Postcard from the Texas State Capitol

September 6, 2012 in Places,United States

Austin seems an unlikely choice for the capital of Texas–but then again, many are surprised to learn that California isn’t led by San Francisco or Los Angeles, but rather my lovely hometown of Sacramento. Austin is liberal, active, outdoorsy, fit in a state that’s known to be anything but.

Exterior of the Texas State Capitol building on a sunny day in Austin, Texas, USA

The Capitol building, however, is everything you’d expect in Texas: big and bold, with countless Lone Stars incorporated into every aspect of the design. The sprawling, tree-covered grounds are scattered with memorials and artwork: perfect for a stroll. Even if you’re not much for politics, the Texas State Capitol is still well worth a visit.

Statue at Texas State Capitol building on a sunny day in Austin, Texas, USA

Lone star doorknob at Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, USA

Lone star ceiling at Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, USA

Hallway at Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, USA

Door hinge at Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, USA

Interior of Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, USA

Seal on the floor at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas, USA

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