After a business photo shoot for a marketing company I freelance for wrapped up early this morning I had some free time to roam around Capitol Hill. I found myself drawn to the US Capitol since it was still early in the morning and the light landing on the east side of the building was beautiful. After snapping a few shots, I found myself inside waiting in line for a tour.
I’ve never been inside the US Capitol before, so I figured I’d take advantage of the time I had this morning. Since I had my trusty Tokina 11-16mm ultra wide angle lens, I figured I would get some fun interior architecture shots.
This is a shot of the Capitol Crypt, a hall that is directly underneath the floor of the Rotunda. It was built under the supervision of the US Capitol’s third architect, Charles Bulfinch, and completed in 1837. The room features 40 Doric columns made of brown stone with sandstone arches. The room also features 13 statues from the National Statuary Hall collection which represent the original 13 colonies.