Entrance to the building
I was first blown away by the beauty of the building that looks like a Classical building from the time of Plato. It has an impressive facade with high Corinthian columns and statues. Right below the statues located to the side you can find a quotes and my favorite said "Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty"
Pediment and frieze featuring the name of the building and statues
Inside you can find the documents that tell the story of the United States from beforeit became an independent country. The most important are the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Along with these documents there are those about the Abolition of Slavery, the Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Marbury v. Madison, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, 13th Amendment, woman suffrage, and the document that welcomes immigrants into this country.
Details of the Corinthian columns and ceiling
It was a trip in history documented!
The details are amazing...I'm sure even better in person!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing some of your trip!ReplyDelete
I love learning about new things. I've never been to D.C., but it is definitely somewhere I'd like to visit one day.
i've been to d.c. many times and haven't made it to the national archives either. thanks so much for sharing these photos!ReplyDelete
love the new blog header!!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing these photos...beautiful.
I studied art history so I can really appreciate this;)
oh what pretty detail on that building! very nice :)ReplyDelete
i have never visited D.C. but i really want to go!! i love early US history so it would mean so much to see the documents and artifacts that have survived so long.ReplyDelete
thanks so much for your sweet comment :] looks like we're on opposite coasts!ReplyDelete
such a lovely little photo essay. what a BEAUTIFUL building and it looks like you had most excellent weather! I love the quote from the below the statue*ReplyDelete
I would love to get out there. Such gorgeous photographs!ReplyDelete
gotta love architecture!!! excellent pics..., thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more!ReplyDelete
Isn't that place amazing? Not just The Constitution but all the important documents from our Nation's history. Like, when reading original executive orders or letter from the President. It's amazing. The gift shop is also pretty amazing.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful pics!! I love Corinthian columns, isn't it sad nothing is made this elaborate any more??ReplyDelete
Never have been...someday...beautiful photos you take..CynthiaReplyDelete
i love d.c.! every american should go! your blog is presh!ReplyDelete
great photos, love the detail!ReplyDelete
Thanks :) xxReplyDelete
DC is just a fantastic place for architecture buffs. And lucky for you, so is Miami. Thanks for stopping by today. I'm heading over to the stationery right now...ReplyDelete
The architects who made these had such vision. Imagine a new nation who wants powerful buildings like these. Amazing.ReplyDelete
You are a doll to stop by and comment. Your photography is AMAZING to say the least! I am happy to be a new follower!! XXReplyDelete
mmmmmmmm I love your photography! really captures the beautyReplyDelete
love always :)
hope to hear from you
awesome post! love DC - great photos as well.ReplyDelete
All the details that go into these monuments are breathtaking!ReplyDelete
These columns are plain stunning!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Wish I lived someplace pretty!ReplyDelete