Over the course of three days we roamed through most of the congressional buildings. And it seems like every 15 feet there was another metal detector that I had to run all my gear through. Luckily I’ve done this enough times that I have the routine down, and we weren’t late for any appointments. Every politician has his or her work space decorated in their own unique way. But I’m always amazed by this guy’s deeep blue office.
One of my favorite behind-the-scenes things to do is travel through the underground tunnels that connect the different buildings with the Capitol. And my rock star moment on this trip was that I got to eat lunch in the members dining room. One congresswoman took us out to lunch there on our second day. Unfortunately photographs are not allowed in the dining room (as I was reminded by the staff 4 or 5 times) but I did get some good shots of us cruising through the underground.
Of course if there’s one thing I’ve learned about politicians and politics it’s that they play as hard as they work. So we checked out the nightlife whenever possible. The W Hotel has a rooftop bar with an amazing nighttime view of the US Treasury with the White House in the background.
And my absolute favorite shot from this trip was taken in the Library of Congress with my 15mm fisheye lens. Yeah, I could spend an entire day taking photos in there.
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