Up until then I had passed the United States Capitol several times on my wander around Washington D.C. I just hadn’t imagined it to be the colossal complex it turned out to be. Which I of course found out on the one day I was short on time 🙂 Because if you want to take a closer look inside this landmark, you are strongly recommended by the visitor centre to book a tour in advance. A good thing I discovered this a couple of days before – in fact a bit randomly as it didn’t hit me that that would be something I had to do – maybe it’s just me… It turned out crossing the grounds, from the front to the back of the building, took a lot longer than I thought it would, and I nearly missed my slot. Arriving (all stressed out) in this huge visitor centre (hall would be a better description) didn’t help the matter. With a little help from a security guard I found my way and showed up in time. But it turned out to be all for nothing, because the Capitol’s inside was a REAL downer! I guess sometimes it is about outward appearances and not inward significance… Well, in one way that is.