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Old August 29th, 2016, 08:14 PM   #1
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The city carved from marble - Washington, D.C.

I decided to open a thread for this city, where we can share photos and appreciate the architecture. So the name of the thread is a nice introduction itself - I like the buildings that are almost competently made from marble.
I'll start with my absolute favorite:
The Supreme Court Building.
The Supreme Court Building by Andrew Phillips, on Flickr
US Supreme Court by Sean Creamer, on Flickr
Supreme Court by Matt Wade, on Flickr
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Old August 30th, 2016, 01:26 AM   #2
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Another building that I like is: The Lincoln Memorial.
The mighty pillars and quality marble make this building beautiful. The Doric order with its simplicity might be my favorite from the three famous types.
Lincoln Memorial Pano #4 by josullivan.59, on Flickr
The Lincoln Memorial by Amalia Liogas, on Flickr
The Lincoln Memorial by Richard Walker, on Flickr
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Old September 1st, 2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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Time for something remarkable.
The United States Capitol.
The Capitol by Frans van der Lee, on Flickr
a matter of perspective by Dennis, on Flickr
The US Capitol Dome Architecture by Angela Pan, on Flickr
Statue of Freedom by hdcolorist1, on Flickr
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:00 PM   #4
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Thomas Jefferson Building

Library of Congress by elrina753, on Flickr

Thomas Jefferson Building by justme07, on Flickr

Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building by BAR Photography, on Flickr

Dome of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. by The Library of Congress, on Flickr

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building from the Capitol Dome, Washington, DC by Photo Phiend, on Flickr

Thomas Jefferson Building in the snow, Library of Congress, Washington, DC by Photo Phiend, on Flickr
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Old October 12th, 2016, 05:24 AM   #5
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nice thread
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Old October 12th, 2016, 06:16 AM   #6
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great idea! I will be watching and I will also be in D.C in two weeks, can't wait. Architecture befitting a world power.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 07:29 PM   #7
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I think the memorial has beautiful Ionic capitals.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial -- The National Mall (DC) Late Afternoon October 20, 2012 by Ron Cogswell, on Flickr

Thomas Jefferson Memorial by Steven DeVivo, on Flickr

Thomas Jefferson Memorial by Scott Crawford, on Flickr

Jefferson Memorial_2012 03 04_0306 by Harvey Barrison, on Flickr

Thomas Jefferson Memorial by John Morris, on Flickr
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Old January 10th, 2018, 06:42 PM   #8
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What always keeps me amazed with this city and its heritage is the adorable south European influence on some of its prominent buildings and museums.
This next example might be a little break from the material posted so far in terms of materials and the use of white stone.

National Building Museum

So this is basically a museum dedicated to us the lovers of architecture, design, construction, and everything related to urbanity, and everyone involved in creating such magnificent symmetrical places.

It is once again similar to what we are used to see all the way here in the south of Europe, possibly taking the inspiration from Trajan's Column in Rome | Italy, as well as the Frieze of the Parthenon in Athens | Greece. It looks completely American at doing so, it has that academic charm in its bricks.

Source:https://www.nbm.org/about/historic-home/



I call these the liquid bronze pillars.



















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The National Archives Building

DC_Nat Archives_0084 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr

DC_Nat Archives_0004 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr

DC_Nat Archives_0036 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr

DC_Nat Archives_0049 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr

DC_Nat Archives_0043 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr
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Arlington Memorial Bridge

JS1262203 by Sungyoung Choe, on Flickr

Washington DC Winter Sunrise by Insite Image, on Flickr

memorial bridge by Sarah Leslie, on Flickr

Alignment by seveDB, on Flickr

ARL_0020 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr

ARL_0021 by Thomas Noble, on Flickr

NYC13-07-078 by Tai Pan of HK, on Flickr

Arlington Memorial Bridge Washington DC Side (9) by ATPhotoPub, on Flickr

Arlington Memorial Bridge Washington DC Side (7) by ATPhotoPub, on Flickr

Equestrian Statue by Ronnie R, on Flickr

Arlington Memorial Bridge from Lincoln Memorial by John Hartsock, on Flickr
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