A Capitol Idea

Last Sunday I was able to spend in an hour inside the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison with my wonderful daughter.  What a feast for the eyes….and ears – they were having a string concert featuring very tiny children with very, very tiny instruments.

This is a photo of the capitol dome (rotunda) – best viewed from a flat on your back position on the floor below.

This wing of the Capitol Building houses the State Supreme Court.  A badger head adorns each of four wings of the Capitol.  What a majestic, overgrown, mean-tempered rodent!  Ore miners digging holes in the ground in the southwest portion of the state reminded settlers of badgers.  Or was it the miners temperament.

I love the stairways in the Capitol.  The marble and wood glows so beautifully.

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