Upon my arrival in Washington D.C. I was super glad to find out that my Bed & Breakfast accommodation is just near the U.S. Capitol Building. It was only a five minute walk. That is why after checking-in, dropping my luggage and having no time to waste, I immediately headed to this imposing building.
It was barely 30 minutes before the U.S Capitol visitor center closes that is why I opted not to enter and instead roam the grounds and marvel myself from the beauty and grandeur of the said building.
My carnal body and itchy feet however led me to a gorgeous building just across the U.S. Capitol. It was too beautiful that I totally forgot how excited I was on seeing and taking shots of the U.S. Capitol. The fine-looking building I am talking about is the Thomas Jefferson Building formerly known as the Library of Congress Building.
Accepting visitors too for this building was about cease for the day but I opted to enter thinking that I’d rather spend my afternoon’s remaining time inside this less-known building instead of my much preferred U.S. Capitol.
The stupidity in me was so high that afternoon that I was actually clueless and was not expecting anything to marvel about inside this building. But upon entry my jaw simply dropped! I never imagined that this building’s interior would elaborately be so decorated. I was astonished to see each of the sections of the building which of course exhibits the richness of the American history and culture.
I thought that the highlight of all highlights was the splendor, opulence and grandness of the main hall. But when my curiosity attacked, I led myself to a small stairs which looks like it accommodates long queues of people on ordinary days because of the signs posted (but none that afternoon was around since the building was already closing). I discovered an even grander magnificence of this extra-ordinarily beautiful building. The unimposing stairs led me to the Main Reading Room of the building! And if dropped jaws can further plunge, I guess that was what pretty happened to me during that time!
And when I was done doing the tour of the building, I felt “pahiya” (guilty and embarrassed) because I underestimated the beauty and grandness of the Thomas Jefferson Building which I later found out to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the United States.
I was at a wow stated when I left Thomas Jefferson Building. It then dawned in me that my Washington D.C. adventure would be something colorful and spectacular!
Wow! Hindi ko akalain, gradioso pala sa loob!