SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 – Ohio State Capitol Building – Columbus, OH
The Ohio State Capitol Building was quite a humble little capitol building. The statehouse was built in the mid-1800’s and has so much charm inside that other more modern capitols lack I think. The Ohio Statehouse website has a wonderful amount of information about each aspect of the building, and is worth checking out.
“Long, long time ago
Someone I know
Had a little red canoe,
In it room for only two.
Love found its start
Then in my heart,
And like a flower grew.
Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream,
While above the Heavens in their glory gleam,
And the stars on high
Twinkle in the sky,
Seeming in a paradise of love divine,
Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine.
Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be.
I sailed away;
Crossed the mighty restless sea;
Looked for where I ought to be.
Cities so grand, mountains above,
Led to this land I love.
Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain.
Cities rising high, silhouette the sky.
Freedom is supreme in this majestic land;
Mighty factories seem to hum a tune, so grand.
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view,
Land where my dreams all come true!”
I took the following photo to show just how much taller the surrounding buildings are than the capitol. I view it as a bit of a tragedy to have other building tower over the state’s most important building.
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