After hearing about it from the Albrechts, we visited the State Capitol Building recently in Topeka, Kansas. We were running a little late so we had to make a mad dash around the place to get caught up with the tour. Felt a little like a scene from National Treasure.
It didn’t take long to notice there was a Texas flag among the American Flag and the English flag. Turns out the collection of flags was all the nations that Kansas has been under. Part of Kansas was once Texas, it’s starting to make sense why we feel so at home here. But I guess by this reasoning Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico would feel like home as well.
The building is beautiful, very elaborate.
They were doing some construction at first which Boo did not like at all. She must have good ears cause she hates noise.
Found Lance Kinzer on the wall which was very cool. He goes to Redeemer in Overland Park.
Also found his desk.
This is the State Supreme Court.
Here they are in the seats.
This is John Brown in Civil War painting. John Brown died in 1859, the Civil War began in 1861. But still this is what John Brown would have looked like had he lived to see the Civil War. He’s got a Beecher Bible in one hand (that’s the gun) and an actual Bible in the other hand.
This is the Governor’s Ceremonial Office. Apparently he dislikes Buffalo as much as I do, one dead on the wall, one dead on his desk. It was incredibly soft which was unexpected.
The art work was pretty cool.
I noticed they had a W that must stand for Wiffleball in the center of the circle. Yes, I actually had a wiffle ball in my pocket.
This was from way way up high heading towards the dome. I was intrigued to see they only finished off the side of the columns that can be seen by visitors below. What a picture of how we sometimes function in our faith- only working on the part of our lives that is visible by others.
This is Laura and Berkley chickening out and heading back to the real floors. The dome below them is the above portion of the dome in previous photos. It’s glass to let light in before the invention of electricity and light bulbs.
I laughed at this. Get there, get there… She’s still Jenny from the block.
This was our final ascent, pretty sure this was a 14,000 foot mountain equivalent.
Now were on the outside of the top of the dome.
We wanted to throw this, but they said no throwing things off the top.
The climb down.
Laura and Berkley were so traumatized they went to the very bottom floor.
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