Olympia Capitol building

wpid6875-AU0E1523.jpgI was in Olympia WA recently for some meetings.  The meetings were near the state capitol and with some time free at lunchtime, I wandered over to have a look around.  The building is quite similar in form to a number of capitol buildings with a domed structure topping the main building.  It was very nicely decorated with it being impressive without be too grandiose.  I met one of the building guides as I came in and she kindly showed me around including letting me into one of the function rooms that is normally locked.

wpid6901-AU0E1649.jpgGeorge Washington appears throughout the building in various places as you might expect for a state named after him.  Neither chamber was sitting while I was there so I could go to the visitors galleries for both and walk around without restrictions.  We even got to go into the Governor’s office to see the room in which he holds meetings with visitors.  (We didn’t go into the office he occupies as I think he was in there at the time!)  The grounds around the capitol were very nice too and it was a great day so not a bad way to spend a lunch break.

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