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A Columbarium in Arlington by Cora Wandel

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The first columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery opened in 1980 with a capacity of 5,000 niches. Today due largely to increasingly limited land space in the cemetery more than half of the services are for cremated remains. There are now nine columbarium structures in the cemetery with approximately 45,000 niches available, which will rise to 50,000 when the tenth columbarium which is under construction is completed. This photograph is of the first columbarium built in 1980.

Thank you to the group “A Place To Call Home” for featuring this photograph.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 400; SS: 1/500; AV: 5.6; Lens: 17-85mm)

Arlington National Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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ashes, washington, veterans, dc, cremation, columbarium, arlington national cemetery

Comments

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    w0w! watta great capture sweetheART love this "song "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOih0MHNmZU ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago
  • Val, thank you for the superb song, it is now one of my favorites. I may add the link to my many photos of Arlington Cemetery. Thank you so much!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture and interesting information, Cora!

  • A belated thank you, Marie!

    – Cora Wandel

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinover 4 years ago

    abasolutely stunning shot my friend! wow ’o]

  • A belated thank you, Shilohlin!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 4 years ago

    Great use of repetitive lines, nice work Cora

  • A belated thank you, Gina!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful B&W Cora! Nicely done.—Steve

  • A belated thank you, Steve!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Stuart Baxter
    Stuart Baxterover 4 years ago

    what a grand perspective

  • A belated thank you, Stuart!

    – Cora Wandel

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonover 4 years ago

    Great symmetry and a really mesmerising view of the architectural lines.

  • A belated thank you, David!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 4 years ago

    Great depths. The composition works very well here.

  • A belated thank you, Steve!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

  • A belated thank you, Lori, for the feature!

    – Cora Wandel

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