this morning found us on the lawn of the Oklahoma State House. . .
it was obvious from the moment we crossed into the Capitol Complex,
and drove down the boulevard. . .
that Oklahoma is an “OIL STATE” and proud of it. . .
way to go Oklahoma. . .I love it!
a prominent painting inside the building is titled “Black Gold”
another prominent image depicts The Magic of Petroleum. . .
you can read the story, and decide how much to believe. . .or not
we were surprised to learn that for 85 years the
Oklahoma State House looked like this,
because they ran out of funds,
the ceiling of the rotunda area was flat as depicted on the left. . .
this dome existed only on paper until
then Governor Frank Keating prevailed upon
private industry and citizens to raise funds
to have it installed for Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration
this is much more beautiful, don’t you think?
there were moments of grand architecture throughout the building. . .
and I missed getting a pic of the Grand Staircase,
which was really, really great. . .
you should go so you can see it
Will Rodgers, Jim Thorpe (Olympian), Mickey Mantle, and Sam Walton
and can you ever visit Oklahoma without living in fear that one of these may happen?
We have enjoyed our few days here in Oklahoma’s State Capitol. . .
but it’s now time to pack it up and roll it on into Texas. . .
See you there,
Janice and Dave
more great artwork and architecture of the State Capitol Building. . .enjoy!