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Freedom atop the US Capitol dome
26-NOV-2017

'Freedom' atop the US Capitol dome

Last picture in this gallery, for now, until we go back for a tour on a weekday, when more chambers in the Capitol should be open to the public.

This was taken in November from the US Botanic Garden at close to sunset, when the Capitol turns marvelous colors in that intense light. The statue of “Freedom,” which figured prominently in the gallery, tops the spectacular dome. At least now I have an idea of just how enormous it really is!

Thanks for all the kind comments and votes! Hopefully I can add to these pictures in the future.

Temple of Athena in Side (2), posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/6.3 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Julie Oldfield28-Jan-2018 02:02
Fantastic light and well composed. V
Ika Zinka Eferl26-Jan-2018 17:06
Very spectacular and beautifully presented. V
joseantonio26-Jan-2018 16:51
the light is just fascinating.V
Fong Lam26-Jan-2018 14:42
The intense light cast a wonderful glow to this majestic dome...V
Nick Paoni26-Jan-2018 14:39
Oh what glorious light.
Tom LeRoy26-Jan-2018 11:09
Bathed in beautiful light, the Capitol looks glorious! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal26-Jan-2018 10:27
Beautiful warm light Helen well done.
Milan Vogrin26-Jan-2018 08:27
Great light! V
Carol How26-Jan-2018 07:46
So lovely with the warmth of the golden light on it! V
Gill Kopy26-Jan-2018 02:30
The light is wonderful in this shot !! V
Jim Coffman26-Jan-2018 00:41
Just beautiful, Helen.. Love this light!!