Monday, June 4, 2012

A visit to a very old, but important building

The capitol from the outside.  Every time I tried to place it at the
bottom of the blog, it just insisted on being at the top.
We traveled to Northern California for our granddaughter's college graduation.  We were at loose ends a few days and took that time to see a little of Sacramento, which we hadn't really spent any time since we were teens.  Let's have a look.

If you look closely, you'll see that this hedge has been
trimmed into human and animal shapes.
On the way in, a statue or six

I like the real person too.
No photo of it, but entering the capitol building was the first time I encountered a body scanner since i got Pally (my defibrillator).  It surprised me that it was there.  I explained that I'd set it off and they did a body scan.  Let me tell you, the TSA should take lessons from these people who were friendly and polite and did the job with as little fuss as possible.  They even let me bring my walking stick inside.  Of course it was a weekend and nothing particular was going on, but we few tourists.

They allowed us to view the Senate chambers
 from the balcony.  It's so lovely.
Then a series of vintage offices looking
as if the inhabitants had just stepped away.
Can you imagine how much wood it
took to heat all of the offices?
Another office.  I love the flowers.
Another view.
The rotunda.  It's copper clad on the outside.

I really felt proud to be a part of all this.  I wish I had been there when it was full of people bustling around with State business.  I probably saw more because I was there on the weekend.



  1. I love those old buildings with rotundas and incredible workmanship. Glad you passed security with the Pally! :)

    Glad you are back--I was just wondering about you and hoping you were doing well.

  2. It was awesome walking through and seeing the car they put into the building of it. I'll post more photos in a few days.

  3. I love touring buildings like this! Congratulations on your granddaughter's graduation!

  4. Thanks Barbara. Laura thanks you as well. She's going to be a teacher and I think she'll do well at it.


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