Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snap Happy: D.C. Part Two

On the next day it was sunny outside in Washington D.C. So we decided to make the most of it and  catch some more sites. We'd only been to the outside of the Capitol building. For those of you reading this who do not live in the United States this is the building where the Senate and House of Representatives is located. It is also the place where the President is inaugurated every four years. And, yes, Beyonce has been here. I know that was really what you wanted to know. ;)




This was a full size model of the statue that is on top of the capital building. 



For the tour, we were given individual pairs of headphones, so the guide was able to speak to us directly. My siblings and I couldn't help but squeeze in a quick #selfie session before the tour began. :)














This sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, is said to be the only portrait that truly capture the face of Lincoln. With the left side showing the more youthful version of the president and the right displaying his later years; Lincoln had suffered from clinical depression throughout his life. It was created by the same man, Guzton Borglum, who is known for carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. 

Remember in yesterday's post I showed you the Supreme Court Chamber? Well, today we went into the former Supreme Court Chamber that was originally housed in the Capitol building before moving to its of own building in 1860.








Back Outside we go...



Andddd another #selfie sesh haha...can't help it. 



(I had kindly asked my mother to take a photo of us when we were there. This was the best I got...all three pictures look exactly like this. Thanks mom... love you!)

The tour itself was quite interesting and it is free to go. To get tickets you have to stand in a queue at the Capitol visitor centre. I highly recommend it; our tour guide had such a wealth of knowledge on U.S. history and he even worked for President's Ford, Carter, and Reagan. 
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