albany, New York
December 26, 2002
Take a guided tour of the building or walk around yourself (though this may be hindered greatly since security is tighter). My girlfriend (who I see once a year) and I laugh when we discuss our efforts to find the staircase. And I still remember one piece of trivia from a tour decades ago: all about the dome (or should I say lack of a dome)! And now with the age of the internet, you can take a visual tour of the capitol: http://assembly.state.ny.us/Tour/
The capitol has many interesting features such as beautiful architecture on the outside, the extremely high ceilings, the details on the walls and ceilings (including the carvings along the staircase), the flag room, the assembly room (where I sat in and received a first-hand education of the workings of the delegates) and more. And of course, in warm weather months, the protests on the lawn of the capitol are a sight to be seen. The lawn also is the site of the annual Christmas tree.
From journal Seeing the sites of Albany as if I was a tourist