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Rotunda dome of the US Capitol, Washington, DC - LOOK AT IN FULL SCREEN

"The Apotheosis of Washington is the fresco painted by Italian artist Constantino Brumidi in 1865 and visible through the oculus of the dome in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building. The fresco is suspended 180 feet (55 m) above the rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square feet (433.3 m2). The figures painted are up to 15 feet (4.6 m) tall and are visible from the floor below. The dome was completed in 1863, and Brumidi painted it over the course of 11 months at the end of the Civil War. He was paid $40,000 ($610,000 in today's funds[1]) for the fresco." Source: Wikipedia

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  • Uploaded on February 26, 2014
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    by Neil Gilmour
    • Camera: SONY DSC-RX100
    • Taken on 2014/02/22 17:12:21
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 10.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash