Monday, November 10, 2008

Library of Congress

I was hanging out with a new friend yesterday and she mentioned that she had never been to the Library of Congress but had always wanted to go. I know I wrote about it earlier this year but figured I'd give her some inspiration to head over there! Late last year I made it over to the Library of Congress finally to see one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. No exaggeration -it's the cover of the book of the same title! It's a wonderful book that I've really enjoyed -i've attached a link to amazon to buy it on my sidebar -check it out!

19 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

How incredibly beautiful! I have yet to visit the LOC, but now I'm more anxious than ever!

Be the change..... said...

POC, it's a very beautiful and colorful building -it's also open to the public and you can get your own Library of Congress library card! Most materials must be read in the actual building though and not checked out.

Pigtown-Design said...

Never been there (blush).

Cote de Texas said...

This is the United States???!
I didn't realize we had such beautiful public spaces, God.

Be the change..... said...

I never had either, PD! it's never too late! check it out!!

Be the change..... said...

Washington is full of such spaces, CdT!! It just takes some snooping around to find them!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! And now your blog has traffic from Zambia! :)

Alex said...

Consider me inspired! And thanks. I had so much fun!

Toby Worthington said...

Thank you dear architect, for another delicious tour!
The Library of Congress~such a dry name for such a sumptuous place. Who knew??

ArchitectDesign said...

Thanks, Toby! It is a rather dry name -but anyone can go to study the materials there -it's an amazing place!
Alex, I had a great day as well! Hope you get to see the library soon!

Kwana said...

These pictures are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing them. My 14 year old son is going to Washington with a youth church group in December. I know he'll be pretty booked but I really hope he gets to take in some of the wonderful Architecture. I'm going to share your blog with him.
He's just starting to think about college and careers but I'm so happy to say that Architecture is high on his list.

ArchitectDesign said...

Kwana, thats wonderful! If he thinks he wants to study architecture, make sure he goes to a school that has an accredited architecture program, many schools are not - just another thing to add to finding out about a potential school! Luckily, DC is full of wonderful architecture so he'll be able to take it in despite his busy schedule!

David said...

Ok, that's been moved way up on my "to-see" list. Thanks!

Diane said...

What wonderful photos. Great post - thank you

Snackworthy said...

Great photos. Very beautiful place.

Renee Finberg said...

wow !

Janet said...

I love doing research there...though generally I end up in the Madison Building :( But, the reading room at the Jefferson is so fantastic!

ArchitectDesign said...

I haven't been inside the madison but it's not nearly as beautiful of course, very few places are! LOL
On a related note, while at the Renwick gallery this weekend, I realized one of the 'art' pieces of furniture (a secretary) on the 2nd floor featured a model of that reading room in the upper portion of the cabinet! Have you seen it, Janet?

Topsy Turvy said...

Sorry I missed seeing this on my trip. Just one more reason to come back ...

-Lana