Smithsonian

Enter the Castle

Enter the Castle
Enter the Castle

In today's post we return to Washington DC where we have a look at a place affectionately known as "The Castle". The Smithsonian Institute has many museums and buildings spread around Washington but this one is rather unique in it's appearance. We actually had a peek inside the gates designed by James Renwick in a previous post. This time we have approached the castle-like doors inside the Enid A Haupt Gardens.

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I really like the architecture of this building so I was drawn in fairly easily. The fisheye was still mounted after taking the shot of the gates so it was only natural to add a little drama to this entrance. ;-)

If you are ever in the DC area, a visit to any of the Smithsonian Museums will be a fine treat.

Have a great weekend, everyone and thank you for visiting!

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Renwick Gates at the Enid A Haupt Gardens

Like doors, there has always been something about gates that I've found interesting, particularly large cast iron gates. They represent one of those architectural elements that enjoy photographing. In today's post we swing through Washington DC again, this time travelling down Independence Avenue where the Smithsonian Castle Building is located. These gates, designed by the famous architect James  Renwick Jr. , lead to the Enid A Haupt Gardens, a heaven-on-earth place that is an experience, not just a visit. We'll have a look at some of the stunning scenery inside in future post but today, the gates are the focus.

I've seen a few photographs of these before and knew I someday wanted to capture them... differently.

Renwick Gates
Renwick Gates

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Thanks for visiting!

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