Thursday, April 28, 2011

looking back.

it sure seems like i've been on some dc obsession kick lately with all these dc posts, but i came across this picture on the left a few weeks ago and i find it so fascinating. this is the capitol building back in 1846. when comparing it to the capitol today it's clear how much it has expanded, but i find it interesting that it seems just as elaborate back then than it is today. now i'm no expert in architecture, especially dc architecture (however i do know that at the time of its construction, the washington monument was once the tallest building in the united states. and is the tallest building in dc today) but don't you think that this was probably one extravagant endeavor back then? i think so.




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