I love my state....the state of North Carolina. Today I was able to go on a field trip with my son Jake and his 4th grade class to the NC Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, NC. When I venture downtown, I am reminded how much I love it.
The NC Capitol Building was completed in 1840 and is a beautiful example of the Greek Revival Style architecture.
|Image from Raleigh Skyline|
In the Rotunda stands a 1970 copy of Antonio Canova's original statue of George Washington.
(pictures are taken with my iPhone...my very old iPhone....haha)
|Looking up into the rotunda|
|Bust of Samuel Johnston|
Southwest Suite (Governor's Office) Since 1840, these rooms, which feature furnishing of the 1840-1865 period, have served as the offices of North Carolina's governor. The massive 1850s-style armchairs were hand crafted, as well as the pier table, believed to have been crafted by the free black artisan, Thomas Day of Caswell County. Nineteenth-century style window hangings suspended from gilded wooden rods and a fine Wilton weave reproduction carpet, featuring classical motifs, complement the office furnishings. (NC Historic Sites)
Governor McCrory was not in today so we were able to take a sneak peak inside.
House of Representatives Chamber - Look at the detail of that ceiling....amazing.
I am in love with this light fixture.
What an enjoyable day with Mrs. Hinton and this great group of 4th graders from Wake Christian. I feel so blessed to live in such a great state and to be part of such a great school.