Dupont Circle Fountain

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    Dupont Circle Fountain Statue.

    In 1871 the Corps of Engineers began construction of Dupont Circle itself which at the time was called Pacific Circle. In 1882 Congress authorized a memorial statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont in recognition of his Civil War service. The bronze statue was erected in 1884. In 1921 the statue of Dupont was replaced by a double-tiered white marble fountain. It was designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon. Three classical figures, symbolizing the Sea, the Stars and the Wind are carved on the fountain's central shaft.
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    1. ChrisH Photos [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      Lovely colour and composition.

    2. Susan Hall Frazier 34 months ago | reply

      As often as I have been in DuPont Circle, I have never noticed the detail of this fountain until now that I see your photos of it. Wonderfully captured, both this shot and the wider view.

    3. flickranet 34 months ago | reply

      Nice freeze of water!

    4. Brian/Jane 34 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Capture
      Have a Wonderful Weekend

    5. OldTom2009 34 months ago | reply

      Like the shot and clean background.

    6. 'pixler' 34 months ago | reply

      fabulous! great info

    7. S.S.Roy Chowdhury 34 months ago | reply

      Loverly image well done...............

    8. Photocre8 34 months ago | reply

      Love your set of fountain photos, Glyn!

    9. stefanpettersson68 34 months ago | reply

      Hello how are you? hope you have had a great week, and this is a really lovely image and great photo, like it wery much and always a plaeasure see your good photos and great works,here im doing fine and good, and i wish you agreat day and a lovely weekend,stefan

    10. Dis2w 34 months ago | reply

      super colour and detail

    11. João Ramalho-63 [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      And this...

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    13. niqui2011 34 months ago | reply

      bello scatto

    14. bluehazyjunem 34 months ago | reply

      excellent photo

    15. nurdug2010 34 months ago | reply

      Great shot!!!!

    16. mak.27 34 months ago | reply


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