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One in a series of pictures taken in Washington DC on Independence Day 1993 at the start of a business trip to the United States. All were shot on slide film, probably Kodak Ektachrome. They have recently been scanned and converted to digital using Photoshop. This last picture in the series shows the North-East portico of the Capitol Building that gives access to the chamber of the United States Senate.

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though it has never been the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol is the origin by which both the quadrants of the District are divided and the city was planned. Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as "fronts." Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries.

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