The well-known, cube-shaped shining building at center pops up often among the historical glass-plate photographs at the Library of Congress. These include the one above, taken from the top of the Washington Monument well before aerial photography was common.
I became fascinated with wildly various perspectives preserved in the archives. These fine-grained durable images were made with vanished technologies. Yet they seem to retain and still to convey some fragment of emotion brought to the viewing by the images' earliest viewers.