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As promised: Photos from DC

In case you didn't know what it's like to interview a Senator — or if you didn't know what Sen. Voinovich looks like.

The U.S. Capitol on a warm and sunny day.

The new (well, new to me) visitor's center under the Capitol.

The sun shines in from two atriums in the visitors center. Makes for a cool looking picture, I think.

The Vietnam Memorial is tough to photograph at night, but still very moving.

The little round lights are the ones that line the Vietnam memorial. I love this photo because it looks like they are lighting the way to the Washington monument.

I don't really know why, but Abe may be my favorite. I've seen him four times now, and something about his memorial calms me every time.

This is a view of the Washington monument from the WWII memorial. We were very lucky that the water was running that day, and it was stunning.

Here is the field of stars on the west side of the WWII memorial. They represent the lives lost in war, reflected in a pool of still water in their memory.

One of the few group shots I got on the trip. This is just a fraction of those who attended. I think we were close to 100, but I never got the final count.

A carved front page hanging in the National Press Club. Our Farm Bureau friends hosted a dinner for us there on evening. It was so cool to look through all the front pages of history.

This is the front of Newseum which etches out the First Amendment. I finally got this shot on a cab ride past the building. Next time, I actually want to go inside!

And yet another plane shot. We were above the clouds on the way home, and I couldn't resist.


  1. You did a good job on with the photo jounalism........enjoyed all the pictures and your comments. Good Job Tami!!!


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