The front of the capitol building takes your breath away. The doorways carved, lampposts refined, the green-domed top the icing on the cake. But, the carvings guarding both sides of the door were what took your breath away.
But then...I saw the BACK of the capitol building.
Nothing could have prepared me for that. I was awe-struck.
Webs of staircases zigged and zagged visitors to the door. Hundreds of stairs, most barracaded off due to snow.
Acres of concrete squares, fountains, statues, pillars; all with the one task of drawing you into the building. They were captivating, they did their job.