Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Capitol Building & Library of Congress

This was the third time that I have been to D.C.  One of the things that I love about this place is that it doesn't matter how many times you have gone you can always find something you haven't done before.  I hadn't been to the Capitol Building and I was able to get the last ticket of the day for Saturday. Lucky me!  It is hard to see just from pictures how massive this place is but trust me it is LARGE!

 The construction of the Capitol Building started in 1793 and was completed in 1800.  Amazing I know, how people were able to construct this beautiful structure without the help of all the things we can't live without nowadays.  

 One of the two State statutes for Utah.  No clue who this guy is, but still pretty cool!  Each state gets to pick two for show.  The other one for Utah is Brigham Young no surprise there.

 The gorgeous ceiling of the dome. 
 Guess who!?!

 Poor guy I would not want my office near all of these tourists.  Me included. 

The Library of Congress. 

 I also haven't been to the Library of Congress. National Treasure... :)  You actual can't go into the library which makes sense, but you can view it surrounded by I am sure soundproof class so people can have peace and quiet while they are in there. 

 Ceiling of the library. 

I love D.C.'s architecture it is truly gorgeous wherever you go, but hot you can tell by how red I am. 

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