Thomas Jefferson Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington DC

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

A brief history;

 

  • Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia on April 13th, 1743.

 

  • Thomas Jefferson was elected into office as the third president of the United States of America, serving two-terms from 1801-1809.

 

  • Thomas Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

 

  • He was only president along with John Adams to sign the Declaration of Independence.

 

  • He introduced the Classical architectural style to Washington after his studies of Roman ruins and architecture whilst Ambassador to France, examples include Virginia State Capitol, University of Virginia & Monticello

 

  • An iconic quote from Jefferson reads; "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man".

 

The following photography centre's around one of The National Mall & Memorial Parks most popular attractions, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, located at the southern end of the Tidal Basin. This Classical styled memorial honours the third president of the United States & author of the Declaration of American Independence.

 

 

Photographs include the Neoclassical exterior of the Jefferson Memorial including the;

 

 

  • Ionic order colonnade

 

  • Shallow domed roof

 

  • Marble steps and surrounding circular plaza

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