It’s pretty clear the Stanley Cup loves being in the DMV, and just doesn’t want to go home. On Wednesday, our beloved Cup spent part of the day visiting folks on Capitol Hill (renamed Capital Hill for today) First stop was the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia.
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NoVa Caps photographer Joe Noyes was on hand for the historic visit. Here is his report:
Earlier today the office of congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) had the opportunity to host the Stanley Cup. The congresswoman and her office were gracious enough to open up a one hour block of time this morning to the public so that they could come view and take photos with the Stanley Cup.
Fans were allowed to begin lining up outside the office today at 9 AM. For those who have been lucky enough to see the cup thus far, most would likely tell you to arrive early and expect long lines, however upon arriving this morning the line of fans seemed very short and appeared to be at the time around 70 fans or so.
For those who showed up it was a real treat as a short line with a few people waiting behind them afforded each fan a longer more intimate visit with the cup. For me the experience was the best yet of my visits with Lord Stanley’s Cup. I was able to spend around five minutes taking photos, touching, and inspecting the cup (as well as a kiss or two) which really gave me ample time to really appreciate the moment without having to take a quick picture and move along.
Here are a few images captured by Joe.
A few more images from today’s event:
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Unique moment on Capitol Hill – Caps fans get their pics with the Stanley Cup pic.twitter.com/qMBMMxUkAK
— Mitchell Miller (@mmillerwtop) October 17, 2018
I was honored to be the police escort for the Stanley Cup at the Capitol today!! Our patch is now headed to the @HockeyHallFame What an honor! #ALLCAPS #stanleycupchampions #StanleyCup @StanleyCup @NoVa_Caps @Capitals @keeperofthecup @NHL @PR_NHL @TedLeonsis pic.twitter.com/HjAV77K2CZ
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