14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Beautiful Nature in Springfield, IL

"A trip Down memory lane. Freedom at last " I don't just see a tree. I see freedom. What you are looking at may not seem much to the naked eye . However, These beautiful works of mother nature are sitting on a very important piece of land. Can you imagine sitting under these trees and looking over to see Abraham Lincoln. His speeches still echo through the trees as it once was his running ground. It's a reminder that history will forever leave its mark on us.They aren't just trees that I see. Its freedom.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: springfield , Illinois, United States of America
Camera: SM-G900V
Copyright: © Mercedes Ortega