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Original Capitol Columns

the Original Capitol Columns is part of National Arboretum .

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Made by kimberlyfaye
The National Capitol Columns are one of the most recent features added to the Arboretum, little more than a decade ago. The columns began their life on the East Portico of the Capitol in 1828. They were quarried from sandstone near Aquia Creek in Virginia and were barged to Washington in the early days of our country, before the familiar Capitol dome was completed. Their stay at the Capitol was to be limited by an oversight. The dome of the Capitol, completed in 1864, appeared as if it was not adequately supported by the columns because the iron dome that was ultimately built was significantly larger than the dome that the designer envisioned. An addition to the east side of the Capitol was proposed to eliminate this unsettling illusion, but it was not constructed until 1958. More time would pass before the columns would come to their final resting place. It was not until the 1980s that Arboretum benefactor Ethel Garrett took up the cause of establishing a permanent home for them. Russell Page, a close friend of Garrett's, and landscape designer visited the Arboretum in September 1984, only months before his death. He found the perfect site for them on the east side of the Ellipse where the grandeur of the columns would be in scale with the more than 20 acres of open meadow, a rarity in a built up city like Washington. The columns are set on a foundation of stones from the steps that were on the east side of the Capitol. Old identification marks from the quarry are still visible on some of the stones. A reflecting pool fed by a small rivulet of water that runs down a channel in the steps reflects the columns and provides sound and movement. I used the Holga Simulator action with this photo.

If there was no you...

If there was no you...
Made by kimberlyfaye
What I really mean, what I'm trying hard to say is that I'm counting on you and you got me too My secrets aren't safe, I'm singing out of tune If there was no you, if there was no you ~ If There Was No You, Brandi Carlile I just discovered this beauty of a song earlier this morning. I think she has a really unique voice and I love it. I like that this song isn't quite as angsty as most of her other stuff is. (Don't get me wrong, I did the angsty, sometimes I just want something more upbeat.) Take a listen below. ♫ Brandi Carlile ~ If There Was No You ♫ Check out my photoblog: kimberlyfaye's photos.

Corinthian Orders

Corinthian Orders
Made by jeffmorg
The Corinthian order is the most ornate of the Greek orders, characterized by a slender fluted column having an ornate capital decorated with two rows of acanthus leaves and four scrolls. It is commonly regarded as the most elegant of the three orders. The shaft of the Corinthian order has 24 flutes. The column is commonly ten diameters high. Designed by Callimachus, a Greek sculptor of the 5th century BC. The oldest known building to be built according to the Corinthian order is the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. It was built in 335 to 334 BC The Corinthian order was raised to rank by the writings of the Roman writer Vitruvius in the 1st century BC.

The Girl at the National Arboretum

The Girl at the National Arboretum
Made by krow10
Another shot from my weekend with the rental ultra-wide lens. The rental was well worth it to me. It sufficiently satisfied the ultra-wide itch that I've been having, so that I don't quite feel that unbearable longing. It also introduced me to the rental process -- I can have a $1000+ lens for the weekend for only $40! It's easy! And lastly, it told me that the 18mm end of the kit lens (I bought my DSLR body only and have been using it exclusively with lenses made for 35mm film cameras) will likely be sufficient for much of the wide-angle shots I'd like to take. I highly recommend renting equipment that is beyond your immediate budget.

Columns 2

Columns 2
Made by afagen
These are the old columns from the U.S. Capitol now at the National Arboretum, Washington, DC Blogged by The Consumerist (Celebrate The Freedom Of Free Sega iPhone Games This Weekend by Phil Villarreal - July 3, 2009) at consumerist.com/5306768/celebrate-the-freedom-of-free-seg...

Capitol Colummns hdr in the Fall

Capitol Colummns hdr in the Fall
Made by Photographyco
One of my favorites shots that I have taken fo the columms. They had recently drain the reflecting pool in front of it, but the little water left created this really cool reflection. Took me a while to frame it and I whish I had a Fish Eye Lens in this case to get a cooler perspective. I was literaly on the ground crawling shooting this 5 image HDR. Hope you like.

