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The Washington Monument


The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., the subject of my featured gallery for October, is one of the most recognizable monuments or memorials in the United States. It’s just a simple obelisk. Just about every city — and every cemetery — has at least one obelisk used as a memorial. But even people who don’t know the word “obelisk” recognize that those other structures look like the Washington Monument.

Considering that, I guess I can safely say that the Washington Monument is the most famous obelisk.