Sunday, September 14, 2008

New England Vacation #5

Today we'll move from outdoors and natural beauty, to interesting things found within the cities of New England. We're still in Maine with today's photo. Can anyone guess where this was taken?

Okay, let me know if you guessed correctly: This is inside Maine's capitol building in Augusta, and is a view of the Senate room. It was a fantastic room with great views out the floor-to-ceiling windows. Each seat had its own drawers, portable telephone, microphone, and binder/book storage area. They even had name tags! The entire building was quiet, as neither the senate nor the House of Representatives were in session. Occasionally we'd hear someone calling out to a colleague or the echo of footsteps on the marble floors, but it was really almost silent most of the time. We whispered together, my husband and I, and it felt almost reverent being in this beautiful, silent room.

2 comments:

Laurie said...

I hear faint echoes of "I'm just a bill, I am only a bill..." from Schoolhouse Rock! :-)

This is a lovely, photogenic room. (Those windows!) Beautiful shot.

Eric H. said...

Amazing photo, amazing building with character in a city that doesn't seem like a state capitol. Augusta acts more like a small town with its lack of skyline, laid back downtown and traffic that thankfully pales in comparison to other cities!