Our Beautiful Dome

I was in Washington, D.C. today, and got a chance to stop by the Capitol.

Americans can and do disagree about what happens inside the Capitol, but we can all agree it is a beautiful building.  The dome is a particularly inspiring architectural feature — enormous yet somehow delicate, perched atop the rest of the structure, its cavernous insides swallowing up the voices inside.  It’s like an architectural metaphor for a sprawling country that moves forward despite the tiny voices of political discord.

I like the back lit view of the Capitol because it accentuates the majesty of the dome, with the day’s dying sunlight streaming through and the features set in sharp relief.

2 thoughts on “Our Beautiful Dome

  1. Is there a reason one does not call on an old friend when visiting the most powerful city, in the most powerful country?


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