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November 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday






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Edit: Now why in the world did I think today was Wednesday??

17 comments:

  1. I love state capitols!

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    1. We toured it way back in 1992 when we first moved to Lincoln, but haven't been back since. My granddaughter and I walked through it this summer and plan to take the tour next time she's here.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. It was a gorgeous day, in spite of the heat!

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  3. Such a great building - I love it inside and out. We were just there this summer with out-of-country guests and they were so impressed with it.

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    1. See my note above to Kathy (Bermudaonion). It is quite an impressive building.

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  4. I have never, not once, been to Nebraska. Come to think of it, I've only been to Illinois' Capital once or twice in my life. It's not worth visiting; if you want to see the powers that be for our state you have to go to the jails. Seriously, we are one messed up state.

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    1. Well, I'd say come visit, but I think I'd rather visit you and your city first. :)

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    2. Bellezza, can you hear me laughing? I think of you every time another tale comes across the wires. (Oh, wait. We don't have newswires any more. Never mind.) But I think of you with sympathy and an occasional prayer. It has to be tough.

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  5. Such beautiful photos!

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  6. I'm guessing you posted this on a Thursday?

    Beautiful!! I especially love the cupola.

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    1. Yep. ;)

      Here's a little blurb about the building from the Nebraska Government website:

      Clad with Indiana limestone, the Capitol has a low, wide base in the plan of a “cross within a square”, creating four interior courtyards. The square base is 437 feet on a side and three levels in height. From the center of this base rises a 400 foot domed tower, crowned with the 19 foot tall bronze figure of “The Sower”. A thematic progression of ornamentation extends from the principal entrance on the north, westward around the exterior of the building and through the building’s interior. The building’s exterior stone carvings represent historic events in the 3000 year evolution of democracy as a form of government. The ornamental interior features numerous marble-columned chambers with vaulted polychrome tile ceilings, marble mosaic floors and murals depicting the natural and social history of Nebraska’s Native American and Pioneer cultures.

      The Sower looks pretty cool when there are storm clouds behind it. Or when we get a nice sunset.

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  7. I love Nebraska, but haven't spent much time there. My next trip north I'm going to have to. I have a photo of my mother's father's family by their soddy out in the western part of the state. It doesn't look quite as imposing as your capitol.

    I did laugh out loud when I saw the turkeys. Wild turkeys are marvelous birds - smart, canny. I think we're doing pork roast for Thanksgiving.

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    1. We've grown very fond of Nebraska, but I still find myself missing Southern California, especially in January and February. ;) However, I don't miss the traffic, long commutes, crime, and lack of wide open spaces.

      We spotted these turkeys in Omaha's Lauritzen Gardens a few years ago. When you come up to NE, I highly recommend paying the botanical gardens as visit. We were quite impressed!

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  8. Very cool state capitol photo!! I also love your turkey header!!

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    1. Thanks, Staci! See my note to Linda (Shoreacres) about the turkeys. They are all over Nebraska!

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