November 3, 2011 Part 2 Supreme Court, Congressional Library, Capital Tour & Dinner in Alexanderia   Leave a comment

After our visit to the Supreme Court we headed over to the Congressional Library(Library of Congress). A beautiful building with a wonderful view of the capital. 

Fun Facts:  Library of Congress is the research library used by United States Congress.  Thomas Jefferson sold 6,487 book (his collection) to the library in 1815.  The Library of Congress consists of three buildings on Capitol Hill (Thomas Jefferson Building (shown below), John Adams Building and James Madison Memorial Building) and an off site conservation center in Virgina.

Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building – Beaux Arts Architectural Style

 

Library of Congress Court of Neptune Fountain

Great Hall Ceiling Detail

 

Capital View from Library of Congress 2nd floor window

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT: Capital Visit

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Posted May 5, 2012 by cjaaron1 in Uncategorized

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