The Great Hall in June

The Great Hall of the Library of Congress

Speaking of “great halls,” I was just over in our very own Great Hall and thought that I would post a quick pic that I took. Such a gorgeous building — even a novice shutterbug like me can’t mess it up.

You wouldn’t necessarily know it from this shot, but the place is teeming with visitors right now — just the way we like it! I bought a few items at the Retail Sales Shop and even had to wait in line at the cash register, but they opened two more registers quite quickly.

I can’t imagine that the clerks there know who I am, so I’m sure that means there is good customer service to be had even when bloggers aren’t lurking about!


  1. Mark Hoffmeyer
    June 7, 2007 at 12:44 am

    I took a few shots of the Great Hall and Jefferson building as well. Hope you enjoy them,

  2. Przeprowadzki
    June 8, 2007 at 6:39 am

    Great Hall, I’m looking forward to see other pictures If you have some.

  3. Matt Raymond
    June 8, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Mark, thanks for the link to your great photos. That’s exactly the kind of thing we love to see!

    And I’m very glad that you had photos of the beautiful and — in my opinion — underrated Madison Hall. (FYI, the picture of the bust is of our fourth president, not our third.) The Thomas Jefferson Building is GORGEOUS, but it doesn’t have the market cornered on aesthetic spaces at the Library.

    I was just thinking that last night at a major event we had there, which I hope to blog about later today. (The post is done, but I’m having some technical issues with photos that I first wanted to iron out.)

  4. Justin Thorp
    June 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Matt, there is also a group within Flickr dedicated to nothing else but photos of the Library of Congress.

  5. Jay Wollmann
    June 8, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    That does look like a beautiful building!

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