Posted by: danielfee | January 21, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 01-21-2013

U.S. Capitol Building - Washington D.C.

U.S. Capitol – Washington D.C.

Today is inauguration day, so I thought it would be a great time to use my photo of the U.S. Capitol building as my travel photo of the day. This was taken many years ago on a bright beautiful sunny summer day. Construction on the Capitol began on September 18, 1793 when George Washington presided over a festive procession, including a fife and drum corps from nearby Alexandria, that crossed over the Potomac to the Capitol site. Officiating as the Grand Master, Washington put on an embroidered Masonic apron and climbed into the trench, hoisted a trowel and spread cement on the cornerstone. But much of the remainder of the Capitol was built using slave labor. So today was an incredible day when you realize that America’s first black President was sworn in for his second term, on the steps of the Capitol built by slaves, with his hand placed on the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s bible, the leader of the Civil Rights movement, which was placed on top of Abraham Lincoln’s bible, the President who freed the salves. We have come a long way!

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