I’ve done several post showing various photos of the Texas Capitol (here). This one is actually inside the Capitol looking down at the floor under the Rotunda. If you look closely, you will see the Texas DPS officers that keep an eye on things standing on the ground floor. To their credit, they have always pretty much left me alone while I photographed this beautiful building.
Awhile back I posted a similar image of the Texas Capitol Annex photographed during purple hour here that was shot on a photo walk with Trey Ratcliff. I actually shot this image several months before the previous posting and it has been quite successful for me. I license my images for use on websites, marketing materials & magazine publications as well as other uses. I also have prints and gift cards available of most of my images. Please contact me through the information provided on the contact page on my website page for more information.
I love this time of year. I love the cooler weather. I love the lights, the sounds, the smells of the holiday season. If you find yourself in down Austin, be sure to walk up Congress Avenue to the Texas Capitol & enjoy the beautiful Christmas tree.
The Texas State Capitol is one of those “Grand Old Buildings”. I love grand old buildings. I understand that ‘old’ is a relative term and to those of you reading this in Europe or Asia, or in virtually in any country but America the Texas Capitol building completed in 1888 may seem relatively ‘new’. Regardless, even in the short span of 120 years the ability to create new buildings of carved granite has simply become too expensive. Today we create fabulous modern glass skinned buildings that while they are also often quite beautiful. They are never quite as grand.
The Texas State Capitol; “Where time stands still”.
Last night the the Texas Senate Sergent-at-Arms Rick DeLeon unplugged the clock and stopped time at 11:58pm allowing the 81st regular session to continue past it’s midnight deadline to consider bills for the 81st session. Ahhh politics, where you get to make your own rules.
In any case if your must work late, it is a beautiful & inspiring building to do your business.