Silver Spring, MD
Jefferson Memorial At Sunset
Emmy Marie Vickers
Photograph - Photography
Jefferson Memorial At Sunset. This is a photograph of the Jefferson Memorial during the cherry blossom festival. This was taken on the other side of the Tidal Basin as the sun began to set (sunset). This historical landmark is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson who was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801 - 1809).
The dome-shaped memorial mirrors the University of Virginia rotunda, a structure designed by Jefferson himself. The memorial is located in West Potomac Park on the shore of the Potomac River Tidal Basin, at the southern end of the National Mall. The interior of the memorial contains a 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson, and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, which he authored, can be found on the southwest interior wall. The memorial is noted for its circular marble steps, portico, a circular colonnade of Ionic order columns and a shallow dome. It's estimated that more than two million people visit the Jefferson Memorial each year - See more at: http://washington.org/DC-guide-to/jefferson-memorial#sthash.nOohsGNi.dpuf
October 2nd, 2013
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