Thursday, December 17, 2015

Texas State Capitol

The Sunset Red granite Texas State Capitol is the largest in the US and is 308 feet taller than the US Capitol. The building dominates the Austin skyline at the north end of Congress Street. We decided to tour the building on our first day in Austin.

On the grounds we saw a statue dedicated to Terry's Rangers, a group of Texas Rangers that fought in the Civil War.

Another was dedicated to Texas' Confederate Dead.

We enjoyed exploring the interior of the building. The building's dome is beautiful.

I loved the hallways with each office door framed in dark wood.

Texas is the Lone Star state and much of the decoration, from chandeliers to doorknobs to window etchings, exhibit the star.

The desks in the Senate and House chambers are interesting. And the Christmas tree in the House chamber is spectacular.

Look at the posts in the stairway hand rail. Aren't they beautiful?

We were glad we had the opportunity to visit this wonderful building.

1 comment:

  1. This brought back memories of when we toured...glad you noticed the hinges and doorknobs!!!