A Visit to the Library of Congress

| December 5, 2011

Hello everyone! Recently I took a trip down to Washington D.C. for the NCSS Conference, and while I was there decided to swing by the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and it consists of three buildings: the Jefferson Building, the Adams Building, and the Madison Building. During my trip I only had time to stroll into the Jefferson Building and take a look around.

Here is a picture of the Jefferson Building:

Outside the Jefferson Building was a map showing the locations of the other two buildings of the Library of Congress:

Here is a picture of an interesting statue in front of the Library, I did not find any detailed information about it. I believe it is a statue of the Greek God Poseidon:

After going through security I took some pictures of the interior of the library. This was the only area where they allowed photography, it is not allowed once you go further in the library. I was not able to browse through their books since you need to make an appointment ahead of time to do so, and need to go through certain procedures. I tried to take as many pictures as I can, here are some pictures of the beautiful interior:

The library has their own Christmas tree:

Library Ceiling:

This is a picture of the Mosaic of Minerva by Elihu Vedder :