The Boise, ID Capitol Building
Hey guys! sorry for the delay! If you follow our Facebook page you know we’ve been super busy and have had serious problems with our website which have resulted in use for being so very late posting this! However, this post is really exciting for me. This is the first post we’ve put up that we used the new Nikon D3300 on! So the images are crisp. Clean. and amazing. I’m so proud of how these images came out and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Anyway, to the adventure! Let’s do this!
A stones throw from the office (more like 30 miles but if you’ve got a hell of an arm you can throw a stone that far), is Boise, ID. Boise tops a lot of lists around the world. For things like, safest place to live, greatest outdoor recreation, blah blah. However, this post isn’t about the city. It’s about the Capitol building. I remember going on a field trip in 5th (I think) grade and it was really cool. I was telling Terri about it the other day and she told me she hadn’t ever been! We were gonna change that. Let’s check it out.
Before moving to Boise, the territorial legislature was in Lewiston. I have no idea why because that area of Idaho is awful. haha, sorry Idahoans! 😛 Anyway, in 1864 it was changed to Boise. The construction started in 1905, just 15 years after Idaho gained its statehood. The building cost $2 Million to complete and was finished in 1920.
There are about 219 pillars in the main building (this number may be different since the restoration process a few years back). The pillars are made up of marble dust, plaster and scagliola. The artificial marble pillars were made by a family in Italy. On the floor of the first floor is a compass rose with a sundial center that is made up of minerals that can be found in Idaho. There are many statues around the building that are built by very skilled artists from all over the world. It’s worth mentioning that the building is open to the public year round. For hours you can check their website.
The second floor hold the governor’s and lieutenant governor’s offices. Among many other offices, they were all locked. You can bet your last dollar that I tried every single door ahah.
The third floor has the senate and the House of Representatives. They meet here for hearings and committee meetings of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee. The fourth floor has balconies to watch these meetings take place.
Here are the remainder of the pictures from this adventure. It’s a short little trip but we had a blast!
I can’t thank you guys enough for your continued support. All of you are in our minds whenever we go out to places like this to show the world. We love to hear from you guys and love seeing that you guys are enjoying these destinations as much as we are. Thanks for stopping by this week! Let us know what you thought about the post down in the comments and let’s chat about future adventures! Stay epic!