Since people did Capitols …
[Ain’t it gorgeous? It’s not penis shaped, but it is pink. Blindingly, obviously pink.
Its not the tallest, at 308 ft, but the building has the most floor space out of any other capitol. The grounds span a little over 22 acres. This wasn’t the first building, though plans for it were already being made when the one before it burnt down in 1881.Sometimes you see bats in the trees.
This is the old Goddess of Liberty Statue atop the building. It was taken down becuase it was cracking, but they couldn’t get it back up. The Texas National Guard didn’t have ay suitable helicopters so they called on … Mississippi. Yup, “Thank God for Mississippi”. The story I heard last time I was at the capitol was that they had a ceremony to make the MS Guards honorary Texans, because only Texans were allowed to work on the capitol. But when I looked this up again, they got the honorary citizenship after the hoisted the statue back up. Still kind of a cute and funny story though. Apparently it didn’t hurt the Texan’s pride at all, which is odd but nice to hear.]