(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal, except first incredible one Minna Blumenthal)
So I took this photo of the George Washington Masonic Memorial.
On one hand, it is quite a large and impressive structure (9 floors and 333 feet sitting atop Shooter’s Hill).
It is fashioned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, the 7th wonder of the world, that was built after 290 BC, and which guided trade ships into the busy harbor of Alexandria, Egypt.
On the other hand, this memorial is quite spooky in its shape of narrowing ascending floors over a protruding larger base, as well as the noticeable pentagram (often used to signify paganism and the occult) that sits at the top.
There is also the Freemason square and compass with a big G in it built and displayed in the ground in front of the building.
The symbols and the building itself just seem more than a little eerie–whatever the rituals are that go on there.
In a way, I can’t stop looking at the photo of this building…it’s sort of mesmerizing.
But I feel it somehow has the draw of a dark and foreboding place.
Like the Lighthouse of Alexandria that was destroyed by three earthquakes between the 10th and 14th centuries, I have an unsettling feeling about this as well.
Maybe it’s just a feeling…or maybe it’s something more. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)