Monument: Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

If not a monument, this place is monumental.  Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress in Washington DC is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.   I just wish I were able to go in and not view it from behind the glass.  Next time my picture will not need as much Photoshop as I will have a Circular Polarizer Lens filter in place to get rid of the glare.  Used a bit of the patch tool to try to eliminate the glare.  To learn more about the Library of Congress click here to visit the official websites interesting facts.

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Categories: Buildings, Photography, Washington DC


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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3 Comments on “Monument: Library of Congress”

  1. April 21, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Karen, it IS a phenomenal building to see. You did a great job with the photo.

    About 15 years ago, my son had a research project and needed some materials that were in the Library. We actually were able to get a temporary library card and were granted access to sit in that very same room. I think I still have that pass as a souvenir. It was magnificent! My favorite shot of this room is from the movie “All the President’s Men” with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. Do you know it? Two of them sitting at a table leafing through thousands of slips while the view slowly zooms outward until we see them as very small figures from the top of the dome. Very cool!


    • April 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

      You are so lucky to be able to go inside. I was drooling on the window… had to Photoshop it out. I’ll have to go online and look up the movie. I’m sure I saw it. 🙂


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