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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 June 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is the largest of Washington, D.C.'s reflecting pools. Located directly east of the Lincoln Memorial, it is a long, rectangular pool visible in many photographs of the Washington Monument. Part of the iconic image of Washington, the reflecting pool hosts many of the 24 million visitors a year who visit the National Mall. It is lined by walking paths and shade trees on both sides.

Located on the National Mall, the reflecting pool is approximately 2,029 feet long and 167 feet wide. It has a depth of approximately 18 inches on the sides and 30 inches in the center. It holds approximately 6,750,000 U.S. gallons of water. It was designed by Henry Bacon and constructed in 1922 and 1923, following the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial.

Photo taken May 5, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/160 second F/13.0 ISO 100 35 mm

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Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Another great shot of your tour to the Capital. It makes me want to travel, again.

15 Jun 2010 5:30am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like the way you've framed this photo, lovely reflections in the pool too ! Well done Steven :)

15 Jun 2010 5:53am

Florence from Paris, France

I suddenly realized that we got the same egyptian architecture Place de la Concorde in Paris ! This one is much taller however. Great POV which gives a good idea of how huge is the place.

15 Jun 2010 7:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Must be one of the most-photographed views around but, each time, it comes up different and yours has a fascinating postcard feeling about it as if it has just landed on the doormat !

15 Jun 2010 9:00am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautifully caught ! great reflection , very nice POV to get this reflection .

15 Jun 2010 11:41am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Classic! Best weather for this kind of shot!

15 Jun 2010 12:15pm

alex centrella from California, United States

straight forward and right on !

15 Jun 2010 2:04pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Pure picture postcard perfection Steve.

15 Jun 2010 5:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is fabulous! A truly gorgeous image.

15 Jun 2010 10:00pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Classic and as always thank you for the little blurbs with the photos!

15 Jun 2010 11:32pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

We are going there, July 4th!!!!!!

16 Jun 2010 12:05am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

beautiful shot! Should be in a magazine! Perfect!

16 Jun 2010 12:40am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the angle you chose to shoot this.

16 Jun 2010 1:01am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That reflection really makes the shot.

16 Jun 2010 3:54am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image and great sky also!

16 Jun 2010 4:47am

Antoine from France

A superb photo. Have a lovely afternoon Steven.

19 Jun 2010 7:37pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice angle !

20 Jun 2010 5:23am