Washington DC Metro architecture.

Metrorail was designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, and is an example of late-20th century modern architecture. With its heavy use of concrete and the repetitive nature of its design motifs, it displays aspects of Brutalism, which in Washington is also illustrated by the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover Building. Simultaneously, with its coffered groin and barrel vaults, it evokes Neoclassicism, arguably the closest thing to an “official” architectural style in Washington. Historic examples of Neoclassicism in Washington consist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, by Robert Mills and others; the former U.S. Patent Office building (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), also by Robert Mills and others; the White House, by James Hoban; and the Beaux-Arts Lincoln Memorial, by Henry Bacon. In 2007, the design of the vaulted Metrorail stations was voted #106 on the list of America’s Favorite Architecture, conducted by the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with Harris Interactive.
(Info from Wikipedia.)

Shot this with my Kodak Easy Share camera.

This artwork was featured
February 6, 2009 in the group Art Deco Heaven
January 22, 2009 in the group Architecture and Cityscapes Photography

Raised three great kids on my own who are now the proud parents of my two adorable grandsons and two gorgeous granddaughters. Hope to someday travel the world, shooting video and photos. Looking for beauty wherever I can, experiencing love whenever I can.

Graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with honors and a degree in Video Production. Always looking for gigs to shoot stills or video. To see my resume click http://www.linkedin.com/in/tamaravaljean

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Comments

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonalmost 6 years ago

    Love this shot :)

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonalmost 6 years ago

    Please submit this to the architecture and cityscapes group

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 6 years ago

    looks art deco influenced, would fit art deco heaven group great shot

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonalmost 6 years ago

  • Patrick Morand
    Patrick Morandalmost 6 years ago

    Very very beautiful composition.

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Great shot, most interesting design and the commentary was good also

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBlueover 5 years ago

    Interesting geometry, like this a lot

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 5 years ago

    Wow, what a nice metro station! And a great photo!

  • wdphotografics
    wdphotograficsover 5 years ago

    An interesting image, well captured Tamara

  • David Thompson
    David Thompsonover 5 years ago

    Brilliant, Agree with Phillip’s comment about it looking Art Deco even though it is a later building. The way you have captured it is very deco.
    David

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