There is a very pleasant and commodious library in the Capitol; and from a balcony in front, the bird's-eye view, of which I have just spoken, may be had, together with a beautiful prospect of the adjacent country.
Having withstood such strong attacks upon my fortitude, it is possible that I may be of a cold and insensible temperament, amounting to iciness, in such matters; and therefore my impressions of the live pillars of the Capitol at Washington must be received with such grains of allowance as this free confession may seem to demand.
They walked about, afterwards on the splendid terrace that surrounds the Capitol, the great marble floor on which it stands, and made vague remarks--Pandora's were the most definite--about the yellow sheen of the Potomac, the hazy hills of Virginia, the far-gleaming pediment of Arlington, the raw confused- looking country.
Pandora was even more interested in Mount Vernon--when at last its wooded bluff began to command the river--than she had been in the Capitol, and after they had disembarked and ascended to the celebrated mansion she insisted on going into every room it contained.
Toward the last, as they drew near Washington and the white dome of the Capitol hung aloft before them, looking as simple as a suspended snowball, he found himself, on the deck, in proximity to Mrs.
Count Otto gazed at the dome of the Capitol. "To a gentleman from Utica?
Today, 33 state capitols
are at least 100 years old--and, of those, 10 are well into their second century.
-- The photography of Francis Pio Ruggiero featured in the new book, STATE CAPITOLS
: Temples of Sovereignty, will be introduced as limited-edition prints by the Fine Arts Division of Excelsior at Artexpo Booth #2916.
--From "A Celebration of State Capitols
" by Richard R.
in geography--has photographed every state capitol
and published the results in "Fifty State Capitols
: The Architecture of Representative Government." Who better to rank the 10 best capitols
have been significantly expanded at least once, but few have been abandoned or razed.
police must strike a delicate balance between accommodating public access to the capitols
and other state facilities and protecting the officials and employees who work in these buildings.
Lawmakers in both chambers on Tuesday said they would look at how to improve the process for reporting sexual harassment at the Capitol
. The push follows reports on a wide range of harassment at the Capitol
, including degrading comments and gestures, groping and unwanted sexual advances, that regularly goes unchecked.