Capitol under construction.
The Capitol building in St. Paul was very under construction. We went halfway around the building before we finally saw where you could go in.
In the front you had a great view of the Cathedral on the hill opposite the Capitol.
There was pretty awesome views of the city as well.
Inside two wings as well as the dome/rotunda area were closed do to construction. Windows were boarded up furniture and clutter lined the walls and the once beautiful stenciling was faded, lacked luster and the building as a whole was dark. At 109 years of age the building was in much need of the newly commenced facelift. We still enjoyed the tour but decided it would be good to go back in 2018 when the renovations are complete.
Spanish ceiling tiles on the ceilings of the ground floor.
German themed cafeteria in the lower level, open when the House and Senate are in session.
the carriage entrance to keep out of the rain and snow.
We found a really cute little town to have lunch in. The food was soooooo good.
the scenery around here is awesome!
we are home not too late to get a quick load of laundry done that will include uniforms for work and try to catch some zzzzzs. After these next two days we will be three weeks into this contract (one shift shy of 1/4 of the way through it).