The best place to view the sun set in Washington DC!
The Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial is located in front of the National Mall in Washington DC. It was constructed from 1936 to 1938.
The Reflecting Pool is a large rectangular basin, which serves as a water feature in the center of the mall. It covers approximately 1 acre (4,000 m2) and contains two rows of granite slabs, each row containing six columns of four blocks. The blocks are arranged so that they form three tiers; the upper tier consists of white marble, the middle tier of black marble, and the lower tier of gray granite. At its deepest point, the pool is 18 feet (5.5 m) deep.
The Reflecting Pond is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington D.C. and is normally used for recreation purposes. Visitors can take pictures of themselves here and use the Washington monument's reflection in the pool as a background, or, they can simply sit and relax at the stone benches around the pond, which are very popular among tourists day and night.
If you haven't seen the reflecting pool at sunset, then you really haven't experienced it in all its glory! The water reflects the lights from the Washington Monument, which are reflected off the pool. This creates a beautiful image of the monument lit by the moonlight.