Friday, April 23, 2010

State Capitol

The state capitol building was constructed in 1882-88 in Italian Renaissance Revival style using pink granite from a local quarry. The building is the largest state capitol building in the US but not the tallest.

Sight-seeing downtown Austin on our bikes, the only way to go

An underground extension of the capitol was completed in 1997

Gazing up the Rotunda

Glittering wing with fine terrazzo floor

This guv' looks familiar . . .

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