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Capitol Columns

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 19 March 2015 in Art & Design.

Located at the National Arboretum, the columns were originally built as part of the east portico of the Capitol in 1828, before the Capitol dome was completed. When the dome was completed in 1866 it appeared as if it was not adequately supported by the columns, because the iron dome was much larger than the dome that the designer envisioned. In order to correct this visual illusion, an addition to the east side of the Capitol was constructed and the columns were removed in 1958. The columns were relocated to the National Arboretum in the 1980's.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifiques ces colonnes.
Grand ciel tourmenté superbe. )

19 Mar 2015 6:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an interesting history . . good to know that lack of communication is not something new !

19 Mar 2015 7:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooooow!
very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, perspective, clouds, lighting & details!
A M A Z I N G !!!!

19 Mar 2015 7:51am

michel creze from le havre, France

Beau noir et blanc , bel contre plongée qui nous permet d'admirer le ciel !

Beautiful black and white, beautiful angle shot that allows us to admire the sky!

19 Mar 2015 8:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid B&W, superb framing, magnificent place !!!

19 Mar 2015 9:12am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Absolument magnifique en noir blanc avec ce beau ciel menaçant qui donne une note dramatique à la composition! Une très intéressante note également.
Très belle journée Elaine.

19 Mar 2015 9:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel effet et graphisme de colonnes sueprbe rendu et compo NB
Amitié

19 Mar 2015 9:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a great sculptural presence. Well documented

19 Mar 2015 10:40am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good capture, like the dramatic feeling, b&w suits well.

19 Mar 2015 10:42am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Incroyable apparition !!

19 Mar 2015 10:49am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise
JP

19 Mar 2015 10:54am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

It seems like if sky and earth are bumping into each other...

19 Mar 2015 12:12pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

SUperbe cadrage et très beau B&W

19 Mar 2015 12:29pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing shot of the historical site. Those columns are very impressive and are well captured in excellent POV. The sky is dramatic and gives the distinctive atmosphere to this image. Wonderful B&W.
Have a great day, Elaine. :)

19 Mar 2015 2:23pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine image of the columns with an interesting history of them.

19 Mar 2015 3:07pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image of these columns and some interesting narration too:)))

19 Mar 2015 3:29pm

Ben from Rennes, France

Superbe n&b!

19 Mar 2015 4:24pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Very dynamic shot. Love the b/w. Thanks for the history behind it--always good to know what is behind the picture.

19 Mar 2015 4:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The B&W adds drama to this beautiful image.

19 Mar 2015 5:57pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow ... awesome subject and photo ... very dramatic with the clouds and your pov!

19 Mar 2015 8:00pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Besides the old side !! I love the geometric impact !! cute black and white

19 Mar 2015 9:09pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fascinating information it makes a stunning statement and your image is equally dramatic too Elaine

19 Mar 2015 9:22pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That sky/b/w and the columns really give this some serious drama Elaine.... an excellent visual and great info too!!

19 Mar 2015 9:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Thank goodness that they were not wasted. I am glad that they were put to good use. A great PoV here, capturing these eye-catching angles!!

19 Mar 2015 9:52pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce cadrage

20 Mar 2015 11:22am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

WOW! They seem to be supporting that heavy sky and give a measure of their strength! Inspired processing!

20 Mar 2015 1:41pm

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