11 Apr 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: The Capitol Fence

A friend (OK, actually The Hill is Home’s own Maria Helena Carey) asked about the odd columns in the National Gallery’s sculpture garden.  Made of dingy sandstone, they match the huts that sit on Constitution Avenue, on the Ellipse, and at the corners of 15th and 17th Streets. As it turns out, these do have […]

24 Sep 2015

Capitol Hill:

Capitol Hill Welcomes Pope Francis

This morning, after having watched the rest of the city get their chance to see Pope Francis, it was finally Capitol Hill’s turn. As a special invited guest of Congress, he addressed a joint session. The tickets to be inside the chamber quickly became some of the hottest ones in town. Instead, like thousands of others, The […]

15 Apr 2015


Doug Hughes, 61, Lands Gyrocopter on Capitol Lawn

Another day, another bizarre happening unfolds in our Nation’s Capital– specifically on the United States Capitol lawn, where 61-year old Florida postal worker Doug Hughes decided to fly a gyrocopter to deliver a message on campaign reform to Congress, according to reports from several sources including the Tampa Bay Times. Frankly, here at The Hill […]

05 Mar 2015


Sled-In on Capitol Hill…Only in DC

Only in DC. I find myself saying that a lot. Only in DC do you see so many TVs in bars tuned to CNN. Only in DC do you have to plan your commute home around motorcades and protests. Only in DC is there a drinking game to the SOTU a normal thing. And Only […]

09 Dec 2013

Hill's Eye View: Honored at Half Mast

Seeing a flag at half mast at the Capitol is always sobering. John Sonderman gracefully captures this micro view of the flag demonstrates. This photo was taken in September, but the one flying this morning shows the nations’ reverence for the trials and triumphs of Nelson Mandela. Share your photos with the THIH Flickr group.

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