Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 7 and part of April 8

I am going to combine The National Archives with the Library of Congress, even though it was on two days.  On April 7 we were to go to the Supreme Course at 2 p.m. so we decided to visit the National Archives first.  We had tried to go there a different day but the line was just too long.  It was long on this morning too and we did stand in the rain to visit.  I was concerned because we had a woman tell us it was not really interesting.  Wrong!  We loved and could have stayed much longer and read it all.  So much history there.  Yes, go see it.

National Archives

Pictures were not allowed so just know, it was awesome if you like the paperwork that goes with history.04-07-14 National Archives 0104-07-14 National Archives 0204-07-14 National Archives 03

Supreme Court

On to the Supreme Court.  I loved this visit.  Again, no pictures except in limited places.  04-07-14 National Archives 0604-07-14 National Archives 1004-07-14 National Archives 1204-07-14 National Archives 1404-07-14 National Archives 1604-07-14 National Archives 1804-07-14 National Archives 1904-07-14 National Archives 20

Fantastic tour…

On April 8 we had appointments to go to the Library of Congress and the Capitol.  I will cover the Capitol and the Jefferson Monument and Cherry blossoms on the next post.

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress was so cool, especially if you have a love of books and a love of history.  You can look up anything in the Library of Congress by just applying for a library card.  I would love to go back and put my hands on some of the books there just knowing who touched them and feeling the pages.  Ok, ok, sad I know. 

One thing I was not happy with was our tour.  The woman who led our tour had a very soft voice and would back away if we were trying to listen.  Voices echo a lot!  And the sound is just lousy.  They really need to do the headphones on a tour so everyone can hear yet not interrupt other tours.  I wish we could have heard more.04-08-14 Lib of Congress 0104-08-14 Lib of Congress 0304-08-14 Lib of Congress 0504-08-14 Lib of Congress 0604-08-14 Lib of Congress 0804-08-14 Lib of Congress 0904-08-14 Lib of Congress 1104-08-14 Lib of Congress 1504-08-14 Lib of Congress 16This is Thomas Jefferson’s library.  He sold his whole library to the US and it was housed in the capitol when the British came in and burned it.  Sadly, many of his original books were lost.  However, due to many generous people those have been replaced by original works or replicas.  When you look at the books, those with a green ribbon were originally Thomas Jefferson’s.  I believe the yellow ribbons were original replacements.  04-08-14 Lib of Congress 19I would love to just touch one.  04-08-14 Lib of Congress 2304-08-14 Lib of Congress 2504-08-14 Lib of Congress 2604-08-14 Lib of Congress 29The Guttenberg Bible.04-08-14 Lib of Congress 3204-08-14 Lib of Congress 3304-08-14 Lib of Congress 35As you can tell, the artwork and décor is really wonderful.04-08-14 Lib of Congress 36

OK, on to the rest of April 8 in the next posting!

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April 7 and part of April 8

I am going to combine The National Archives with the Library of Congress, even though it was on two days.  On April 7 we were to go to the Supreme Course at 2 p.m. so we decided to visit the National Archives first.  We had tried to go there a different day but the line was just too long.  It was long on this morning too and we did stand in the rain to visit.  I was concerned because we had a woman tell us it was not really interesting.  Wrong!  We loved and could have stayed much longer and read it all.  So much history there.  Yes, go see it.

National Archives

Pictures were not allowed so just know, it was awesome if you like the paperwork that goes with history.04-07-14 National Archives 0104-07-14 National Archives 0204-07-14 National Archives 03

Supreme Court

On to the Supreme Court.  I loved this visit.  Again, no pictures except in limited places.  04-07-14 National Archives 0604-07-14 National Archives 1004-07-14 National Archives 1204-07-14 National Archives 1404-07-14 National Archives 1604-07-14 National Archives 1804-07-14 National Archives 1904-07-14 National Archives 20

Fantastic tour…

On April 8 we had appointments to go to the Library of Congress and the Capitol.  I will cover the Capitol and the Jefferson Monument and Cherry blossoms on the next post.

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress was so cool, especially if you have a love of books and a love of history.  You can look up anything in the Library of Congress by just applying for a library card.  I would love to go back and put my hands on some of the books there just knowing who touched them and feeling the pages.  Ok, ok, sad I know. 

One thing I was not happy with was our tour.  The woman who led our tour had a very soft voice and would back away if we were trying to listen.  Voices echo a lot!  And the sound is just lousy.  They really need to do the headphones on a tour so everyone can hear yet not interrupt other tours.  I wish we could have heard more.04-08-14 Lib of Congress 0104-08-14 Lib of Congress 0304-08-14 Lib of Congress 0504-08-14 Lib of Congress 0604-08-14 Lib of Congress 0804-08-14 Lib of Congress 0904-08-14 Lib of Congress 1104-08-14 Lib of Congress 1504-08-14 Lib of Congress 16This is Thomas Jefferson’s library.  He sold his whole library to the US and it was housed in the capitol when the British came in and burned it.  Sadly, many of his original books were lost.  However, due to many generous people those have been replaced by original works or replicas.  When you look at the books, those with a green ribbon were originally Thomas Jefferson’s.  I believe the yellow ribbons were original replacements.  04-08-14 Lib of Congress 19I would love to just touch one.  04-08-14 Lib of Congress 2304-08-14 Lib of Congress 2504-08-14 Lib of Congress 2604-08-14 Lib of Congress 29The Guttenberg Bible.04-08-14 Lib of Congress 3204-08-14 Lib of Congress 3304-08-14 Lib of Congress 35As you can tell, the artwork and décor is really wonderful.04-08-14 Lib of Congress 36

OK, on to the rest of April 8 in the next posting!

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