Friday, June 15, 2007

Olympia, WA

Time for some touring ----- No this isn't Washington, DC - but Olympia, WA - the state capital. A beautiful building - recently refurbished. The design is a slightly smaller version of the Capital in D.C. The main area is grey to black Alaskan marble. With Italian, French and German marble in the Senate, House and Governor's area.

The rotunda is especially beautiful. The chandelier throughout the building are all Tiffany originals. This chandelier weighs 5 tons, the chain is an additional 1.5 tons. A VW beetle car could fit inside lengthwise - as the oblong area is 8.5' x 13'. Originally all of the ceilings were painted white and with the refurbishing it was decided to paint them -- absolutely beautiful!

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