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This world-famous bust of President John F. Kennedy presides over the Grand Foyer of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Sculptor Robert Berks’ monumental eight-foot head of President Kennedy was dedicated in 1971 at the opening of the Kennedy Center. It faces the steps of the center’s Opera House, and from those steps one has a commanding view of the front of the 3,000-pound bust. But this photographer chose to photograph the bust from its side so that it could be seen in relation to the elaborate Grand Foyer with its sixty-three foot ceiling, tall mirrors and elegant lights that hang low and reflect nicely in the mirrors.

Source: www.kennedy-center.org

Thank you to the groups “60’s Glory”, “Bits and Pieces” and “Statues and Such” for featuring this photograph.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D

This photograph is “as is” from the camera, there was no post processing.


  • Len Bomba
    Len Bombaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Cora. I remember this one from ‘that other place’. Still just as nice. Thanks for sharing it again. Len

  • Thank you Len!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Stuart Baxter
    Stuart Baxterover 5 years ago

    Excellent choice of angle and presentation Cora!

  • Thank you again, Stuart, I appreciate all your comments!

    – Cora Wandel

  • robmac
    robmacover 5 years ago

    He was one of the best great shot Cora

  • Thank you Rob!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Crowmanic
    Crowmanicover 5 years ago

    U.S. Americans seem to have a cultural disposition towards memorialising their President’s, be it in statue, sculptor, building and naming libraries, or other such monuments, something I’ve never understood? [shrug] You’d be hard-pushed to find such monuments immortalising any of our Prime Ministers on such a huge-public way, here in Australia. Interesting…

  • Thank you, you make an interesting point, I guess we Americans do have our “royalty”!

    – Cora Wandel

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful capture Cora

  • Kathy you Kathy

    – Cora Wandel

  • Len Bomba
    Len Bombaover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in_Bits and Pieces_ Cora. Well done! Len

  • Thank you again Len!

    – Cora Wandel

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, Cora. It is a wonderful shot!

  • Thank you Mary Ann!

    – Cora Wandel

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    Wow, this angle is wonderful, Cora. Very dynamic. I love how you have included those beautiful hanging chandliers. You have shown a grand view of the bust and the Grand Foyer. Great shot!!!

  • Thank you Carol!

    – Cora Wandel

  • mando13
    mando13over 5 years ago

    60’s GLORY group add plse

  • Done, joined the group, it’s a great idea for a group. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 5 years ago

    How did i miss this? Great shot from the perfect pov!

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