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The Library of Congress: A Photo Essay

Outside the Library of Congress

Outside the Library of Congress

Yesterday I toured the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. It is perhaps the most beautifully decorated interior of a building I’ve ever seen. While the tour itself was nothing special, the building’s contents and artwork – only a portion of which is allowed to be photographed – make the visit more than worthwhile. Here’s a look…

The staircase leading to the Library of Congress

The staircase leading to the Library of Congress

The entrance arch inside the Library of Congress

The entrance arch inside the Library of Congress

The decorated floor in the Library of Congress lobby

The decorated floor in the Library of Congress lobby

Looking up in the Library of Congress lobby

Looking up in the Library of Congress lobby

A corner relief in the Library of Congress

A corner relief in the Library of Congress

Two cherub-esque figures on the staircase from the Library of Congress lobby

Two cherub-esque figures on the staircase from the Library of Congress lobby

The ceiling in the Library of Congress lobby

The ceiling in the Library of Congress lobby

A giant mosaic of Minerva leading to the Main Reading Room overlook

A giant mosaic of Minerva leading to the Main Reading Room overlook

The ceiling above the Minerva mosaic

The ceiling above the Minerva mosaic

The contents of President Lincoln's pockets when he was assassinated are on temporary display

The contents of President Lincoln’s pockets when he was assassinated are on temporary display

The Thomas Jefferson collection in the Library of Congress

The Thomas Jefferson collection in the Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson's book collection in the Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson’s book collection in the Library of Congress

The ceiling in the Thomas Jefferson section of the Library of Congress

The ceiling in the Thomas Jefferson section of the Library of Congress

Arches above the Library of Congress lobby

Arches above the Library of Congress lobby

A mural of Gutenberg above one of the few perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible, which is not allowed to be photographed

A mural above one of the few perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible, which cannot be photographed

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