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Monday, September 29, 2014

United States National Arboretum

During the last day of the summer I visited the National Capitol Columns at the United States National Arboretum with another USK member Tom Condenzio. These are the original columns that once supported the east portico of the Capitol in 1828. As well as the columns were the backdrop of several presidential inaugurations from Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, to Dwight D. Eisenhower. In front of these famous columns Mr. President Abraham Lincoln gave his second presidential inaugural address. To be honest it is a magical place where anyone can get in touch with history at the same time with nature. Walking around this forest of columns it feels like ancient Greece or Rome. It took me 2 visits with a total of 3.5 hrs of sketching and exploring. I used black ink on white paper.

1 comment:

  1. Guido C. Seoanes Perla! I agree with you. That is really a magical place. Its surrounding lush greenery gives a wonderful view. I go there many times. That is the best place to enjoy with family and friends. I have decided to go again after my washington dc after dark tour[. There you can enjoy lots of natural beauty. I recommend all tourists must visit it once time.