|Almost felt like I was back in Europe|
|The Reading Room|
|The Gutenberg Bible|
|The next few pictures were taken prior to our tour of the LOC, |
around 8 AM, hence why there aren't throngs of tourists :)
|Now inside the Capitol, this was the Supreme Court Chambers from 1810-1860|
|A replica of the Magna Carta|
|Now THIS is what made the staff-led tour especially awesome. This is from the |
Speaker's Balcony. That larger balcony below is where the president makes his Inaugural Address.
|Inside the dome|
|The Old Senate Chamber from 1810-1859|
And finally we went to the Supreme Court! This was more interesting than I expected and we learned all sorts of cool things about this building. Did you know it wasn't built until the 1930s? Until then, the Supreme Court met in the Capitol.
|You could take pictures looking into the chambers but not once you were inside.|
We were able to enjoy a rather informative 30-minute 'lecture' on the history and architecture of the Supreme Court. Again- highly recommend it if you're able!