Piglet and I agreed that we thought the magic time to visit Honest Abe was at night. So we waited for the cover of darkness and then went out in search of him.
Basically, we were right. In the daylight, this memorial is just like all of the others. At night, it really comes to life. The dramatic lighting really is phenomenal.
When you get to the top of the steps, you can stand exactly where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood when he gave his most iconic speech. Looking out into the darkness, trying to imagine how awe-inspiring that crowd would have been was incredible. Piglet and I agreed that we liked the way it looks as if Abe is about to stand up from his chair and smack his errant children. I loved that this guy was kneeling next to his daughter and reading President Lincoln’s second inaugural address. No doubt explaining every couple of words. Piglet thinks I’m a shockingly slow reader. I turned around after I finished reading and caught her in the act of instagramming. After having our fill of reading and standing at the feet of Abe Lincoln, we went for a wee walk around the outside. They have a pretty cool exhibit on the plaza level (with an elevator to make the memorial handicap accessible).