June 25, 2013
It’s been a dog day—truly, Gem got groomed and pampered! Kathryn at White House Animal Hospital did a great job. Hopefully, this will help him stay cool.
Speaking of cool, we had a great tour of the State Capitol yesterday and I have the images for you. We thoroughly enjoyed the history of Tennessee politics. And for half the tour, we were the only attendees.
The Capitol building is beautiful and unusual because it does not have a rotunda like many other capitol buildings. Designed and overseen by William Strickland, the capitol has a Greek revival look. Strickland died before the building was completed and his son took over. He quit before it was completed in 1859 with only one room left to go—the library. You’ll see that the library has a different look and feel than the rest of the building.
Tennessee’s legislature works part time. And, the country’s three distinctive geographical areas (flat land, rolling hills and mountainous) reflect in its politics. Our guide was knowledgeable in all areas and eagerly answered all our questions.
Tonight, we will go into Nashville, shoot some buildings, maybe visit the Parthenon (an exact replica of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece), eat and listen to some music.
Tomorrow, we hope to go to Mammoth Cave National Park in Tennessee. We won’t be pampering the dog.