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“Impressive, at night - less so, during the day”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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Birmingham -Alabama
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“Impressive, at night - less so, during the day”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

My church group took a tour of Washington, D.C. in late September (off-season). The children had returned to school, but there were crowds at this newly-opened Memorial. It is best to enter from the Mall, rather than the Potomac River side. You enter through two halves of a rock that appears to have been cut into the halves. The rather stern face of MLK looks out over the Potomac. The figure look more like a Chinese warlord, than a compassionate, strong-willed, Christian leader. This is this rather small memorial as a pocket park.

Visited September 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Must see”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

This new monument is certainly a must see if you're in Washington DC. It is amazing and a great tribute to a great leader.

Visited August 2011
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Auckland
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“Well worth the vist especially at night”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

This was an interesting monument and there were guides there providing background on King's life. See it at night!

Visited September 2011
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Nice...”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

The long awaited MLK memorial is finally open. Was it worth the wait? Good question.... I recommend stopping by for a visit and deciding for yourself. In my opinion, it is a "nice" memorial, but not as powerful as it could/SHOULD be. The "mountains" are distracting. The quotes are inspiring, though.

Visited September 2011
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Rochester, New York
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“Inspiring New Addition to D.C. Memorials”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Walk through a passage between two regal white stones and enter the new MLK memorial in Washington! It is lined with his quotes and looks out across the water to the Jefferson Memorial. So beautiful and inspiring!

Visited September 2011
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