November 3, 2010

Arlington House

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I really wanted to photograph Lee’s house house more comprehensively, but the throngs of tourists posed a challenge, so I opted for this little corner. I loved the golden marble against the blue sky.

As you probably know, Arlington National Cemetery was originally Robert E. Lee’s farm. When he refused a position in Lincoln’s cabinet, opting instead to defect and lead the Confederate Army, the North seized his property. It almost immediately became the place to bury war dead. After the war, Lee’s son petitioned the Government for settlement and the transfer of property became a legal transaction.

Today, Lee’s house it kept as a memorial to General Lee.

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  1. Beautiful framing, colors and visual balance. I love how much my own mind gets to create with what little of the building you’ve chosen to show me.