The Library of Congress: A Photo Essay

Jason's Travels

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…

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