One of the most picturesque sites in a picturesque city is the Reflecting Pool that lies in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The pool was apparently in need of some repairs and work commenced in October 2010. The new pool will use water from the Tidal Basin rather than the city water supply but the water will be filtered so it will “reflect” even more than before. In addition, the gravel walkways along the sides of the pool will be replaced by granite to better accommodate the crowds that pass by the pool every day. The work is expected to be completed in October 2012.