On our recent trip to Washington, DC we were lucky enough to see the US Capitol before scaffolding covers it up for a 2-year dome restoration project. Constructed 150 years ago, the cast iron dome hasn’t been renovated in over 50 years. When we visited, the rotunda had been closed temporarily so we opted to skip a building tour. We did however explore the visitor’s center beneath the building. We found it to be well worth our time, full of artifacts and scale models showing the District’s history and our government’s various roles through time. A great start to our day on the National Mall.
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- 07.19.22 : Buckingham Palace in London on the hottest day in British history.07.28.22 : Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile leads from the hilltop Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Hollyrood House. Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was escorted up this street today (09.12.22) from the palace to St Giles cathedral (second pic).07.25.22 : Rain-slicked streets met blue skies on our first evening in Inverness. With about 48,000 people, it is the largest city in the Scottish Highlands and is considered the region’s cultural capital.07.25.22 : Loch Ness, Scotland. No monsters to report that day.07.25.22 : That Scottish green though… Overlooking the Scottish Highlands from Suidhe Viewpoint near Loch Ness.07.26.22 : Making friends with the Scottish locals. Highland cattle originated in northern Scotland and the Hebrides Islands. Their wooly hair is great for withstanding the cool, rainy and windy conditions of the region and also gives them an epic set of bangs.