Capital Art Gallery with a Focus on “The Beauty of Washington

40 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Union Station Street Level, West Hall #152, Washington, D.C. 20002-4285, (202) 289-9882-Gallery, (703) 995-0841-FAX, E-Mail: CapitalArt@Verizon.net , Web Site: www.CapitalArt.wikispaces.com

The Tidal Basin is a partially man-made inlet adjacent to the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. It is part of West Potomac Park and is surrounded by the Jefferson Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The basin covers an area of about 107 acres and is 10 feet deep. The concept of the Tidal Basin originated in the 1880s to serve both as a visual centerpiece and as a means for flushing the Washington Channel, a harbor separated from the Potomac River by fill lands where East Potomac Park is situated.

The Jefferson Memorial page contains the tidal basin and cherry blossom pictures.