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The Rotunda
13-JAN-2018

The Rotunda

The next, and main, stop on the tour of the US Capitol was the Rotunda, which sits beneath the enormous dome. Itís lined with famous old paintings and sculptures of US presidents and is used for important ceremonial events such as the lying in state of eminent citizens. Usually filled with tourists, it was relatively empty that day. On the far wall are the paintings "The Baptism of Pocahontas" (C) by John Gadsby Chapman, commissioned in 1837 and placed in 1840, and "Embarkation of the Pilgrims" (L) by Robert Walter Weir, commissioned in 1837 and placed in 1844.

The alternate dome, posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield23-Jan-2018 01:44
It is quite spectacular! V
Ton T.21-Jan-2018 18:34
An impressive interior and a veryf beautiful image of it! V
Gill Kopy20-Jan-2018 02:03
I love how the paintings bring such a richness to this area - great shot V
bill friedlander19-Jan-2018 19:19
A big and beautiful place. Lovely image. V
janescottcumming19-Jan-2018 17:52
Those are big paintings! Such a neat place to visit. V
Tom Munson19-Jan-2018 17:30
You do get around, Helen. Terrific image.
Hennie & Lies Lammers19-Jan-2018 15:58
This is a very fine image!! Well captured...
Pierre19-Jan-2018 15:32
Une très belle vue de cet intérieur formidable et de ces nombreux visiteurs! V
Nick Paoni19-Jan-2018 15:12
What a neat experience to be there. Love seeing the way the different folks interact with this environment.
Milan Vogrin19-Jan-2018 14:52
Beautiful!V!
Jim Coffman19-Jan-2018 14:51
A very impressive place.. Well captured, Helen...