Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TUESDAY'S TREASURES - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON DC


We are having a quiet start to the morning, after doing a lot of site-seeing since my Brother-in-law arrived.  It has been wonderful seeing him and showing him our area.  And there have been lots of laughs and good memories about old times, as well as enjoying the present.



We also have gotten around to a few places I have never seen before, for instance the Library of Congress.  I was in awe of not only the amazing displays inside, but also the decorative ceilings, walls, columns.  Incredible!  


I will do another post on that magnificent building, but in the meantime I thought I would share a few photos with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures.  











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23 comments:

  1. You are very lucky to have visited! On my bucket list! :)

    and yes, I'm back among the (blog) living. :)

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  2. Mesmerizing and magnificent architecture, Denise. We have a similar institution here- but the architecture is decidedly more modern and less appealing!

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  3. I'm constantly amazed by the beauty that went into buildings of the past, certainly not the case today. Thanks Denise for sharing this American treasure and taking time from your busy schedule to share this wonderful post. Please come back again.

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  4. Hello Denise, it is a beautiful building. The details inside are lovely. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. The Library of Congress is simply amazing.

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  6. wow. i have never been there either..

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  7. so very wonderful!!
    best
    susa

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  8. Wow, thanks for sharing, this place is remarkable. Take care Diane

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  9. I love all the beautiful architectural details!

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  10. Hi Denise, Wonderful treasures, shame we haven't got the artists and people capable of creating such works today. Regards John

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  11. It is awe inspiring & so so beautiful! The workmanship is amazing & definitely a national treasure! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. What an amazing place. With so much more charm (and beauty) than most modern buildings.

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  13. So beautiful...a national treasure for sure...

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  14. Enjoy your company. We shall be here when you are! How thoughtful you are to plant posts for us. This one is truly fabulous. I mean LOOK at that!

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  15. Impressive! I can't believe I never went in that building, even though I lived less than an hour away for 50 years!

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  16. It is amazingly beautiful. Glad you are having a fun time with your visitor

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  17. Fantástico e belas pinturas.
    Um abraço e óptima Quarta-Feira.

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  18. that's beautiful...we've not been in here yet either...there's just so much to see in dc! i am glad you are enjoying time with your brother-in-law!

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  19. It's been years since I have been to this magnificent library, Denise, and Pat has never been there so it may be a desrination on a future DC visit. Glad you are having a wonderful visit and it's a great excuse to get out and re-visit places too!

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  20. Your bringing back old memories for me. I spent hours doing research in this library when I worked for Congress. I was offered a job with the Congressional Research Service back in the 1970s, but turned it down to work for a privte firm that offered more money. I have often wondered if I would have had a different life if I had gone on from there. Alas, a road not taken? As it was, when I moved to the Census Bureau in the late 1980s, I ended up assisting staff people at the CSR, because the Census Bureau is a major source of the information Congressional staff need.

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  21. Oh wow! We just wrote to our congressman to reserve a space to see the congressional building. It will be fun to see it with our granddaughter this summer.

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