Possibly one of the most photogenic capitol buildings I’ve visited in the United States is based in Austin Texas. I was visiting in town for a conference (SPSP2014) and caught some gorgeous cold sunny weather that made for some spectacular snapshots of this special building.

 

Capitol building : Austin Texas 

Capitol building : Austin Texas

Capitol building : Austin Texas 

Capitol building : Austin Texas 

Capitol building : Austin Texas

 Capitol building : Austin Texas

 

Just next to the capitol building is the visitors center with a small museum of the history of Austin Texas and the area.

 

Capitol building : Austin Texas 

Capitol building : Austin Texas

 

As well as what I think is the governors’ house…

 

Capitol building : Austin Texas

 

If you’d like to go inside, there’s a special tour that will walk you through the building and explain the main functions of the different bodies that sit there as well as some of the interesting history of Texas – most of which I’m embarrassed to admit I knew absolutely nothing about (did you know Texas was independent for a few years before being Mexican and then joining the union? I didn’t).

 

Inside…

 

Capitol building : Austin Texas

 Capitol building : Austin Texas

 Capitol building : Austin Texas 

 

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A beautiful building, a very interesting informative tour and a pretty decent small museum. Probably one of your few must-dos in Austin.



Tags: Austin; downtown Austin; Texas; Texas Capitol; Texas Legislature; visitor's center;


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