Who’s been sucked in by Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster, “The Lost Symbol”? That would be me! I picked up the book at my local bookseller and haven’t been able to put it down. It freaks me out to be reading of Freemasonry, Washington, DC and Old Town Alexandria, places I recently visited. The freakiest part? I had noticed anomolies in some of the artwork and places mentioned in the book and even have photos.
I don’t want to spoil the storyline for those that haven’t read it yet, but here are a few images of the items and places mentioned, so you can visualize them while you’re reading “The Lost Symbol”.
The Capitol Building Entrance
The Capitol Rotunda Ceiling featuring The Apotheosis of Washington by Brumidi
Statue of George Washington in the Smithsonian Museum of American History
The George Washington Memorial Masonic Temple in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
This last image is of the center of Washington, DC which can be found at the end of the public tour of the US Capitol Building. The guides won’t particularly point this out, but thousands of people each day walk over this spot without realizing the significance of the moment. The entire city of Washington, DC is laid out from this spot.
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