February 18, 2013, Washington, DC: The Library of Congress is one of those close-to- home landmarks I walk, bike, run and drive around regularly, but I’m ashamed to say I’d never been inside until now. But today the Main Reading Room was open to the public — photographs allowed — and that only happens twice a year, so we walked over, waited in the line and wandered inside. The architecture and history in this neighborhood is truly astounding. Happy Presidents’ Day from Capitol Hill.
Related Posts on Neighborhood Nomads:
- The Libraries of Capitol Hill (September 8, 2011)
- History at the Hill Center (March 18, 2012)
- Historic Hubs: San Francisco’s Ferry Building & DC’s Eastern Market (Feb. 24, 2012)