Tuesday, August 18, 2015

California's State Capitol Buliding


I decided to visit the State Capitol Building of California in Sacramento. I have never been there. It was completed in 1874 and redone in 1970's. It is an interesting building:


Statue of Queen Isabella and Columbus after she decided to finance his voyage
State Assembly Chambers
Looking up at the rotunda
Statue of former Governor and President Ronald Reagan
The bear outside the Governor's office (which is closed to the public)
Lt.Governor Gavin Newson's office was open
They have portraits of all the Governor's up in the state house:

Current Gov.Jerry Brown when he was Governor in the late 70's-early 80's
Our previous Governor
And the grounds also have cool stuff to look at:

Statue of Fr. Junipero Serra
Thomas Starr King
Honoring those who have served in the Spanish-American War
Bell from the Battleship USS California
The California State Capitol Building is a great place to visit and learn about this state's history.


27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos - what a lovely place!
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  2. Lovely photos and all looks very grand :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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  3. Great photos of your fun visits to great places I would undoubtedly not get to visit, thank you!! Thanks for sharing on OMHGWW this week!!

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  4. Love your photos and visiting your blog! Thanks for linking up at NanaHood!

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  5. Great shots.
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/double-play-on-way.html

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  6. How neat! I just posted Missouri's capitol last week. :) I simply love the buildings.

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  7. Great photos - what a range of things they have on display.

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  8. Beautiful snaps - especially the view up the rotunda!
    Have a Beautiful Week!
    Peace :)

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  9. I've never been to California let alone the State Capitol. Looks very neat. Still can't believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger held office as Governor! Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

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  10. Really lovely photos. A lot of historical figurines that you saw on your trip

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  11. Amazing tour! As always its like I am there. My fave is the ceiling. I always love ceilings especially the one with intricate designs.

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  12. The workmanship of this historic buildings is really quite impressive. You just don't see things like that in our modern day. Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  13. Oh that is so great! I love seeing the domes. Thanks for the visit today!

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  14. The dome in the rotunda is just lovely!

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  15. [ Smiles ] I love the things that you photographed in California!

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  16. I have been there before. It is beautiful. Thanks for linking up at the Talbert Zoo. Have a great week.

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  17. Wow! Jerry Brown with hair. I remember him being governor when I was in Jr. high, and the slogan to get him out of office: "If it's brown, flush it!" I remember the young college girls giving these out in front of our Vons store near Los Angeles.

    On a more serious side. I am a bit ashamed of myself for never having properly visited our state capital. I've been through it a few times, but it was always just passing through to get to Oregon or British Columbia. A lot of good history at the Capital.

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  18. I think rotunda shots are always my favorite! Beauty exists everywhere....if we take the time to stop and see it!

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  19. What a beautiful building. I've been to LA however not Sacramento. I love history and would find this fascinating. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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  20. Those were wonderful. You sure have an eye for a great picture. Tell me I sure hope you don't live close to those California fires do you?

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  21. I just love posts like this! I feel like I just went on a filed trip with you ! :-)

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  22. So weird to see the Terminator amongst those other politicians!

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  23. We skirted Sacremento when we were in California last year, so we would miss the traffic. Looks like you had a good time. Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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  24. State Capitol buildings are fun to visit. We aren't far from Louisiana's Capitol. :) Thanks for linking up at Life at Rossmont.

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  25. Beautiful photos of the state capitol building.Great statues....

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