|Library of Congress|
|Fountain in front of the Library of Congress|
|Department of Justice... under construction|
|Ulysses S. Grant Memorial near the Capitol|
|Waiting for our Capitol tour to start...|
|The ceiling of the rotunda in the Capitol building... it really is breathtaking.|
|Inside the Capitol rotunda (which can fit the Statue of Liberty and then 30 feet!)|
|National Archives which houses the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights... no pictures allowed but it was incredible to see a real piece of history!|
|We could actually touch this amethyst!|
And... The Hope Diamond! While interesting to see, I kinda felt... underwhelmed.
And another little slice of history... jewelry that was owned by Napoleon's first wife. Pretty cool!
Great visit! Hopefully next time we're up that way we won't 1) roast our butts off in the late Summer heat and 2) get drenched by a random late afternoon downpour!