|09-11-2012, 01:16 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
The Governor's office and more of Juneau
The next thing we saw was the Governor's office. The entire floor is dedicated to the Governor on one side and the Lieutenant Governor on the other.
The doors to the Governor's office had these really amazing Native American carvings.
All of the Governor's are on this wall. The state is pretty young, so there aren't very many. And that girl is our tour guide. She is a Native Alaskan, but she is currently attending school at ASU, Arizona State for those who are unfamiliar, and works in the Capitol Building on her summer breaks.
The current Governor was Lieutenant Governor under Sarah Palin, who is the only Alaskan politician I have ever heard of.
This is a metal sculpture, cut from an actual piece of pipe that had been used as part of the alaska pipeline. The weld mark on the pipe is a rough representation of where the actual pipe runs in the state.
Me trying to take the picture of the plaque that says what I just told you, but it didn't work out very well... it does make for a funny picture, though!
She took us right into the press area. It was very cool.
I don't remember who this guy was, but he must have been important.... I'll have to look into that.
Ahh... just look at the next photo, it tells us that man is Ted Stevens.
This room was very old, it had some of the oldest original architecture and decoration in the building. It was the original Senate Chambers.
This is a bridge that joins the Capitol Building with the building I had photographed prior to that. There are many people who have a need to go back and forth between the two buildings so they built this bridge that is temperature controlled and makes for crossing the street in the snow very simple.
The front pages of the biggest newspapers in Alaska celebreating their newfound statehood.
After touring the Capitol, we wanted to see the Governor's house. It was within walking distance, so we headed on our way. We passed this museum which had some totem poles out front.
Next up: The Governor's house, lunch, and Mt Robert's Tramway
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