Continuing on...here is the Old Post Office Pavillion, the tallest structure along Pennsylvania Ave. You can take tours of the bell tower that give some impressive views of the city.
Here's a shot of the Ben Franklin statue in fron of the Old Post Office:
This came out much better than I imagined it would--it's a shot looking through the archway of the IRS Building.
Here's a shot of the IRS building itself:
One of our reasons for going out was to visit the Natural History Museum, which contained--among other things--a display on orchids that my wife wanted to see. I won't bore you with a bunch of pics of flowers, but here's one of the prehistoric elephant that sits in the entrance:
A view of the National Archives Building, as seen from the fountain in the National Gallery's sculpture garden:
..and a shot of the Archives Building itself:
Some of the buildings on Indiana Plaza. Note the building in the foreground--it's actually a beautiful building, but whoever owns it has painted it that horrible pink color. Such a travesty.
A popular view of the Capitol, as seen looking down Pennsylvania Ave.
And finally, the Metro stop we headed down to go home.