Monday, February 28, 2011
Not Technically the District Daily Photo
This is the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Thanks to Dan Brown, et al., pretty much everyone knows that George Washington was a Mason, and Washington, DC is full of Masonic temples, symbols, and conspiracies. I moved to DC not long before The Lost Symbol came out, and I can tell you that Washington wasn't very excited about Dan-Brownian tourists' assumptions and misinformation. It was like living near Paris when The Da Vinci Code came out; everyone hated Dan Brown. And I just now realized that he always releases a book about a place not long after I move there. Coincidence? hmm... Anyway, the Masonic Lodge in Alexandria was named for George Washington because he was a member there. And while it's not technically in the District, it is in the Washington Metro area, or as locals call it, the DMV--DC, Maryland, Virginia.