Friday, 22 November 2013

A Trip to Madison

Here's the Concourse Hotel an independently owned hotel in Madison. I like it. My room is a little blemished and old. My vinyl chair has worn off-color spots, but the room is clean and nice.

I took a short walk to the Capitol. It is a lovely building.

It was built in the early 1900s and is the only Capitol building built on an isthmus. There is a statue on the top of a personified Wisconsin. The capitol is very lavish inside has a dome with halls leading off in each of hte directions of the compass and with round chambers.

There are 43 different kinds of stone used in the Capitol building. The center is under the cupola and is open all the way from the ground floor up to the cupola.

here is a large mural on the ceiling. The whole building is modeled on the Doge's palace in Venice.

There are four large mosaics personifying justice, government, liberty  and something else I've forgotten (maybe truth) under the cupola.


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