A Reclining Stars At The Dupont Circle Fountain
The Dupont Circle Fountain is named for Samuel Francis Dupont, a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, who played major roles in the Mexican-American War and Civil War. The double-tired fountain is made of white marble, and has water in its top basin that flows down into a lower basin on the ground level. The pillar that holds up the top tier has three sides that shows three allegorical figures known as the Arts of Ocean Navigation. The figures, two women and one man, represent the Sea, the Stars and the Wind. The woman in this photograph is "Stars" and she holds a globe in her hand, and looks down at it as if she is a distant star. The famous fountain is at the center of the Dupont Circle traffic circle, which is also a park, in Washington, DC. The surrounding neighborhood is appropriately called Dupont Circle, and I am a proud resident of that community.
March 16th, 2021
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