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Capitol Building, view from Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

CAPITOL BUILDING, VIEW FROM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Capitol building is such a dominant landmark in the city.  The layout of the city affords visitors terrific views from a wide variety of places throughout Washington.  Finding a new perspective is not easy.  I came across this interesting angle while visiting the Library of Congress. 

Shot handheld with a Nikon D40X with a Nikkor AF-S f 18-200 lens at 55mm,f7.1, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800.  Image by John Ecker     |     pantheon photography

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Washington Monument and Capitol Dome view from Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND CAPITOL DOME FROM LINCOLN MEMORIAL:  The Washington monument and dome of the Capitol Building be seen in the distance from this photo taken at the Lincoln Memorial.  The memorial also provides a commanding view of the reflecting pool and WWII memorial.  Construction of the Memorial began on February 12, 1911, Lincoln’s birthday.  The magnificent tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents opened on May 30, 1922 with Lincoln’s only surviving child, Robert Todd Lincoln in attendance.  A year later, Memorial architect Henry Bacon received a Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects for his Greek Revival design.  The building is constructed of marble and limestone. This photo is taken on the southern wall exterior.  The interior southern wall contains the full text of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Shot handheld with a Nikon D40X, Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm at 18mm,  f11, 1/4000 sec., ISO 800, Photo by John Ecker     |     Pantheon Photography