A rare opportunity surfaced the other day to go on a tour of the dome of the Thomas Jefferson Building, so ? as you might imagine ? I leapt on it in a heartbeat.
Not only did it offer a unique vantage on Washington, D.C., (especially the Capitol across First Street, along with the Capitol Visitor Center), but it put me so close the TJB?s iconic golden torch that I almost felt I could reach out and touch it. (The flag was at half-staff in memory of that late Sen. Craig Thomas.)
Enjoy the view, as seen through my digital camera, after the jump. Caption information can be found in mouse-over.