05/07/2008 - DOH! Library of Congress

This actually does relate to Phantom...bear with me for a moment

I spent the past few days in Washington DC visiting my sister-in-law and having a ball. Saw the sites, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Ford's Theatre, the house where Lincoln died, WWII Memorial, National Portrait Gallery, Capitol, the Kennedy Center, saw a Nationals baseball game (they lost), and the Library of Congress.

 

Did you know that the LoC facade was based on the Paris Opera facade? All these years of seeing photographs inside and out of the Thomas Jefferson building (it's the main one, across the street from the Capitol). I had never made the connection. But yep. It's true. Here's a link with some info on it: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc79.htm. Here are a couple of photos I took of it (Images are quite large, I'm afraid, they'll take a while for them to upload):

 

Img 1 of Library of Congress and Library of Congress facade 2

As I go through my photos I'll be adding more of the inside and outside