After packing away all the Christmas decorations and doing some cleaning and organizing all Saturday morning, I decided to get out of the house in the afternoon. For some reason, I decided to visit the Utah State Capitol. First I drove up and around it (kind of on accident) and stumbled on this view of the valley.
The capitol sits up on a hill overlooking the city. Here’s Main Street from the capitol.
When I was little, I always thought our capitol building was the United States Capitol. It looks pretty similar, I think.
Just smaller. They renovated the capitol a few years ago. I remember visiting it when it opened up to the public again. They planted a path of cherry trees. I was hoping they’d be bigger by now, but they’re still young.
I don’t remember, however, these beehive sculptures. I like them.
I am so used to our government buildings designed in Classical architecture. It’s confusing to me when they don’t have domes and columns.
There’s a little side street near the capitol with this view. I love the cathedral spires.
I wasn’t quite ready to call it a night, so I decided to stop by City Creek Park at the foothills of the capitol. It was still dressed in its holiday finery.
On my way to the grocery store, I took West Temple. At the stop light, I snapped this picture of the Assembly Hall in the evening light. It’s always been one of my favorite buildings.