|The Library of Congress. The architecture in DC is beyond gorgeous. What a beautiful city!|
|The Capitol building|
|The statue on the top of the dome outside is replicated in the lobby, so you can see him better.|
|The gorgeous dome. I believe the tour guide said it was 34 feet taller than the statue of liberty (not including the base, just the statue). Wow!!|
|A beautiful chandelier!|
I will say this, American government, and all it's democratic ideals...while they may be wonderful and fair and full of democracy, are nothing short of absolutely mysterious. Trying to keep track of how the American government works and all its branches and what they do for who, and how and what and why and...?? You've got to be kidding me folks. You've got some complicated history. I'm trying to get a small grasp on it. Not easy for an old mind.