U.S. Capitol Building at Night

Terence Russell

Hillsboro, United States

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The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost two centuries. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored; today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government.

As the focal point of the government’s Legislative Branch, the Capitol is the centerpiece of the Capitol Complex, which includes the six principal Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings constructed on Capitol Hill in the 19th and 20th centuries.

In addition to its active use by Congress, the Capitol is a museum of American art and history. Each year, it is visited by an estimated 3-5 million people from around the world.

A fine example of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, the Capitol combines function with aesthetics. Its designs derived from ancient Greece and Rome evoke the ideals that guided the nation’s founders as they framed their new republic. As the building was expanded from its original design, harmony with the existing portions was carefully maintained.

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The U.S. Capitol is legally exempted from listing in the National Register of Historic Places, according to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

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Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-270mm lens
F-stop f/4
Exposure 1/4
ISO 1600
Focus 35mm

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tripod, 3 RAW images +2 to -2, Photomatrix Pro 3.2


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