Today was the day to visit the Minnesota State House in St Paul
what a beautiful State Government Complex they have built. . .
with the large Capitol Mall out front
and the Senate/House Office Complex on the left
and the Judicial Building on the right
flanking the main attraction in the center. . .
very well done!
the freestanding Capitol Dome
constructed only of Marble with no structural supports
According to the tour guide,
the second largest freestanding marble dome in the world. . .
The Progress of the State is the name of the sculpture
at the base of the Minnesota State Capitol dome.
and inside, the European grandeur of Italian Marble
comes through loud and clear. . .
The building was under construction,
so we were unable to see the Rotunda,
which is always my favorite part of each Capitol. . .
it will be ready for viewing in 2017. . .hmmmm?
I have included the rest of the pics in a
Minnesota State Capitol Album for those interested in seeing them. . .
but. . .the Capitol Building wasn’t the only beautiful thing in St Paul. . .
walking out onto the Capitol steps and looking down the Avenue
was this spectacular view of The Cathedral of St Paul
we knew we had to see the Pipe Organ. . .
oh, I would so love to hear it played. . .
Check the album to see the rest of the magnificence. . .
tomorrow we plan to see the Mall of America,
which I’m afraid is going to be a big letdown
after all the beauty we’ve enjoyed today. . .
Janice and Dave