|Looking up into our dome|
|Looking up from the sixth floor balcony.|
|The ground of the capital. That white building with the path going right to it is the visitor center for the capitol. =)|
|Me and Austin|
|The star at the top of the dome.|
Last week I got to go on a dome tour of the Texas state capitol. Just as a note, if you ever were presented with the chance to do this, do it!!!
So, they warned us about ten times that if any of were scared of heights that this probably was not a good idea. Now, I do have a slight fear of heights, but I was not in the mood to let that get in my way, so I didn't mention it. First they took us up a ton of stairs, then out onto a balcony. It was amazing! Seeing Austen from that view was incredible. Then they took us up again, and we repeated this process until we got to the two coolest part of the tour. You see in that first photo how there is a star up at the very top of the inside of the dome? Well, there is a ledge around it! I didn't even know that was there until they took us onto it.
I thought that was the coolest thing, until they took us above that, and onto the highest balcony. It was a tiny one, but SO amazing. Amazingly, I had not had much of any problem with the heights up to this point. And then I looked up and the last part of the capital had clouds behind it moving swiftly and it looked like it was falling down on us. It was a terrifying two seconds. Our tour guide looked up, took a step back and went "Woah, I've never seen it do that before!" ;D
Overall, it was pretty amazing.
Have you ever been on a tour of your capitol?