February 26, 2004
The Oklahoma State Capitol Building
Side view from the west
Looking straight up the front
The West Wing
Detail near the front pillars
Right above the front door
Close-up of the seal
Among the columns
Looking up the west side
Inside we go. Second floor core.
Detail on the 4th floor ceiling
House of Representatives wing entrance
Close-up of the top of the dome
Stairs from the fourth floor to the front entrance
Looking down from the fourth floor
Stairs from the second to the third and fourth floors
I was about to leave when I started talking to a few guys that were getting off of work. They were dressed in suits and I commented on how beautiful the building was. We struck up a conversation, and one of them realized that he had forgotten his cell phone in the office, so he asked me to walk with them to go get it. It turns out they worked for the governor, and took me back into the governor's wing, which is not a public area.
And here, no shit, is the governor's desk. I even went and sat in the chair while they took my picture. Didn't expect to be sitting there when I woke up that morning.
One for the road
and the best for last