Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fall Colors at Arlington

After tomorrow I return to Arizona photos. I hope you enjoyed a taste of Washington DC that my husband (Dave of Costa Rica Daily Photo) and I shared with you from our trip to Washington earlier this month.

Today's photo is the view from the back of the Lincoln Memorial across Memorial Bridge to Arlington. At the top of the hill above a portion of Arlington National Cemetery is the Custis-Lee Mansion, also known as Arlington House. It was the home of Robert E. Lee for 30 years, prior to the Civil War. The house was built from 1802 - 1818 by George Washington Park Custis as a plantation house and as a memorial to his step-grandfather, George Washington. The house is now part of the National Park Service and is a museum to Robert E. Lee. How ironic that the top General of the Confederacy had a home with such a commanding view of Washington.

I really like the fall colors that that surround the home and the light of the sunrise on Arlington Memorial Bridge. The gilded statue at the end of the bridge is one of four, with a pair at each end of the bridge. The statues were a gift from Italy and were added to the bridge in 1951, about 20 years after the bridge was built.

This week we are showing nighttime photos of Budapest on Viva la Voyage.
Sunday we will have new travel photos posted!

7 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

Very nice fall colors!

Kate said...

Wonderful composition and the colours are spectacular!

Leif Hagen said...

Oh the colors, the lighting, the .... well, everything about the photo! Bravo!

brattcat said...

I echo Leif Hagen. This is a splendid shot!

ρομπερτ said...

It must be a great place where people build and take that much care of bridges.

A wonderful Sunday.

Don and Krise said...

Beeeeautiful!

Jacob said...

I like this one very much. The colors emblazoned with the setting sun make this photo zing!

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