Smithsonian Institution Building (Smithsonian Castle), The Mall, Washington DC

Including the Smithsonian Castle (Smithsonian Institution Building) & Enid A. Haupt Garden

A brief history;

 

  • The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846, "for the increase and diffusion of Knowledge".

 

  • This was created in form of a collection of museums and research centres administered by the United States government.

 

  • The institution has 19 museums, 9 research facilities and a zoo, some of which are historical and architectural landmarks, located mostly in the District of Columbia.

 

  • The Institution's 30million visitors are currently admitted free of charge.

 

 

 

Photographs include the;

 

 

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Smithsonian Castle)

 

 

  • Enid A. Haupt Garden including the "Parterre" & "Moongate Garden"

If you would like to see more of my photography at full-size and resolution please visit my photography portfolio at Fotolia by clicking on the link provided;

 

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If you would also like to see more photography from the surrounds of the Smithsonian Castle please visit these galleries;

 

 

 

 

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