Photo Friday: Lincoln Memorial before the vandalism
The Lincoln Memorial was closed July 26, after green paint was found on the statue of Abraham Lincoln.
The vandalism was the first reported in a string of green-paint splatters on national memorials and Washington, D.C., landmarks.
On Monday, green paint was discovered inside the National Cathedral. A 58-year-old woman was arrested and has been charged with defacing property in connection to this vandalism, according to local news reports. The woman — identified as Jia M. Tian — appeared in court Tuesday. The judge ordered her held without bond. Dubbed D.C.’s “green bandit” by local media outlets, Tian is suspected of vandalizing the other landmarks.
Restoration of the National Cathedral is estimated to cost $15,000, the Associated Press reported.
Other victims of green-paint vandalism include the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall; a statue of Martin Luther on Thomas Circle and Luther Place Memorial Church, where feces and green paint were found on an organ.
Here are some photos of the Lincoln Memorial. Sans green paint.
All photos taken by me.
Wish you were here,