Monthly Archives: December 2017

No other building in Washington, D.C. is more recognizable than the United States Capitol, except maybe for the White House.  In virtually every movie or television show that contains scenes from D.C., there is almost certainly going to be a shot of the Capitol.  Like no other building in our country, the United States Capitol is the most widely recognized symbol of democratic government in the world.  This is where Congress meets to write the laws of our nation, where Presidents are inaugurated & where they deliver State of the Union Addresses. History is made daily at the U.S. Capitol […]

D.C. Trip Day 1: United States Capitol Building

Our first sight-seeing stop in D.C. was to the Library of Congress.  The thought of visiting a library on vacation would be a nightmare to many, but this is not your typical library. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library with more than 164 million items that are stored on 838 miles of bookshelves.  The collection, in more than 470 languages, includes books & other print materials, recordings, photographs, maps, sheet music & manuscripts.  One reason the Library is so enormous is because it’s the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, so the collection is continually growing as […]

D.C. Trip Day 1: Library of Congress