Our visit to the Capitol building was fairly fast-paced so I didn't have time to take many photos. Left is the Capitol rotunda and below is the statue in the Hall of Statuary of Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg, the pastor-soldier of the Revolutionary War, one of two statues placed by Pennsylvania.
(Yeah, I know that Henry is sideways -- need to figure out how to get him to rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise.)
There were a number of Christmas trees (duh) in various rooms, but my camera didn't like the lighted ones, which all came out blurry. The main one in the Blue Room was more cooperative.
I was told the White House florist likes putting "Bo" in different arrangements
around the building. Here's one near the entrance -- easily two feet tall if I remember correctly.
The library had another "Bo", lying by the fireplace. The White House Christmas card portrayed a similar scene. (Ask me how I know...[wink])
This beautiful Nativity scene was in the State Dining Room. Wish I could have viewed it more closely!
At the end of the Dining Room was the replica of the White House, in white
chocolate! (Another Bo -- not to scale.)
The sunset view from the Blue Room (I think), with the Washington Monument
at left, was stunning. Straight ahead is the Jefferson Memorial, though it's lost in the shadows of the photo.
Here's the tree in the Blue Room, as seen from the foyer of the South (?) exit.
Note the Presidential Seal above the door.
And, finally, my daughter and me!
D#1 is home until mid-January when she returns to the Capital. Anyone who wants to keep me company on a trip to deliver her belongings, just let me know!