Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Madison Building Christmas Decorations
Compared to the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building is quite austere when it comes to Christmas decor. Never mind that the Librarian of Congress traditionally reads "The Night Before Christmas" under the gloriously decorated tree in the Great Hall. That event does require traditionally beautiful backgrounds. I work in the Madison Building. And every year, the front entrance off Independence Avenue is distinguished by placing a bunch of poinsettias parading as a Christmas tree in the lobby. As for the rest of the big box office setting, there is an occasional Christmas wreath hanging on the front doors of the different offices. Perhaps I'm a bit early capturing the seasonal delights, but they were few and far in between. I think we'll be seeing more engaging items as the countdown to the holiday begins, but it could never match the beauty of the Jefferson Building - even without the Christmas Tree.