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Made by kimberlyfaye
More Cherry Blossoms... these ones are pretty in pink! :) Thanks, WeLoveDC!!! Check out my photoblog: kimberlyfaye's photos.

Arboretum Column Capital HDR

Arboretum Column Capital HDR
Made by Mr. T in DC
Ornate sandstone Corinthian column capital from the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, circa 1828, now in the National Arboretum in northeast Washington, DC. This is an HDR image using moderate settings in Photomatix. More detail is definitely visible, but the halo around it is distracting.

Weeping Cherry Tree

Weeping Cherry Tree
Made by kimberlyfaye
Prunus subhirtella - 'Shidare-higan' A weeping cultivar of the Higan Cherry (Higan is the Japanese word for spring equinox; Shidare means weeping). Check out my photoblog: kimberlyfaye's photos.

Arboretum Column Capitol B&W

Arboretum Column Capitol B&W
Made by Mr. T in DC
Ornate sandstone Corinthian column capital from the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, circa 1828, now in the National Arboretum in northeast Washington, DC. This is an HDR image using moderate settings in Photomatix, then converted to B&W in Photoshop Elements.

Arboretum Capitol Columns

Arboretum Capitol Columns
Made by Mr. T in DC
Sandstone Corinthian columns from the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, circa 1828, now stand in the National Arboretum in northeast Washington, DC. The columns were replaced during a renovation and expansion of the east front in the 1950s.

arboretum-one

arboretum-one
Made by rwiedower
this was another picture from the national arboretum that we were thinking as using as our holiday photo for 2001; we didn't end up going with it. suz looks great, john looks all-right, and i appear worse.

National Capitol Columns

National Capitol Columns
Made by robsv
These twenty-two sandstone columns stood at the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol from 1828 to 1958. They were removed in 1958, and were erected here in 1984. U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC

Capitol Columns at National Arboretum 2

Capitol Columns at National Arboretum 2
Made by Mr. T in DC
Columns removed from the Capitol Building during the expansion projects of the 1950s-60s were set up in the National Arboretum. The edges of the pond and steps were also salvaged from the Capitol.

AS 38

AS 38
Made by AlbinoFlea
Carved into the pieces of stone that make up the ground cover between the Capitol columns. Likely some sort of assembly code; these pieces probably came from the Capitol building as well.

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." ~ Judy Garland [explored]

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." ~ Judy Garland [explored]
Made by kimberlyfaye
EXPLORED! Highest position: #247 on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Check out my photoblog: kimberlyfaye's photos.

National Capitol Columns at US National Arboretum Washington, DC

National Capitol Columns at US National Arboretum Washington, DC
Made by mbell1975
The National Capitol Columns originally supported the old East Portico of the United States Capitol (1828). The columns were removed during expansion of the Capitol in 1958. (wikipedia)

christmas photo 2001

christmas photo 2001
Made by rwiedower
we got together at the national arboretum, took a bunch of black and white pictures with suz, john and myself in berets. this was the one we ended up sending out as our christmas photo.

Capitol Columns at National Arboretum 3

Capitol Columns at National Arboretum 3
Made by Mr. T in DC
Columns removed from the Capitol Building during the expansion projects of the 1950s-60s were set up in the National Arboretum. This must be a beautiful, eerie place at night.

Old Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Old Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum
Made by ctankcycles
The National Capitol Columns originally supported the old East Portico of the United States Capitol (1828). The columns were removed during expansion of the Capitol in 1958.



Nearest places of interest:

Stone Column Capital (Leftover from Nearby Old US Capitol Columns Exhibit)
Carver Langston
Langston Golf Course
Benning Bridge
  National Arboretum
United Brick Corporation ruins
National Herb Garden
National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

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