Allie and I played MASH on the metro.
My life is going to be For The Win. Glad we picked fictional characters for me to marry.
Allie and the Library of Congress.
Allie and the Capitol.
Fountain and the Library of Congress.
I loved the detail work in the designs.
I also liked the weathered fountain.
Flags were at half-staff for the shooting in Texas.
Statue on the right.
Statue on the left.
This reminded me of the Louvre -- and everyone else the part in National Treasure (?) where he falls through the glass.
The columns are stalks of corn.
Those look like bullet holes, but really it's something to do with iron of the non-bullet kind.
A chandelier in a rotunda.
We were told we couldn't look at the ceiling until after we were WELL IN THE ROOM because we'd forget to keep moving. That was correct. It was gorgeous.
My zoom is awesome! Detail of the ceiling.
The frieze looks like it could be sculpted or painted. It's painted. It's the history of the U.S. in a circle.
Close up from the first rotunda.
From the exact spot where they lay dead presidents for their viewing.
Allie loves Nancy Pelosi so much, she has her office number on speed-dial.
Allie and Kristy with the Brigham Young Statue.
Another ornate ceiling.
A clock with time and history and all sorts of symbolism.
Chance loves this hall.
Jenny loves the shadow the statue casts.
We all loved the lack of foresight for word-length.
Chance explaining the monuments.
Chance pointing out where he works.
Kristy's favorite hallway.
The hallway was for members and staff only. Members of, what, exactly? It's an ambiguous term anyway.
Gavel at the ready.
What building is complete without some wrought-iron cherubim?
Chance and Jenny in front of the capitol (the lady to the left of Jenny is crazy).
At the protest. This woman was dancing in her own world. Also she had very few teeth.
Adorable child protester.
More adorable child protester.
Protester making noise.