DC Trip - Pediments

by Kevin November. 14, 2009 4590 views

In trying to do something different, I came up with the idea to do a series of pediments found in The District.

Photos from Day 2 [photoblog.com], Day 3 [photoblog.com], Day 4 [photoblog.com].

A pediment is a classical architectural element consisting of the triangular section found above the horizontal structure (entablature), typically supported by columns. The gable end of the pediment is surrounded by the cornice moulding. The tympanum, or triangular area within the pediment, was often decorated with sculptures and reliefs demonstrating scenes of Greek and Roman mythology or allegorical figures. It also consisted of many bright colours suitable to the nature of the building being adorned.

National Archives

Photo taken 10/20/09.

National Archives

Photo taken 10/20/09.

National Archives

Photo taken 10/22/09.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters

Photo taken 10/21/09.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters

Photo taken 10/21/09.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters

Photo taken 10/21/09.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters

Photo taken 10/21/09.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters

Photo taken 10/21/09.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters

Photo taken 10/21/09.

Department of Justice.

Photo taken 10/21/09.

Department of Justice

Photo taken 10/21/09.

National Gallery of Art, West Wing.

Photo taken 10/21/09.

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery

Photo taken 10/22/09.

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery

Photo taken 10/22/09.

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