Duman Kasapligil Trip Of A Lifetime travel blog

Taking the Bus to the Capital

At the office of US congressman Mike Thompson

Paul Taylor, Congressional Intern, and all around nice guy

Standing in the geographic center of Washington DC

The Congressional Rotunda

At the Washinton Monument

At the World War Two Memorial

Looking across the reflecting pond at the Lincoln Memorial

Today, we received a fabulous tour of the Capitol, courtesy of Paul Taylor, a really kind and knowledgeable intern in Congressman Mike Thompson's office. Not only did we get to sit in briefly during a House hearing, but we were also treated to detailed explanations of the Capitol's history, architecture and art. We also took in a tour of the Library of Congress and saw gorgeous stained glass and ceiling art as well as a rare Renaissance map and a Guttenberg Bible. So wonderful to know this is all ours! We zipped home for a break then a left again to tour The Washington Monument, The World War Two Monument and the Lincoln. By 10:30pm we were ready for dinner and stopped at a quant little Cuban restaurant. Jill

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