GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC MEMORIAL
The George Washington Masonic Memorial was modeled after descriptions of the Egyptian lighthouse in ancient Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The memorial is across the Potomac in Alexandria, Virginia, just inside the border of the diagonal square that originally marked the territory of Washington D.C. The memorial is at the western end of King Street. To the east, King Street ends at the Potomac. King Street is the main street of Alexandria. The EW street one block south of King Street is Prince Street. The EW street two blocks south of King street is Duke street. The EW street one block north of King Street is Queen Street. The EW street two blocks north of King Street is Princess Street. There is an Amtrak station and a metro rail station that crosses King Street just east of the memorial. This picture was taken from the platform of the metro station, facing west..
This picture was taken from the metro station after dark:
This picture was taken from right in front of the memorial:
This Picture was taken from just outside the front columns, showing the glass doors and the glass windows in the front entrance of the memorial. The picture above and the next three below were taken just after 9:00 a.m. on October 11, 2003. The sun is slightly south of center, casting sunlight slightly north of center.
This picture is taken from just inside the glass doors, again pointing west (Washington is looking east). The statue is at the back of a columned hall that is centered behind the front doors and windows. Direct sunlight is striking one of the columns on the north side of the hall. On the spring and fall equinoxes the sun shines directly on the statue.
Here is a close up of the statue:
Here is a close up of the masonic regalia Washington is wearing: