How has your Summer been so far? Good? Awesome!
I've been enjoying these warm days of Summer with the company of family that has visited.
We had two sets of visitors, one at the end of June and another this past week. Of course, the place to visit was our beloved Washington D.C. It was for most of them their first time visiting, so all the great landmarks were shown.
There is so much to do and see there, and the thing I like the most
is that it's FREE!
I don't ever get tired of visiting DC, its Capitol building, or the Washington monument, or even the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorial... Yeah, I visited all of them twice again this Summer.
But, there's is always something new too. This time, the "new to me" place was Library of Congress.
What a gorgeous building. We were able to gain easy access to many of the areas here in the library and the capitol building, thanks to the privilege of having a husband that works for the federal government.
I was not allowed to take pictures in the majority of the library's reading rooms, and to tell you the truth, I didn't miss the picture-taking part, I was admiring all the details... My head was spinning all around looking at the marvelous architectural elements, statues, paintings on the walls and ceilings, and of course the books!
As you can see, the outside is the perfect representation of how grand this place is.
At the very front, the Court of Neptune fountain greets you. The god Neptune is flanked by figures of the Tritons.
The picture above -Library of Congress- was taken while standing by the building right in front of it: The Capitol.
Again, first time on this side -Independence Avenue- of the capitol building,
On the floor, right in front of the building, this symbolic compass.
One last picture at the house of representatives side before heading to the parking lot to get in the car.
We then arrive at the White House grounds, here the Executive Office Building...
And the White House with all the circus in front of it.
Some more pics taken from inside the car on our way home... Organization of American States building.
American Red Cross National Headquarters building.
National World War I Memorial.
And finally a view I've always loved... Arlington Memorial Bridge crossing the Potomac river.
Oh, our days were long, lots of walking, but we indeed had a really good time!
I have pictures galore, but for today I think it's enough. I might be sharing some more soon.
I hope you've enjoyed this little sample of D.C.
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