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.


  1. 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!

    1. 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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