Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunrise on Columns

This is the interior of the Lincoln Memorial. The classic lines of the columns are illuminated by streaks of the dawn sunlight split into vertical shafts by the columns on the east front of the Memorial.

I think that the early morning is the best time to go to the Lincoln Memorial. It is a solemn place, and before it becomes crowded with other visitors it is more conducive to quiet reflection.

Tomorrow I will show the larger context of the scene where this photo was taken. The pillars of the Lincoln Memorial, as do much of the classical architecture of the government buildings in Washington, D.C., show how much our society admires the Greek development of democracy. We have copied Greek architecture as our founding fathers were inspired by Greek philosophy.

Today is Sunday, so we have posted new photos on Viva la Voyage. This week we are showing night time photos of Budapest, Hungary.

10 comments:

Lois said...

They look like they are made of gold!

Gunn White said...

And the light make them very pretty!!:-)

Virginia said...

Take a big ole bow for this stunning photograph! Whew, that gorgeous.
V

Rob and Mandy said...

Shining is the word that comes to my mind. Beautiful shot

Boise Diva said...

Such a wonderful preview for us - since we're headed to D.C. tomorrow and will be visiting the Lincoln Memorial.

glenda said...

This is really stunning. I agree with Lois they do look like they are made of gold.

ρομπερτ said...

Probably one of the best pictures of this serial.
A wonderful week for you.

Don and Krise said...

Lois took the words right out of my mouth also. It looks like several of us are in agreement. Beautiful shot.

Sunshine Coast Apartment said...

Wow,
What a fibulas shoot? When I saw this photo, I can't imagine it has made by concrete.

.........keep it up.........

Sunshine Coast Apartment said...

Wow,
What a fibulas shoot? When I saw this photo, I can't imagine it has made by concrete.

.........keep it up.........

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