Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Thomas Jefferson Building!!

Within the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.,
is the very beautiful and very ornate
Library of Congress.
 
Established in 1800, the original building was burnt to the ground
by invading British troops.
Rebuilt and reopened again in 1897,
between 1984 and 1997, the building was restored to it's original
nineteenth-century beauty.
 
All of the structures, statues and paintings
have very significant meaning,
lucky for you guys I don't remember any of it.
Let's just enjoy the pretty pictures!!
 









 
Can you believe this building does not have air conditioning?
It is the major reason I remember so little.
These images were taken on April 11, 2014,
during our trip to Washington, D.C.
 

29 comments:

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow, what a beautiful place!

Andee said...

What spectacular photos! I want to go there!!!

Beth said...

Those are beautiful photos Debbie. It sounds like a wonderful trip!

TexWisGirl said...

you made me laugh with the 'lucky for you, i don't remember any of it'. :D

really impressive halls and ceilings!

E. said...

Beautiful photos! This building is amazing, but I must say I also enjoyed the gift shop very much!

Have a great day!

Muffie said...

Isn't it a gorgeous building. I remember spending a lot of time there, but I didn't realize it wasn't air conditioned!

Angie said...

What an absolutely amazing building!

Gillian Olson said...

Magnificent building.

Karen said...

What a grand place! Lovely shots, thanks for the tour!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful! I'd love to see it. You know, I just had a thought...don't you think that with all the taxes most of us pay that we should get a free trip to DC at least once in our lives? lol!!

barbara l. hale said...

Oh, that's just plain gorgeous! We have to get back to DC!! Well, you not remembering is no problem. That's why the internet exists.

Gail Dixon said...

Debbie, these are beautiful pics! Rivals many of the buildings we saw in Italy. Nice to know I don't have to travel so far to see such beautiful architecture. :)

DIMI said...

What an interesting and very beautiful building,Debbie!!Gorgeous pictures!Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy May day!
Dimi...

Suburban Girl said...

It would probably cost a fortune for air conditioning! It is beautiful to see through your photos.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

No a/c? I'm so surprised. Paper is so sensitive to climate. I have MS like you. Husband would have had to scoop me up with a shovel and wheelbarrow. But the building IS a beaut!

MarmePurl said...

I could have photo bombed those pictures too. A beautiful place.

Jackie See said...

Wow, Oh my gosh, this girl from the midwest is amazed at the beauty! I am going to be staring at these photos for a long time, the details are beautiful! Thank you for taking me on this tour!

Farm Girl said...

Really??? No air conditioning? How odd. It is really beautiful. I don't think I have ever heard of that one before. I bet it is breathtaking in person.

Ida said...

Oh my the architecture here is stunning. It's like sensory overload with so much beautiful stuff. One can only think how much more amazing Heaven will be.

Miss Debbie said...

Wow! Beautiful ceiling!

Naquillity said...

what a stunning place... your photos are gorgeous... it appears you had a great time...

love the tulips in your garden... hubby did a great job.

that mute swan is beautiful. what a great sighting. glad you were able to photograph the moment... hope all is well. have a great day~

Adrienne said...

WOW!! I can tell you I've never been in that building - and MUST go some time! What a stunning place - and, I'm sure so full of history! {the lack of air conditioning is a bummer though - I'm not a great hot weather tourist!}

Unknown said...

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Brian King said...

Wow! Holy smokes! Very, very impressive! Gorgeous interior!

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, it is a pretty building..The ceiling is gorgeous.. I would not want to work there in the summer. Great photos, thanks for sharing your visit.

Lisa Gordon said...

Debbie, you have captured so much of the character here, and you have done it beautifully.

Montanagirl said...

What an absolutely fabulous structure/building. Loved your photos of it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful building!

E.liza"BETH" said...

wow, i have never been there... gorgeous. i love the ceiling ... what is not to love. so spectacular. awesome shots. ( :

going to drool again. neat-o!