Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Supreme Court North Side

It was about this time last year when the renovation of the south side of the Supreme Court was completed. A beautiful garden now fills the entire block that sits across the Library of Congress Jefferson Building. Everyone recognizes the front of the Supreme Court, and the back is somewhat of a mirror image without the huge staircase and grand facade. The north side, however, is rather bland. Over the last couple of years a renovation has occurred on that side as well and is finally completed. It's like a huge football field. The gardens are lost in the space and the walkway toward the building is massive. The only reason we have paid attention to it is because my husband walks that way every morning and the sidewalk has been blocked. He has run in to Clarence Thomas on several occasions. Now the curb has been re bricked and it is finally ready for pedestrians. But rather than take the sidewalk we decided to amble up the walkway towards the stunning structure. As usual, the police guard was on duty. The prettiest view was walking east and eyeballing the Capitol Hill architectural elements of the homes across the street. They seemed tiny next to this place - almost like they didn't belong. It would be a great place to live if you worked right across the street. Their commute would be even shorter than mine. 

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