Today's photo is the view from the back of the Lincoln Memorial across Memorial Bridge to Arlington. At the top of the hill above a portion of Arlington National Cemetery is the Custis-Lee Mansion, also known as Arlington House. It was the home of Robert E. Lee for 30 years, prior to the Civil War. The house was built from 1802 - 1818 by George Washington Park Custis as a plantation house and as a memorial to his step-grandfather, George Washington. The house is now part of the National Park Service and is a museum to Robert E. Lee. How ironic that the top General of the Confederacy had a home with such a commanding view of Washington.
I really like the fall colors that that surround the home and the light of the sunrise on Arlington Memorial Bridge. The gilded statue at the end of the bridge is one of four, with a pair at each end of the bridge. The statues were a gift from Italy and were added to the bridge in 1951, about 20 years after the bridge was built.
This week we are showing nighttime photos of Budapest on Viva la Voyage.
Sunday we will have new travel photos posted!