D200: Who is Buried in Grant's Tomb?

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by RFCGRAPHICS, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Who is Buried in Grant's Tomb?

    Depending on who you ask there are 3 correct answers.

    Correct answer #1 - Duh.....President Ulysses S. Grant

    Correct answer #2 - No one. Our eighteenth president and his wife are, however, entombed here. No one is actually buried underground.

    Correct answer #3 - Depends On What Your Definition of "Is" Is



    Brief History: Made of 8,000 tons of granite, with Massachusetts marble for the floors
    and fine Italian marble for the railings and trimmings,
    Grant's Tomb sits high above the Hudson River in the midst of
    a beautiful park. It was once one of the most popular attractions
    in New York City, although it rarely attracts much of a crowd today.
    The monument was dedicated on April 27, 1897.



    Nikkor 35-70 D200
    original.

    Nikkor 12-24 - 7 image panorama D200
    original.

    Nikkor 12-24 D200
    View attachment 21509


    An old night shot from my D100
    View attachment 21510

    And a really old shot found on the internet
    View attachment 21511


    Happy Holidays


    Regards

    RFC
     
  2. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Nice shots. I lived in NYC for 20 years and never visited Grant's Tomb. Was he really President? :Confused:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful Images again. :>)))

    Merry Christmas

    By the way thank you for sharing all these great images you take.
     
  4. nice shots Robert! look at that detail :) 
    Poor guy...he came from literally nothing before the civil war, to our top general in just 4 years or so, then rose to the presidency for two terms but was racked by scandals caused by the inept people he had appointed. Most of the dealings if not all of them were likely conducted without his knowledge. And as a result, he died broke, penniless, and believed corrupt.
     
  5. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Hi Ken,

    Was he president ....I think so because he is on our currency :rolleyes: 

    Happy Holidays and thanks for the comments.

    Regards

    RFC
     
  6. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Hi Gale

    Thanks for the comments and Happy New Year !

    Regards

    RFC
     
  7. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Hi AFS

    In addition of you being a great photographer you are also a historian. Thanks for the background on Grant, and best wishes with your new D200 !!


    Regards
     
  8. voider

    voider

    564
    Nov 11, 2005
    Hamburg, Germany
    I love the old night shot with your D100!
     
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