Thursday, March 2, 2017

Under The Dome

Soaring high above the District of Columbia, at the very top of the Capital Building, the Statue of Freedom has watched since 1863.  She stands on what is called, the Tholus. During the day, one would not notice a change...


...but at night, if you pay close attention, you can see it. Can you tell?


There is a small, but significant difference between these two pictures.


Did you catch it?  While the Capital Dome is illuminated 365 nights a year, the tholus is only lighted when the House of Representatives, or Senate, or both are in an evening session, burning the midnight oil, doing the work of governing.  Well, that's what they say they're doing, even though most of us may dispute how much they ever get accomplished.


I don't know how I've lived this long without knowing this factoid but since I get excited anytime I learn a bit of trivia, I thought you might like to know it, too!

Or, am I the only person who didn't know this?  Did you know? Well, why didn't you tell me?! While most politicians working under that dome don't seem very enlightened or make me feel good...


...the sight of The United States Capital Building always makes me feel good. I feel humble and proud.


It makes me whisper, "God Bless America, her citizens, and those working on our behalf."

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka She Who Believes In The Light of Democracy

3 comments:

Donna Hufman Warrington said...

I didn't know but I know now....that's pretty cool!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Pretty cool fact! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely week!

Sheena said...

I did not know either that was not included in our citizenship test lol. Thank you for sharing and increasing my American knowledge base 😉

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