Photographer's Note

When it's not too hot & humid on the Mall in Washington DC, it's very pleasant to enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch at the Sculpture Garden Café, which is situated in the next block to the National Gallery of Art.
And that is the Federal Trade Commission you see reflected in the café's windows, a rather stern Classical Revival building that (to me) looks more interesting here than it does in reality.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the FTC building in 1937 with the silver trowel that George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1793, expressing his hope that the home of the Federal Trade Commission would stand for all time "as a symbol of the purpose of the government to insist on a greater application of the golden rule to the conduct of corporation and business and enterprises in their relationship to the body politic."

We seem a very long way from that these days.

[with a little help from Wikipedia]

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  • Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 9 N: 447] (2384)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2012-03-23
  • Categories: Vie quotidienne
  • Exposition: f/4.5, 1/320 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 4:49
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