Today was a long day. First we went on a tour of our Capitol. The rotunda was very, very large. All the artwork was amazing - original paintings of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and more. The next room was the Hall of Statues. There stood 35 statues of famous men from 35 different states.
Next we went to the Library of Congress. The ceilings were decorated in beautiful paintings. We got to see one of the Gutenberg Bibles and also Thomas Jefferson's Library full of old, old books. Next we went to the Botanical Gardens which were full of beautiful plants. (there are too many pictures to post!)
We ended the day at the Smithsonian of American History Museum. This took us hours to go through and still didn't see it all. It was full of history for everything from famous inventors and American wars to Presidents and First Ladies. There was so many pictures that I'll just have to post a photo gallery and upload it so you can see them, but don't worry you will get to.
Here are just a few pictures from the days adventures. (altogether we probably took a couple thousand pictures)
|The back of the Capitol Building|
|The Washington Monument.|
|A hall in the Library of Congress|
|A look at the front of the Capitol|
|Another view of the front|
|The rotunda ceiling|
|The hall of statues|