Friday, January 4, 2013

Virginia State Capital

While in Richmond recently I had a little time to kill so I stopped off at the Virginia State Capital.  I wish I could have stayed longer.  Very interesting!

The Virginia state capital was designed by Thomas Jefferson.  The West & East wings were not part of the original design and were added later.

The West Wing

The Rotunda

George Washington.  This is the only statue of George Washington that he actually posed for.  It was said to be a perfect likeness.

George Washington under the rotunda.

The statue of George Washington from the third floor.

The Governor's office.  I asked to speak to Bob, but he wasn't in!

The original chamber for the House of Delegates.  This room was used to film the scenes from the movie "Lincoln" that depicted the US Capital.

The Governor's Mansion.

The top of a fence near the capital.


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