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Frieze in the Rotunda
13-JAN-2018

Frieze in the Rotunda

According to the Architect of the Capitol:

The frescoed frieze in the belt just below the 36 windows was painted to give the illusion of a sculpted relief. The scenes designed by Brumidi trace America's history from its discovery by Columbus to the discovery of gold in California, with emphasis on Spanish explorers and the Revolutionary War.

Eating and watching, posted earlier:

Nikon D850 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Julie Oldfield23-Jan-2018 01:36
Very captured detail. V
Ton T.21-Jan-2018 18:38
Interesting! It looks very much like a sculpted relief V
Jeff Real21-Jan-2018 15:07
This is an incredible photograph of these inspiring details
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