i've been wanting to share one of my fav memorials with you for a long time but renovations are taking forever. i was walking along the basin tonight and thought the heck with it, im gonna shoot it and share it. (thats right Eric, no tripod hehe) it is truly an amazing site when all is in place, i.e; catching a nice evening sky, NO scaffolding, NO big black whatever it is at the stairway base, including the potomac river in the foreground with a reflection, and void of people. i will surely return and try to capture the essence of this remarkable structure then and post. until, this will give you an idea of it's size and beauty. just a tidbit of info for those who dont know: jefferson was the third president of the united states and one of eight presidents from virginia. his home "monticello" is in charlottesville, va. the "dome" design is reminiscent of jefferson's architectual style.