Fallout 3 vs. Reality: Photo Comparison

The National Archives

Photo by Ronald Heft (Flickr)

Marble? Check. Frieze? Check. Pediment? Check. Columns? Check. Yep, that's Neoclassical architecture. The archives are close, but many of the decorative details (such as the column's capitals) are missing. We'll give it an 'A' for effort anyway.

Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom

Photo by kun0me (Flickr)

Inside the National Archives we find the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom - those charters being the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Things are in a bit of disrepair in Fallout 3's version, but most of the little details are there (even the empty rectangles on the walls where there were once paintings).

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