Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Capitol Building Lit Up

Since I was already in that neck of the woods, I decided to stop by the Capitol Building to get some pictures.
 During the holiday season, the Capitol Building looks quite nice. 
 The state Christmas tree is a blue spruce from Kingsford, Michigan in the upper peninsula.  It is decorated with 4,000 lights.
 A shot of the Capitol Building without the tree.
 The statue is of Austin Blair who was Michigan's governor during the Civil War.  He was a strong abolitionist and one of the stronger supporters of the war effort.  He also lead the effort to ban capital punishment in Michigan.
 The Capitol Building from an angle.
 And from the other side.
A statue dedicated to the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters which was a unit during the Civil War.

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