Beautiful Art & Architecture In Our Nations Capitol October 27, 2011

Hello friends! Bob, Mr. Wonderful and I “won” a 2-night stay in Washington D.C., at a recent fundraiser and enjoyed lunch with our Congressman, Dan Lungren, in the Member’s dining room today. Lunch was followed by a stellar tour of the Capitol and Congressional Library. In fact, we were able to climb the steps within the congressional library’s rotunda and step outside to enjoy some once-in-a-lifetime views of the town.

I think our forefathers did a pretty amazing job of selecting timeless finishes, and commissioned talented artists, to withstand the last 200 years and still look fabulously grand!

We had some time to kill before our lunch appointment and I got a chance to pretend to say a few important words at a podium in a room looking out toward the Capitol!



There’s nothing quite like a microphone and podium, to make me happy!


20111027-231630.jpg Now, here’s a light fixture! Think I can find it on Love the light, but the molding might be a bit much!

There’s gorgeous wood paneling everywhere and a quarry or two of marble! Mr. Wonderful thought it was a but strange that I’d take a photo of the bathroom, but there are lots of marble lovers amongst us! I’m in good company!



Finally, the man with the keys to the castle showed up and before we knew it, we were enjoying the views!
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The original Supreme Court, located in the main Capitol.
The Capitol rotunda was probably the most impressive!

20111027-233336.jpg And every picture tells a story…I love the history!



20111027-233538.jpg The bronze statue at the very top of the Capitol’s rotunda, was cast in this piece of art. I love the detail!



20111027-233902.jpg While the Senate and Congress recessed early today, we were able to step into the gallery and see where all the gridlock decisions for our government take place.
Now, back at the Hotel, we’re tucked into our bed, while Bob watches the World Series with his eyes closed, getting ready for another big day tomorrow.
Continued blessings and good cheer!

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  1. Jane on October 28, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Beautiful buildings, you would think they would get more productive
    in that wonderful environment. The roof details are terrific.

  2. Keven Jaros on October 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Great photos Barbara! You look like a natural behind the podium…thinking of running???? Enjoy your travels and be safe!

    • Barbara Bussey on October 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Oh sure, Kevin! It would take me about five minutes to “stick my foot in my mouth!”.

  3. Debbie Kick on October 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Wow, great photos. You two clean up nicely! ha ha. Glad it was fun. I might have to get it next year if Mr. Wonderful can keep his paddle to himself! 🙂 Have fun.

    • Barbara Bussey on October 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks, Mrs. Kick! We’re having fun despite the slush puddles! I find every one that’s about 6″ deep!

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