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William Washington Gordon Monument

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 March 2020 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Located in Wright Square, the monument to William Washington Gordon (1796-1842) commemorates the founder and first president of Georgia's earliest railroad, the Central Railroad and Banking Company - an enterprise which greatly promoted the economy of Georgia. Designed by the distinguished architects, Henry Van Brunt and Frank M. Howe, the monument to Gordon symbolizes the progress and prosperity of the world by means of commerce, manufacture, agriculture and art. It was completed in 1883.

Photo captured October 8, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/500 second F/3.5 ISO 250 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolies colonnes avec cette couleur pastelle.

25 Mar 2020 5:08am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Tout un symbole du progrès qui ne m'apparaît pas vraiment convaincant...tout de même.

25 Mar 2020 5:49am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

All these photos are worthy of tourist guides/pamphlets, Steven!

25 Mar 2020 6:03am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Lovely monument and colors too.

25 Mar 2020 6:06am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

That's a very fine monument. It always seems such a shame that people who deserve monuments never get to see them before they die

25 Mar 2020 6:39am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great memorial

25 Mar 2020 6:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

très élancée

25 Mar 2020 6:53am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

25 Mar 2020 9:13am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un joli monument avec ses colonnes.
Des couleurs qui font du bien.
Bonne journée Steven

25 Mar 2020 9:31am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely captured with the dappled light on the plinth

25 Mar 2020 9:58am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Great statue/monument to see
Beautiful ode

25 Mar 2020 10:05am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany


25 Mar 2020 10:18am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolies colonnes et belles couleurs. Un beau monument.

25 Mar 2020 10:40am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Great look at this fine monument. Nice capture of the shadows.

25 Mar 2020 11:35am

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine memorial to commemorate this famous founder.

25 Mar 2020 12:23pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Really beautiful...your techniques constantly amaze me.

25 Mar 2020 1:04pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Etrange monument..

25 Mar 2020 2:21pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Elegant looking monument.

25 Mar 2020 2:59pm

Rose from United States

A great capture of this monument...I truly wish I could retain all you have told us.

25 Mar 2020 3:01pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful capture and history:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

25 Mar 2020 3:26pm

willy from Belgium

comme un symbole du progrès Steven

belle prise de ce monument impressionnant


25 Mar 2020 4:57pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise

25 Mar 2020 5:14pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo . The railroad was so important !

25 Mar 2020 5:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light and composition.

25 Mar 2020 5:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & lights!

25 Mar 2020 6:36pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i like their use of the rail fencing

25 Mar 2020 7:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful monument in a pleasing setting.

25 Mar 2020 7:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe monument et vue cadrage aprfait dans ce parc
belle soirée

25 Mar 2020 8:29pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice to see achievement by someone other than a politician or general recognized

26 Mar 2020 12:14am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a beautiful monument. I think that there should be more monuments to the building of the railroads in this country.

26 Mar 2020 12:42am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

It's a handsome monument for sure! I like our angle for this photo!

26 Mar 2020 1:48am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

With less movement over here, we are finally having blue skies too!

26 Mar 2020 1:50am

Remus from Portugal

It's not very usual to see a monument that invokes a man, without the presence of his statue or bust.
It's a different but original idea.

27 Mar 2020 3:56pm