Monday, October 09, 2006

The Capitol Building

DSC01453, originally uploaded by cameronduff.

With so much West Wing under my belt it was great to finally visit this building that I've seen so much of. What's immediately striking about this building is its scale compared to the Whitehouse (which it literally dwarfs). Apparently, the founders always intended for the legislature to retain primacy over the executive branch of government and so they build the respective houses of each branch on a scale to reflect this political commitment. That and a fetish for the architectural grandeur of imperial Rome...


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