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Jefferson Memorial

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 June 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

View through the "well past bloomed stage" cherry trees of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC looking over the tidal basin. The current site of the Memorial was originally created using landfill dredged from the Potomac River in the late 1800s. It became a popular bathing beach for Washingtonians and other locals.

It became apparent that the site was well suited for another high-profile memorial since it sat directly south of the White House. By 1901 the Senate Park Commission, better known as the McMillan Commission, had proposed placing a pantheon-like structure on the site hosting "the statues of the illustrious men of the nation, or whether the memory of some individual shall be honored by a monument of the first rank may be left to the future"; no action was ever taken by Congress on this issue.

Photo taken May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 100 70 mm

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A really nice "natural" frame here... lovely !

1 Jun 2010 10:56am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great frame . Beautifully looking Jefferson Memorial !

1 Jun 2010 1:29pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbe !!!

1 Jun 2010 3:42pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo. Light and colours are very beautiful. Excellent word Steven.
The fourth nestling is hatched well. Nowadays, in the nest, there are four splendid nestlings. This evening, if I' ve the time, I am going to try to make a photograph. Amicably Antoine.

1 Jun 2010 5:44pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Again a postcard perfect shot.

1 Jun 2010 6:07pm

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Very pretty shot!

2 Jun 2010 2:23am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Absolutely stunning. I actually left this on my screen to look at it longer. Clarity and color are beautiful.

2 Jun 2010 10:44am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image!

2 Jun 2010 8:07pm

Denny Jump from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Steven - These are great - I was making a comment earlier today and I thought it got posted but maybe it did not. I will be brief if I can - these are very nice images - I took almost the exact same angles on the Jeffeson Memorial in some shots I did a couple of years ago during the cherry blossom time - your's (captures) are a whole heck of a lot nicer than mine but I do love these memorials too - the Pacififc WWII is a VERY nice job that you did as well - all the best. Denny J

3 Jun 2010 1:56pm