Got a very long and winding bus journey from Silver Spring this morning to a subway station to get into DC. Went to Capitol Hill and to the Library of Congress first, which is the world's largest library, it fills 3 buildings with over 26 million books, 36 million manuscripts and maps, photographs and sheet music. The library was established by an act of congress in 1800 when the seat of government moved from Philadelphia to the new capital city of DC....
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Themba dropped us off at the Metro station near his office this morning and we got the underground into DC. We went first to Federal Triangle stop which is downtown; you exit onto Pennsylvania Avenue - which is George W. Bush's street. All the architecture is Roman and Greek inspired, very classical and imposing. Very different from any place we've been to on this trip. It was a gorgeous hot, sunny day so all the buildings looked impressive and gl...