Richmond, VA

Virginia State Capitol

Virginia State Capitol Building

I unfortunately didn’t have to much time to stop in Richmond, but the capitol there was fun to peruse! The building was architected by Thomas Jefferson which is super cool. They didn’t have the original mace given to them by the British Empire because they melted it for the civil war, but they were giving an alternative one in the 1900’s which is kinda cool. The dome of the capitol might not be visible, but that’s because the dome is only visible from the inside. The dome was put inside because Jefferson wanted the capitol to look more Roman based and so he didn’t want the dome to interfere with that. Also, apparently the capitol was where most of the movie ‘Lincoln’ was shot. Pretty slick!

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