The last time I was in Washington, DC (when I was 11 or 12), we went up in the Washington Monument. This time we did not get to go up, as no one is allowed inside because of the cracks in the monument caused by the recent earthquake.
Above, a view from base of Washington Monument.
Above, another view from base of Washington Monument.
Looking west from Washington Monument, you can see the Lincoln Memorial in the distance. The World War II Memorial lies between.
Abvoe, midway between Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, looking across WWII Memorial at Lincoln Memorial.
Click HERE to see a short video of the Washington Monument.