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Theodore Roosevelt Island Plaza

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 July 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

As I previosly mentioned, I was not impressed with Roosevelt Island. The condition of the park was just not up to par with the other presidential monuments. Perhaps because this island seemed to be remotely located and there aren't many visitors to the island? The only visitors we came in contact with were the area residents who were there using the paths and boardwalks as places to jog and exercise.

The big reveal was when we arrived at the center of the island and from out of the wooded area we came upon the plaza that contained reflecting pools, two large fountains, four large stone monoliths and a statue of Roosevelt himself, as pictured here. This was my first view as we came into the clearing.

What was disheartening was that the fountains were not in operation and were bone dry; as were the reflecting pools. It looked like a deserted island.

Photo captured on May 6, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 100 26 mm

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful colours and details.. excellent shot.

19 Jul 2010 8:20am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Nice with the low angle... also the processing is really good ! Great work :)

19 Jul 2010 11:15am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love the low angle which adds a lot of additional interest to the shot.

19 Jul 2010 4:23pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image

19 Jul 2010 5:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow that IS disheartening Steven. And what potential this would seem to have....nevertheless your capture is great. Sorry about the letdown.

19 Jul 2010 11:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think Teddy deserves better! I like your photo of him sort of nestled in the nature he enjoyed.

20 Jul 2010 12:40am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

There seems to be a ranking of popularity among your presidents. Maybe it's the design of this one, too: it looks like he's talking to a missing audience.

20 Jul 2010 7:58am