With the knowledge that my days in DC are numbered, I have been trying to soak up as much as possible before I leave. Since moving here four years ago, I have had a love/hate relationship with DC. Two of the things that I DO love about this city are the history and the world-class culture that is accessible here.
Over my second to last weekend in DC, I decided to visit a place that has been on my to-do list for a long time - the Library of Congress's Jefferson Building.
|Exterior of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress|
|The Court of Neptune Fountain|
This place serves a scholarly purpose but is also amazingly beautiful. I wound up hopping on one of the Library's docent-led tours to learn more about the architecture and artistic details of the building.
|The Great Hall of the Jefferson Building|
|Marble floor of the Great Hall|
|Stained glass ceiling windows|
Every corner of the building is decorated with ceiling paintings, mosaics, sculptures and more.
Of course, many of the details focus on learning and scholarly pursuits.
|Mosaic of Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom)|
|The Main Reading Room|
After the tour, I decided to take a detour. Directly across from the Library is the US Capitol Building. There is even a tunnel between the two buildings.
But where I was truly headed was the Supreme Court building. It was a beautiful weekend. Just look at that blue sky!
I even walked up the steps of the Supreme Court to check out the bronze doors. The bas-reliefs depict major events throughout history pertaining to justice.
My last stop for the day was Union Station, where I hopped on the Metro.
|Columbus Fountain, outside of Union Station|
When I got home, two of my bunny friends were outside my apartment eating some lunch. I will miss these little furry guys!