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My favourite place(s)

When thinking about where my favourite place in DC was, there were a few contenders. I’d managed to narrow it down to one place; but my adventures this weekend put a spanner in the works and now I have two (not that I’m complaining!).

1. Capitol Hill Books
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Exploring Eastern Market yesterday (which in itself is an amazing place with stalls and food galore) I happened upon possibly the greatest book store I have ever visited: Capitol Hill Books.

The shop has 2 floors of used books and is an absolute treasure trove of bargains, it is absolutely adorable and I think if I was allowed to move in I would! But aside from the gloriously chaotic atmosphere, the hilarious messages poking out of the books are what make the store so unique – I could have taken about 50 more photos!

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2. The Speakers Balcony
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My other favourite place is on a completely different vein, yet is just as special. Over the last 5 months I’ve been lucky enough to intern for a Congressman in the House of Representatives, and amongst the perks of the job (many of which equal free muffins) is the ability to visit the speakers balcony.

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The balcony is only open when the house isn’t in session; because the speaker does actually use it when he is there, and you can only get there with a staff badge or by getting a special tour not available to the public. It is a truly great view and standing up there makes me feel like the Queen of the USA. I finish interning on Friday so I’m going to try and get one more sneaky visit in before I leave!

Tamsin

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