Under the U.S. Capitol Dome, inside the Library of Congress, it does not get more legislative than this…
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. The 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.
Setting aside history, legislation and politics, I am always curious about details and design of these important structures. Let’s peak inside.
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.
An underground tunnel connect the Capitol with the largest Library in the world – the Library of Congress.
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!