The Washington Monument as seen from the Lincoln Memorial. Hoping to get a good picture of the monument in the reflection pool, I went over to the Lincoln Memorial. As I was stepping out of the Lincoln Memorial, I suddenly noticed the Washington Monument glowing as if someone had painted it in gold ! This moment lasted only for a couple of minutes, as the sun went down for the day in Washington DC. Sometimes, you are lucky to be in the right place at the right time as the nature continues to amaze and surprise you.