I wrote previously about the launch of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol novel that city of Washington DC is preparing to be flooded by curious tourists.
Well, several historic places are mentioned by this novel and some are put as focus places where the story happened. So I compile and write this post to give you illustrations about places mentioned in The Lost Symbol novel.
- The House of the Temple
In the opening of The Lost Symbol novel, this is the place where initiation of 33rd degree Masonic member.
In fact, this is the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry's Southern Jurisdiction.
Library in The House of the Temple
This library's reading lamp mentioned in the novel as an optical illusion of double pyramids.
Smithsonian Museum Support Center
Shelves containing millions of preserved biological specimens--some collected by Charles Darwin himself--fill enormous rooms such as Pod 5 (pictured) at the Smithsonian Museum Support Center in Silver Hill,Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
U.S. Capitol Building
Flanked by Liberty and Victory in female form, George Washington ascends to the heavens and is transformed into a god in a 4,664-square-foot (433-square-meter) fresco painted on the ceiling of the U.S. Capitol's inner dome in Washington, D.C. This painting is called "The Apotheosis of Washington".
U.S Botanic Garden
Called as 'The Jungle', the giant, fan-shaped traveler's palm housed in the U.S. Botanic Garden on the grounds of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C..
And one more, as you may have watched National Treasure movie, the US Dollar bill appears and mentioned again Dan Brown's novel. The Great Seal of the United States' all-seeing "Eye of Providence"—like the pyramid, a symbol adopted by Freemasons—stares from the back of the U.S. dollar bill. To some of the society's detractors, the symbol is proof of a powerful Masonic conspiracy with its roots in the founding of the United States.
So, make sure that your next visit to Washington D.C is complete by visiting places mentioned above.
Above Images are taken from National Geographics.