Monday, April 6, 2009

The Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol Building is a beautiful example of late 19th century public architecture. Rising 15 feet higher than the nation's capitol, the building is made from "sunset red" granite quarried just 50 miles from the site. Guided tours are offered daily, with the exception of major holidays. Tours include the capitol building and the new underground extension and cover the history of the building, the legislative process, and a good bit of Texas history too. For those who plan to visit before the end of May 2009, you could see state government in action. The 81st Legislature is currently in session, and the public is welcome to come watch the legislative process at work. Photo courtesy of MattyV53.

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