When I got into Baltimore, I took the bus to Union Station just to check my bag. And also to know where Union Station was because it was where I could both pick up my on-again-off-again tourist bus and where I'd take the Metro out to meet my friend each evening.
So I stored my bag, came out of the train station and the first thing you see is the Capitol Building. So I found my tour bus, hopped on, went the three stops to the Capitol and hopped off. I have to say, I love living in a country where I could just go wandering the grounds of our national capitol. (As long as you don't want to set up a tripod. You do that and the Capitol Police will be all over you in very short order.)
Right near where the bus let me off there was the sidewalk to nowhere. Basically it was the "TAKE YOUR PHOTOS HERE" spot. A slab of sidewalk about twenty-five feet out into the lawn of the Capitol and it gave you a pretty great view of the building. No one bothered you if you set up your tripod out here either.
|I'm Just a Bill... and I'm Sitting Here on Capitol Hill|
Like I said, I did some playing with isolating parts of buildings and things on this trip (yay telephoto lenses!) So, obviously this is the outside of the dome.
|Inside the Dome|
|Stars and Stripes and Columns|
|I Can't Go Here|
|Chicago Has State and Madison. D.C. Has... this.|
|The Washington Monument Sees What You Did There|
|Fall in Progress|
Okay, ten pictures makes a post. More soon.