiful city on a beautiful day with bronze heroes and monuments everywhere provides an excellent backdrop to have a smoke and wander around the District visiting those men and women who built, defended, or dreamed our country into existence.
Where Can I Purchase Cannabis Before Viewing Sculptures in D.C.?
Recreational cannabis is legal in Washington D.C., but it is legal in a very unusual and specific way. There are no retail centers where you can buy cannabis. If you are over 21, you can have up to two ounces of cannabis legally in your possession. But how do you get it if there are no retail stores that sell it? This is where Washington, D.C.’s laws are unique: you can’t buy or sell cannabis, but you can offer an amount of cannabis as a gratuity related to another purchase. This is called “gifting.” Buy a card, t-shirt, or trinket and negotiate a quantity of cannabis that is a “gift” related to the other purchase.
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Another aspect that makes legal recreational cannabis use unique in D.C. is that you must smoke on private property. You cannot smoke outdoors, like on the street, in a park, in a car, on military property, or on federal grounds. If you get caught by the police, they could arrest you.
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Statues and Monuments of Interest
If you are in D.C. on vacation and you want to experience the city as the world capital it is, you can visit monuments and statues like the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, The Vietnam Memorial, and the sculpture gardens at both the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. You can also visit heroes like Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, Joan of Arc, and Ulysses S. Grant, among many others.
The most-visited memorial in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. It includes a statue of Lincoln sitting and considering the visitor with an expression of concern and humanity. The Piccirilli Brothers carved the statue from a design by Daniel Chester French, and they did a remarkable job turning marble into something almost lifelike. The memorial also has the texts of two of Lincoln’s greatest speeches, the Second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address, embedded in the walls.
Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park boasts a beautiful, peaceful man-made waterfall. In the midst of celebrations of heroes and conflicts, the falls serve as a kind of antidote and a wonderful place to kick back and read a book – or maybe just enjoy the view. In a city bursting with ambition and conflict, the peaceful falls help keep things in perspective. You’ll also find statues of Dante, Joan of Arc, and James Buchanan, as well as Josep Clarà’s Serenity.
About a mile southwest of the park in the Dupont Circle area is the Taras Shevchenko Memorial, a statue that celebrates those foreign-born heroes who symbolize freedom in their home countries — in the case of Shevchenko, Ukraine. Shevchenko was a poet and artist who influenced modern Ukrainian literature and helped his fellow citizens create a vision of a free Ukraine that stood as an equal member of a pan-Slavic federation of states. The sculpture itself combines a free-standing bronze statue of Shevchenko with a stone relief of Prometheus, the hero who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man.
The Ulysses S. Grant Monument depicts the general and president as a weary commander, saddened by five years of Civil War yet resolved in the greater purpose of his campaign. It is a reminder of the human costs of war as well as the greater good that came out of this particular conflict: the end of slavery in the United States.
The most visited memorial in the District is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by the sculptural artist Maya Lin. It is famous for its articulation of grief: two marble panels joined in a “V,” etched with the names of all the American service members killed in the Vietnam War. Its highly polished surface superimposes the viewer’s own reflection onto the ledger of the dead. Some have said the memorial feels something like a wound that is healing.
The Albert Einstein Memorial should not be missed. The very casual genius, wearing rolled-up trousers and sandals, has the smile of a man lost in thought, but not unpleasantly so. He has on his lap a notebook containing some of Einstein’s most consequential equations on its pages: the theory of general relativity, photoelectric effect, and equivalence of energy and matter.
America is a country with a rich history, one that is celebrated by the many statues that dot its capital city. Strolling around D.C. with a pleasant buzz and interacting with soldiers, saviors, and leaders is a terrific way to spend the day.
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