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María Urrutia Ocoró the first gold medalist in women’s 75kg weightlifting, 2000. The only Colombian gold medalist (so far), María went on to serve in the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia (Lower House of Congress) from 2002 to 2010. Update: During the 2012 Games, Colombian Mariana Pajon won the country's second gold in women's BMX.

María Urrutia Ocoró the first gold medalist in women’s 75kg weightlifting, 2000. The only Colombian gold medalist (so far), María went on to serve in the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia (Lower House of Congress) from 2002 to 2010. Update: During the 2012 Games, Colombian Mariana Pajon won the country's second gold in women's BMX.

Casa de Julia Tarafa: Havana’s love affair with art deco blossomed at a time of commercial promise: Cuba had grown rich on the back of the sugar trade – especially during the first world war. Like its neighbour, Miami, across the Florida Straits, where art deco flourished in South Beach and Miami Beach, pastel colours and whimsical motifs were introduced, creating a tropical deco’ look. This private house was designed by architect Angel de Zárraga in 1933. #ArtDeco #Cuba

A spotlight on Havana's art deco heritage – in pictures

Casa de Julia Tarafa: Havana’s love affair with art deco blossomed at a time of commercial promise: Cuba had grown rich on the back of the sugar trade – especially during the first world war. Like its neighbour, Miami, across the Florida Straits, where art deco flourished in South Beach and Miami Beach, pastel colours and whimsical motifs were introduced, creating a tropical deco’ look. This private house was designed by architect Angel de Zárraga in 1933. #ArtDeco #Cuba

library of congress - why: i love books, and this is the largest library in the world. the website is really boring btw.

library of congress - why: i love books, and this is the largest library in the world. the website is really boring btw.

Telegraph Hill (Houses), Alta Street, San Francisco (1940) via Historic American Buildings Survey | A. J. Wittlock, Photographer, Library of Congress

Telegraph Hill (Houses), Alta Street, San Francisco (1940) via Historic American Buildings Survey | A. J. Wittlock, Photographer, Library of Congress

WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.

GOP reinstates usage of 'illegal alien' in Library of Congress' records

WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.

GREENBRIER BUNKER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV • Indulge in a little espionage while visiting the Allegheny Mountain’s posh Greenbrier resort, where a bunker was secretly built in 1956 to house members of Congress should nuclear war break out. Now declassified, the fallout shelter could have accommodated more than 1,100 people behind 25-ton blast doors; today, it’s a time capsule of Cold War hubris. The unused bunker came equipped with a power plant, decontamination chambers, communications…

GREENBRIER BUNKER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV • Indulge in a little espionage while visiting the Allegheny Mountain’s posh Greenbrier resort, where a bunker was secretly built in 1956 to house members of Congress should nuclear war break out. Now declassified, the fallout shelter could have accommodated more than 1,100 people behind 25-ton blast doors; today, it’s a time capsule of Cold War hubris. The unused bunker came equipped with a power plant, decontamination chambers, communications…

Florida House was built by Edwin Manning, an architect who worked on the Library of Congress. FL Embassy in DC

There's Only One State Embassy In Washington. Of Course, It's Florida's

Florida House was built by Edwin Manning, an architect who worked on the Library of Congress. FL Embassy in DC

The Cliff House in 1940 - with all the fog, those pants and skirts look pretty comfy!

15 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of San Francisco

The Cliff House in 1940 - with all the fog, those pants and skirts look pretty comfy!

Take in Washington DC’s landmarks at night, including the White House, US Capitol Building and Washington Monument, on a guided tour via an electric cart. Cruise around Capitol Hill and get great views of important monuments illuminated by floodlights, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Smithsonian and more. Two open-air, eco-friendly vehicles each seat five people plus a guide, ensuring a more personalized ...

Take in Washington DC’s landmarks at night, including the White House, US Capitol Building and Washington Monument, on a guided tour via an electric cart. Cruise around Capitol Hill and get great views of important monuments illuminated by floodlights, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Smithsonian and more. Two open-air, eco-friendly vehicles each seat five people plus a guide, ensuring a more personalized ...

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Where do they find the space? The Library of Congress houses more than 100 million books, maps, recordings, manuscripts, films and photos including items from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection.

Where do they find the space? The Library of Congress houses more than 100 million books, maps, recordings, manuscripts, films and photos including items from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection.

Who knew? The president of the United States lives in a national park. Every president since John Adams has called the White House home. The 6-story, 132-room home, in the style of an Irish country manor, is part of the 18-acre grounds we know as President’s Park. Want to tour the White House? Make your request to your member of Congress 6 months in advance.Location: View of Truman Balcony and Ellipse from Constitution Avenue

National Park Sites Near Washington-Baltimore

Who knew? The president of the United States lives in a national park. Every president since John Adams has called the White House home. The 6-story, 132-room home, in the style of an Irish country manor, is part of the 18-acre grounds we know as President’s Park. Want to tour the White House? Make your request to your member of Congress 6 months in advance.Location: View of Truman Balcony and Ellipse from Constitution Avenue

House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Les Charmettes, in Chambéry, France, ca. 1895, a photochrom by Detroit Publishing Co., via Library of Congress.

House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Les Charmettes, in Chambéry, France, ca. 1895, a photochrom by Detroit Publishing Co., via Library of Congress.

Picture of the Library of Congress. Favorite experience. A true treasure in itself and all it houses.

Picture of the Library of Congress. Favorite experience. A true treasure in itself and all it houses.