Thursday, July 11, 2019

#MNStateCapitol

We've gotten in this habit of going to state capitols on trips - if time allows, for it. 

We thought it would be cool to stop by the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Why Go to a State Capitol?

The architecture is always amazing!

Even if you don't get into politics, it's still a place where big important decisions are made.

It's free! Minus the parking. We did pay for that. Speaking of which we had no clue what a pay box was. Do you know what one is? We parked and a sign said, "Pay at pay box." Something like that. Anyhow we had to ask someone, and they pointed out a box up the street. That's where you put your money, for parking.


  

I have to mention that I loved that sky that day! Big puffy clouds stood out. I could have taken 1,000 pictures of the outside of the building. I'm not kidding.

Details:


The Lobby: 

In any Capitol the lobby area is amazing! This one had highlights of gold in spots all over.






Tour:

We didn't plan on taking a tour. We weren't against a tour, but hadn't set one up. All the sudden when we went up the steps a tour came through. The tour guide said we could join.


In we went with the tour to the House of Representatives. There's more women on the Supreme Court than there ever have been. Kind of interesting. 


Gold lined the ceiling in many spots.






Golden Horses:

We would not of been able to see the Golden Horses, had we not been on the tour. She took us up on the roof, where we could see for miles.





Then what we could only see from afar before we were not close enough to touch it! 



 My favorite shot:

 

  


Cathedral of Saint Paul:

There was a great view of a cathedral from above, and we later walked to it down below.


Back in the State Capitol Staircase:


 

Peek a Boo Spot:

I saw this little spot, peeked through it and saw an amazing view.

 


Everything was so pretty! I think we could have stayed there all day!


How many state capitols have you been too?

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I got no compensation, for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 

3 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I always love visiting government buildings. They are so ornate and fun to look at. You captured some really amazing shots. I love the statue one that you say is your favorite too, and the church is great too!

Ai Sakura said...

Wow what a majestic building! Lucky you were at the right place at the right time to join in the tour :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

csuhpat1 said...

What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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