Truth: we don’t call it the capitol. We call it the statehouse. Do y’all do that in other places?
As you may remember from grade school, Indianapolis is the capitol of Indiana. Unless you were raised here, it’s unlikely you know the original capitol of Indiana was Corydon. Author Marian Allen lives down that way, and wrote a post about the original.
Other Truth: I was neither looking for nor planning to capture the statehouse.
I wanted to park and get to the circle for my tower facade before some event stopped me AGAIN.
The boy one and I were at our wits’ ends with the damned navigation app dooji. Bubba faced west proclaiming it east per the phone. That’s the kinda crap the damned navigation app doojis like to do — mostly right, leading to a total sense of false security and then totally, completely wrong.
I know the ways of the sun, and my downtown compass IS Monument Circle, thus, I led the adventure.
We turned the corner and the statehouse said, “BEHOLD, I PRESENT MYSELF UNTO YOU. WITNESS MY GLORY.”
I said, “Oh, yeah, may as well, since I’m already here.”
And so you get pictures of the statehouse as a brief detour on our way to the circle. Just a few views.
Not the entire building.
Look, Dan, I got the placard!
DOORS! BIG DOORS!
Strangers help with the scale, I think.
And this, this too.
If I had longer arms, and not lil T-Rex arms, I might coulda gotten the whole hardware pull in the photo.
Nope, I didn’t go in. I could tell the vibe of the four young people was not ‘historically adventurous’.
I may sometime go back to the statehouse.
I’ve been. I toured it in fourth grade, and even got to work as a page for a day in fifth grade. It’s pretty. It’s what you’d expect in a state capitol building. No doubt I would be more impressed with it now.
Here’s a bit of the outside sculpture on the east side of the building. I was quite fond of the man with his hand on the child’s shoulder. Endearing detail, methinks.
That was quick, wasn’t it?
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