Thursday 29 January 2009

Texas State Capitol

Postmarked Fort Worth TX, dated December 30 2008.

This 1888 Renaissance Revival building is the state's third capitol and the nation's largest.
Photo Andre Jenny TX-15

The Texas Capitol, situated in Austin, is an exceptional example of late 19th century public architecture and is recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 as a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history."   In 2005 it was the centre of controversy over the display of a monument showing the Ten Commandments.Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


  1. I'm not really sure what a capitol is. Seat of government comes to mind. Is that right?

  2. A very beautiful building, isn't it? Very large too. You probably weren't aware, though, that when the legislature is in session they place a huge plastic covering over the building and pipe all the collected hot air underground to heat the homes in Austin. It is rather impressive the amount of greenhouse gasses Texas legislators can give off.

  3. @Jakill, nor am I, but reading Max's comment leads me to believe that it must be.
    @Max, yes very beautiful, and so is the wonderful use of renewable energy. I can't imagine why more governments, local or otherwise, don't follow suit. They must be able to reduce taxes by quite a long way.


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