Under the Dome and Inside the Largest Library in the World

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Under the U.S. Capitol Dome, inside the Library of Congress, it does not get more legislative than this…P2250059.JPG
In the spirit of our “House of Cards” Washington, DC tour – we continue to take peaks inside famous buildings around the capital. This sunny and warm late February (?!) day, we headed over to the U.S. Capitol. ┬áThe heart of the legislative branch, place where laws are made, democracy exercised, Presidents inaugurated and hearings and debates held.. Also, I am sure many would agree – the ultimate stage where political intrigue, drama (nowadays more than ever) and power games reign.

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The front, overlooking the National Mall

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The back plateau

Setting aside history, legislation and politics, I am always curious about details and design of these important structures. Let’s peak inside.

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The Dome

The inside of the Dome, mostly used for ceremonial purposes, is truly majestic. The light coming through arched windows, the painted ceiling, the elaborate decorations are quite something.

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Can you see the rainbow?

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Beneath

An underground tunnel connect the Capitol with the largest Library in the world – the Library of Congress.

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Decoration is not lacking

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Hmm…research in the biggest library in the world? How long does it take to find the book you are looking for

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The intricate design of the ceiling

There were many good angles and lots of opportunities for cool photography. A collage below.

I will leave you with another cool shot, as we were leaving the great halls, hungry, in awe and smarter for few new facts we learned. Wishing you a great week, with a touch of political intrigue!
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2 thoughts on “Under the Dome and Inside the Largest Library in the World

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