Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pentagon Memorial and the Capitol Building

The Pentagon Memorial......
To honor the 184 people whose lives were lost.
their families, and all those who sacrifice that we may live
in freedom...... WE WILL NEVER FORGET ............

President Washington started with the design of the Capitol in 1793. However it wasn't until 1863 that the rebuilding took the shape we presently recognize today. This was a great tour we had here at the Capitol.

The Apotheosis of George Washington.
This is on the dome of the Rotunda. It was just gorgeous. The fresco represents George Washington rising into the heavens, and flanked with female figures that represent Liberty and Freedom.
The enormous circular hall under the buildings dome is where eight huge oil painting hang. They depict signature events in American History, such as Columbus landing in the West Indies and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
This is John with the 19 foot tall "Lady of Freedom". She sits on top of the Capitol building and John sits with me.

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