fountain December 22nd, 2009
An early morning shot of the Dupont Circle fountain, taken this past Saturday just as the snow began to fall. The well-recognized fountain was designed by Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon, both of whom collaborated to create the Lincoln Memorial. The body of the fountain is made up of three classical figures that represent the sea, the stars, and the wind. It was erected there in 1921, replacing a statue of Samuel Francis Du Pont. As a tribute to his service as a rear admiral in the Civil War, Mr. Du Pont had been there since 1884, but he was moved to Wilmington, Delaware when the current fountain took his place.
tags: DC, dupont circle, fountains, Snow
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