Guess what?! I got a tour of the U.S. Capitol!!!! It was amazing, and I even got to go see the house floor!! Congressman Harper, from Mississippi, gave the tour to our group so we were able to go to some places most tours do not!
I took tons of pictures! These are of the outside, early in the morning.
First, we went to the original place where Congress meets.
Statues line the outer walls. The one below is of the ceiling.
Then we went to the place where Congress meets now! It was amazing, but I wasn’t allowed to take any photos =(. Our group sat in the front row of the seats because it was empty.
And now for to dome! At the base, the walls are lined with famous paintings like Cornwallace’s surrender and the signing of the declaration!
Our tour was just before the area was open to the public so it isn’t as crowded as it normally is.
As you look up, there is intricate molding before the beginning of the dome.
And finally the dome! It’s really magnificent! I was standing in the center of the room, which is actually the center of Washington D.C., and the dome was so large I couldn’t fill it all on the photo!
(^this is probably one of my favorite pictures!)
Then we were able to onto the Speaker’s balcony! The view was amazing!
This one I took when we were riding down an escalator.
The tour was finished so we went outside to catch a ride home. I wanted to go up closer like I had in the morning but they blocked off the area. When we went home we learned it was because Trump and Paul Ryan were greeting the Prime Minister of Ireland on the front steps! It’s that funny timing! Here are the pictures I took from behind the blocked off area.
What do you think? Have you been to the Capitol? Which picture is your favorite?
Thanks for reading!