Modeled after ancient Rome's Golden Milestone, which itself was a gesture meant to unify the disparate people's of the once-sprawling empire, the Zero Milestone in Washington, D.C. was created as a symbol of the effectiveness of the country's road system, but in the end its influence never spread past the city limits. (Atlas Obscura)
|National Christmas tree - Zero Milestone - Washington Monument|
Ah, the "Big Stick", as TaGeez so lovingly christened it. I must have pictures of it from every angle and direction. This one is seen from Constitution Gardens. Did you know about this? This isle in the northwest quadrant of the Mall? It's a memorial to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
|We look a little worse for wear but still having fun!|
|Japanese Cherry Blossom Garden and the Jefferson Memorial|
We took our time wandering along the Tidal Basin. Look at these trees!
|Do you see those sunny, blue skies?|
|The view from the Washington Monument knoll|
Finally, the Big Stick! Can you imagine this behemoth left unfinished for 20+ years?
|Honey? Am I close?|
Right on, TaGeez!
|The sun finally appeared!|
|Washington DC Virtuals and Webcam|
On the plus side, there are 5 or so unfound Virtuals left in the area... always an excuse to return!