National Archives Building, Washington D.C

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So this past summer my wife, mother-in-law, and I went to D.C. for vacation for about a week. I am extremely intrigued (as I feel like everyone should be) about our nation’s history, so personally I was pumped about the trip. Once we got there, we weren’t disappointed. I took a smorgasbord of pictures, and honestly more of my posts will most likely be from this trip also, but oh well. This first post is about the National Archives Building, and is home to the ORIGINAL Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution. (Along with the Magna Carta, Emancipation Proclamation, and others. If that’s not cool, then I don’t know what is.) Ever since the movie National Treasure, I’ve wondered about this building, this room, and of course the treasure map. Now I can’t confirm the map on the back, security is pretty tight in that room, so I guess I’ll never know for sure. In fact, they actually don’t allow pictures or cameras, but I couldn’t not sneak a pic! Anyways, both the exterior and interior were beautifully constructed, as you can see the columns, corinthian orders at the top, and the dome roof with intricate details. Even having learned just what we’ve gone over in class, I have only more respect and admiration for this building.

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