Thursday, October 2, 2014

ALABAMA CAPITOL

Monday, September 29, continued – After our visit to the White House of the Confederacy, we crossed the street to tour the Capitol Building.

Alabama Capitol

Alabama Capitol

Jefferson Davis.
Jefferson Davis

After passing through security, we were given a self-guided tour map for all three floors of the building.

Beautiful stairway.
Alabama Capitol 

Marsha loved for some strange reason the carpet on the stairs.
Alabama Capitol


Most of this building is a museum. The government offices have moved across the street to the new state building.

This is a huge complex.
 state building

You can stroll into the historic Senate and the House of Representatives. They are magnificently restored.

Old House of Representatives.
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Old Senate.
Alabama Capitol

Alabama Capitol

The Rotunda is the highlight of the tour. It is very beautiful and soars through the 3 floors of the building and beyond. The Rotunda's neoclassical plasterwork and stained glass skylight date from 1906. In 1927, artwork was added decorating the Rotunda walls with large murals and vibrant color scheme.

Alabama Capitol

Alabama Capitol

That is all the time we wanted to spend in Montgomery this time. There are tons of other places to visit for next time.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

12 comments:

  1. Capitol tours are some of my favorites. You can't beat them, and they are always free.

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  2. Being Canadian you have been teaching me a lot of American History. The little I did know you have been filling in the gaps.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. Love that capital. It sure is gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful ... nice that you could do this as a self-guided tour.

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  5. What a beautiful old building. I find it intriguing to see so many statues and monuments named after Jefferson Davis. I understand why, but still, by most definitions he was a traitor to the US and guilty of treasonous behaviour.

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  6. What a gorgeous building! I can't believe the size of it.

    Great photos, especially the staircase and Rotunda:)

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  7. before I even saw the comment, I was like. . .ooooo. . .that carpet is kinda cool. . .LOL!

    We've toured several Capitols now that are utilizing the space for museum exhibits. . .a fabulous idea I think. . .this one is lovely!

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  8. Excellent photos of an awesome tour.

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  9. We love touring capitol buildings. This one looks like a must-see.

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  10. What an awesome tour of the Confederate White House and the capitol Building. That is just couple of hours from us and a place we will get to in a few weeks! Thanks for the post!

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  11. Thanks for the tour, we only got to see the outside.

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