August 3, 2013

Reflecting Pool, Washington

Photograph by Willard Culver, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Children sail toy boats in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in this photo originally published in the June 1937 issue of National Geographic. The 2,028-foot rectangular pool, which reflects the Lincoln Memorial at one end and the Washington Monument at the other, is among the most iconic landmarks in Washington, D.C.


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5 comments
Hank L.
Hank L.

Just think, today those kids would probably be 78 to 80+ years old  (-:

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