Terry's Travel Blog


This was the first stop on our tour after pulling over to admire the Mississippi River. The capitol building was pretty vacant when we arrived. We certainly appreciated which ever Senator decided to skip work that day. Your parking spot was very handy.

The most impressive thing about this building was the 8 foot tall copper eagle attached the top of the dome. My photo doesn’t do it justice. The inside of the building is also very nice. The walls of the rotunda are Italian white marble with a base of New York jet-black marble. The dome interior contains 750 lights which illuminate the blindfolded female figure representing “Blind Justice” and four scenes: two Indians, a Spanish explorer and a Confederate general.  We attempted to visit the “old” capitol building, but it was closed. Websites lie.

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