Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An Afternoon in the Capitol: Scenes from My Walking Tour Inside the D.C. Beltway


What is the function of the U.S. Capitol? 
"The United States Capitol Building houses the meeting chambers of the Senate (in the north wing) and the House of Representatives (in the south wing) – the two bodies that compose the legislative branch of the American government. It also includes the offices of congressional leadership, and it is used for ceremonies of national importance such as presidential inaugurations and the lying in state of eminent persons. The U.S. Capitol is also a museum of American art and history and is visited by millions of people every year."

Here is a list of quotations you will find on the buildings and monuments in the region of Capitol Hill. 

What follows are from the afternoon of April 13, street scenes on Connecticut Avenue and images from the historic Capitol area itself. 



There's something about the place the makes an impression.

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