Flanking the Lincoln Memorial, 19 stainless steel sculptures of marching soldiers constitute the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Their heavy overcoats seem tailored for the raw winds that blow in spring. They create an eerie specter at night.
A block off The Mall, the Newseum is our favorite museum to open in decades ($20 adults). It's devoted to telling journalists' stories. Begin inside at the eight 12-foot-tall sections of the Berlin Wall. It's the largest display of this Cold War symbol outside Germany. Even if you don't go inside, walk by the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to read the day's headlines from worldwide newspapers.
photo: Korean War Veterans Memorial