We visited Washington, D.C. a few days before Christmas, and we stopped by the Library of Congress, which is one of our favorite buildings. The tall tree in the center of the main entrance was beautiful, but the building is simply majestic. The mosaic tile work and the grand stairways and columns can only truly be appreciated in person. If you ever have a chance to visit Washington, DC, the Library of Congress should not be missed! We especially love reading the quotes around the ceiling of the main entrance. One of our favorites is "In books lies the soul of the whole past time."
Pictures of the Library of Congress and other holiday sights in DC are located on the "Side Trips" page. We also loved the elaborate model train display in the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory, which featured models of famous monuments throughout the world.