12 April 2011

the library of congress.

one of my favorite moments during my recent weekend in d.c. was the morning i spent in the library of congress.  the building itself was so stunning, i barely made it to the books. from the paintings to the poetry, the great hall excited me the way being a part of a university always did. 

eventually i did make it to the books, though, and there i was, surrounded by the actual collections that inspired and informed the founders of our country. i was overwhelmed in the way that only you true lovers of books and words can understand. 


  1. Alexa, these are beautiful! The contrast of color on the ceiling against the grey marble is stunning! But where are all the books? LOL

  2. Oh, I suppose I should have mentioned that photos of the books aren't allowed!