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Temporary Structures Reshape Washington's Monumental Core
Take a rare glimpse of the massive Navy and Munitions Buildings erected on the Mall in 1918. See how massive they were from the Washington Monument in 1942 with this incredible vantage point.
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A Virtual Sea of Candles: Reflecting on September 11th, 2001, One Day Later
A look back at the candlelight vigil held on the Mall one day after the tragic events of September 11th. Read my reflections on the solemn event and see a photo of the virtual sea of candles that lined the Mall.
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Exploring the Past and Present of Washington, DC with Maps
Digging into the past of Washington, DC? Check out this comparison of an old 1903 Baist map of DC near the Capitol and a Google Map of the same area in 2017. See how much things have changed!
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Is Washington the Most Beautiful City in the World?
Explore the beauty of Washington DC, the US capital, and why many people believe it is the most beautiful city in the world. Learn about the McMillan Plan, the unbuilt Grant Memorial, and Frederick Law Olmsted. Read the full article from 1907.
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Explore a Proposed National Mall from the Early 1900s
Take a look at what a proposed National Mall could have looked like from the Capitol Building in the early 1900s. See photos and find out more about this fascinating idea.
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The Mall in DC: A Beautiful View from the Early 20th Century
Take a look at this incredible view of the Mall in Washington DC from the early 20th century. See how this iconic area has changed over time - a truly spectacular sight!
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Proposed Second Mall East of Capitol
This is a fascinating article about a prepared additional National Mall east of the Capitol. It was never built.
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A Captivating Aerial View of the National Mall
Check out this captivating aerial view of the National Mall from the Capitol and Library of Congress to the Potomac. Get an amazing perspective of the city from above!
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A Glimpse of History: Viewing the National Mall from the Capitol in 1936
Take a step back in time and view the National Mall from the Capitol in 1936. See this stunning photo and discover its interesting history with Cornell University Library.
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A Rare View of the National Mall from Space: Captured by the IKONOS Satellite in 2001
Take a look at this rare view of the National Mall from space, captured by the IKONOS satellite on March 30th, 2001. See the amazing image here!
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