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Rainbow on Rockaway Beach, Queens NY
A Bird Sharpening Its Beak
Rural selfie
 Original U.S. Capitol Columns
St. Peters Roman Catholic Church
Yellowstone Plains
A place that a beautiful canal joins with the sea
Mt Lowe Clouds
Little Mr Lion King
Sunrise over the Atlantic
A Kingdom of Isolation
Airplane crossing the night sky and palm tree in front
Therapy in a summer day
Neon Baby
Waiting 'Til You Sleep
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Original U.S. Capitol Columns

These Columns were originally built as part of the east portico of the Capitol in 1828, long before the familiar Capitol dome was completed. However, when the dome was completed in 1866, it appeared inadequately supported by the columns, because the iron dome was significantly larger than the dome that the designer envisioned. To correct this visual illusion, an addition to the east side of the Capitol was constructed in 1958 and the columns were removed.

TAGS: District Of Columbia, Historic

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2017
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: July 13, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO100
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