A visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic Church in the US.  It has a large, colourful basilica with lots of mosaics, but is not as fancy as other churches we have seen.

The US Capitol Building and the Library of Congress are impressive buildings with lots of marble, gold, and plaster cherubs etc.  The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and has 838 miles of bookshelves.  The main reading room is very large with separate reading rooms for other subjects.  The US Capitol Building houses 100 senators and 435 representatives, many of them up for election next week. 

We buzz over on the subway to the Pentagon, but tours are restricted, as is photography!  Then onto Arlington National Cemetery with its tombs, monuments, shrines, and gravesites for military and eligible family.

We stroll the cobblestone streets of Georgetown with its gentrified neighborhoods.

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