For a while I used to say that the Dome was going through its turbulent teenage years because it was under renovation and the scaffolding reminded me of a pubescent wearing braces. It’s been over a year since the Dome has returned to all of its glory and I can’t wait to share with you my tour.
The Dome was closed for 2 years and I was fortunate to be invited onto a tour which I gladly accepted! You need a “sponsor”, a member of Congress to organize group. So after meeting at the appointed time at the Capitol crypt, I signed the waiver stating that I understood the strenuous activity that I was about to embark and we were off! I didn’t wear my usual heels because I knew that I was headed up 300+ steps to reach the top and eventually down.
The tour takes you to the highest point which is the Tholos. From this vantage point, you can see as far as 15 miles. So when I look at the Dome now, I can envision where I walked around the outer balcony of the tholos!
I grew up in the DC area and being that this was the 1st time I was touring the Dome, it was truly magnificent. Amazing to learn the history as well as see up close the masterful artistry & structural engineering.