Two officials from USA!
Photos by John Penrod
US-2733208, sent by Beckys.
For over a century, the lighthouses of Lake Erie have guided ships into the many North coast harbors. Today, many of these gracious structures have been restored and still stand along the shore, from Sandusky to Ashtabula. Some are in ruins, yet somehow picturesque; others welcome visitors with museums and visitors' centers. - in: http://cleveland.about.com/od/clevelandattractions/ss/lighthouses.htm
Clockwise as shown: Presque Island, Erie Land, Buffallo Main, Marblehead, Dunkirk, Conneaut, Cleveland and Barcelona.
Photograph by Architect of the Capitol
The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a symbol of the American people and their government, the meeting place of the nation's legislature. The Capitol also houses an important collection of American art, and it is an architectural achievement in its own right. It is a working office building as well as a tourist attraction visited by millions every year.
Construction of the U.S. Capitol began in 1793. In November 1800, the U.S. Congress met in the first completed portion, the north wing. In the 1850s, major extensions to the North and South ends of the Capitol were authorized because of the great westward expansion of our nation and the resultant growth of Congress. Since that time, the U.S. Capitol and its stately dome have become international symbols of our representative democracy. - in: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/about-the-capitol