A Cool Oasis at 2 AM

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    After I left the Washington Monument, I took a long walk around the tidal basin to see the Jefferson Memorial then went around to the FDR Monument. The latter was really cool and I had never seen it before. It was a series of waterfalls over granite and a bunch of FDR’s quotes etched into the walls, all of which look rather Marxist in retrospect (Freedom from want… etc.).

    These waterfalls are part of the FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. This surreal scene was captured after midnight on a warm spring night, but the falls kept this area at a cool 60 degrees. There was no one around except for a well-dressed man that was not wearing pants, wading through the base of the waterfalls scooping up quarters with his feet. When he saw me set up the tripod, he scurried away, scattering clattering coins right and left on the granite.

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    1. jennifer buehrer [deleted] 115 months ago | reply

      your photos are amazing!!! so unique

    2. SpookieTheSpy 114 months ago | reply

      Like it a lot, Stuck. Nice one.

    3. Tom O'Neill 112 months ago | reply

      I wish I could do one half as nice as this one in a few years.

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    5. LISA M G 109 months ago | reply

      WOW!! When my camera grows up, I hope it takes pictures like this!!


    6. JBAT 109 months ago | reply

      Great job. I love long exposures.

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    7. makunia 108 months ago | reply

      what a beauty!

    8. Tom O'Neill 107 months ago | reply

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    9. gary syrba 107 months ago | reply

      Great HDR, Great colors, Great lighting.... I could go on and on. Fantastic photo!

    10. eyfrytrfmgr 105 months ago | reply

      I love this picture; it so beutiful how you capture those colors.

    11. dewi silvana 104 months ago | reply

      Perfect picture.

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    12. affirmative 104 months ago | reply

      There a numerous monuments around DC particularly along The Mall and the Tidal Basin which is where you'll find the FDR Memorial. It's a little off the beaten path but that's also what makes it so enjoyable. The FDR is unlike all the other "monuments" in that it engages you peacefully as opposed to the "oh wow, look at that" reaction that tourists usually get from the big attractions. And it's great on a summer evening.

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