Capitol Columns

Capitol Columns

At the National Arboretum, Washington DC.

This place is just a couple of miles from where I live. It’s a little odd that in a place that is well-known for its expansive groves of beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers, this set of architectural columns springs up seemingly out of nowhere. When you come upon them, you think you’re looking at what remains of an ages-old Greek or Roman temple.

Originally made in 1828, these columns used to be part of the U.S. Capitol building but were removed in 1958 and over decades out of use, they were moved to the arboretum in the late 1980’s or so.

This is a relatively hidden gem in DC, worth a visit.

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