Colorado State Capitol Building – Denver, CO

AUGUST 26, 2011 – Colorado State Capitol Building – Denver, Colorado


I LOVE when we’re on the state line between to time zones and our phones proudly show it!  :D  And yes I have photos just like this over the span of several years.  Can’t help it, it’s so fun!


The Colorado State Capitol Building was just gorgeous.  We had visited Colorado back in 2009, but were unable to visit the capitol due to a crazy frightening experience while visiting Pike’s Peak.  So!  Since we were passing through Denver on our way to Wyoming, we knew we had to stop by.  Luckily on the day we went, we were able to tour the inside as well.  Wonderful tour and architecture!

“Where the snowy peaks gleam in the moonlight,
above the dark forests of pine,
And the wild foaming waters dash onward,
toward lands where the tropic stars shine;
Where the scream of the bold mountain eagle,
responds to the notes of the dove
Is the purple robed West, the land that is best,
the pioneer land that we love.

The bison is gone from the upland,
the deer from the canyon has fled,
The home of the wolf is deserted,
the antelope moans for his dead,
The war whoop re-echoes no longer,
the Indian’s only a name,
And the nymphs of the grove in their loneliness rove,
but the columbine blooms just the same.

Let the violet brighten the brookside,
in sunlight of earlier spring,
Let the fair clover bedeck the green meadow,
in days when the orioles sing,
Let the golden rod herald the autumn,
but, under the midsummer sky,
In its fair Western home, may the columbine bloom
till our great mountain rivers run dry.

Tis the land where the columbines grow,
Overlooking the plains far below,
While the cool summer breeze in the evergreen trees
Softly sings where the columbines grow.”


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