The more familiar side of the Capitol faces the Mall and the Washington Monument. This is the 'business' side with its three sets of steps and a huge paved and grass areas facing the US Supreme Court and other important locations.
It is vast. I was more than 200meters from the building and my wide angle lens is at 10mm!!
The family in front of me were taking a family picture. I waited 20mins for them to finish but gave up - lots of serious shouting but little by way of results. It became as much a picture of them as of the building! Here mum is screeching at son to get back and join his sister.