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Pacific Pavilion

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 28 May 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Bronze baldacchinos are an integral part of the pavilion design. Inlaid on the floor of the pavilions are the WWII victory medal surrounded by the years "1941-1945" and the words "Victory on Land," "Victory at Sea," and "Victory in the Air." These sculptural elements celebrate the victory won in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.

Fifty-six granite pillars (28 on the Pacific side and 28 on the Atlantic side of the pavilion) celebrate the unprecedented unity of the nation during WWII. The pillars are connected by a bronze sculpted rope that symbolizes the bonding of the nation. Each state and territory from that period and the District of Columbia is represented by a pillar adorned with oak and wheat bronze wreaths and inscribed with its name; the pillars are arranged in the order of entry into the Union, alternating south to north across the plaza beginning adjacent to the Field of Gold Stars. The 17-foot pillars are open in the center for greater transparency, and ample space between each allows viewing into and across the memorial.

Photo captured in Washington, DC on May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

What an impressing memorial.

28 May 2010 5:47am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful composition..nice details.

28 May 2010 7:34am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Impressive, but also relaxed.

28 May 2010 11:33am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Very good subject, beautiful and good framing and color, well with you. Steven

28 May 2010 11:36am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

what a super place to sit , enjoy the sun and monitor people passing by . that would be an awesome place for me and my candid shots, maybe portraits :))

28 May 2010 12:43pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It is like a Roman coliseum.

28 May 2010 3:50pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

An awesome place Steve.

28 May 2010 6:07pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the shape of this place. Your composition with the people is super.

29 May 2010 12:37am

Barbara from Florida, United States

I like this angle and how you framed the shot. I've seen an image or two of this memorial but nothing as appealing as yours. I like the processing.

29 May 2010 1:48am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition..Steven

29 May 2010 12:04pm

Antoine from France

Superb composition. Colours and light are very beautiful. Good saturday Steven.

29 May 2010 12:09pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I can feel the solemn power through your photo. Thank you!

30 May 2010 6:24pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot ! I think this fountain is one of the most beautiful I've seen in my life !

30 May 2010 9:26pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

The pillars are reticent of older structures, carry a geometrical symmetry around the fountain and in doing so capture the eye, in particularly mine which is chasing around the circle in delight.

31 May 2010 1:47am