Sunday, January 2, 2011

Library of Congress

Library of Congress interior Washington DC by Selep Imaging
Library of Congress Interior

The Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA is housed in a spectacular building.
Interior of the Library of Congress Washington DC by Jeanne Selep Imaging
Library of Congress interior, Washington DC
Beautiful details are everywhere you look - in the mosiacs on the floors, the stained glass on the ceiling, and the wonderful pillars, carvings and paintings on the walls.
Library of Congress ceiling Angels

I enjoy stained glass windows - below is a close-up of one of the stained glass panels from the ceiling.
Library of Congress ceiling stained glass window
Stained glass window in the Library of Congress

Mosaic floors are so decorative - the floors here are incredible.
Mosaic floor Library of Congress Washington DC
Mosaic floor in the Library of Congress, Washington DC

The Library of Congress is one of the great places to explore in Washington DC.  There are so many great sites to see in Washington DC that this building is often missed by tourists on their first visit.  If you can find the time - don't miss it. 

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GrandmaK said...

Wow! What beautiful mosaics!!! Very nicely done. Have a grand day! Cathy

Snap said...

Stunning images of a very special place. Too bad not everyone visits the Library of Congress while in DC. They are missing something. Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful building. I like the stained glass and the mosaic floor. Happy New Years.

concretenprimroses said...

Wow! I'll be sure to visit next time I'm down there!

Shirley said...

Too beautiful to be forgotten, if ever I am in the area I will definitely have to make the time to visit.

Carolina Mountains said...

Love the details int he building. great mosaics.

The Tablescaper said...

I'm amazed at the beauty of this place. I had no idea.

Thanks for being a part of "Oh, the places I've been!". Looking forward to having you be a regular contributor.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Spectacular in deed! This is a gorgeous building. I'm adding this to my DC list. '-)