Albany, New York

The Capitol of the state of New York is located in the city of Albany.  We stayed about half and hour away at Frosty Acres Campground.  What great views.  It was a rainy day when we visited the “palace” like Capitol.  This by far was the most unique building we have toured.  It took 32 years and 25 million dollars to complete this magnificent place.  Four hundred feet long and three hundred feet wide, the Capitol has five stories with a full basement and attic. It is constructed principally of gray granite and has walls over sixteen feet thick at the foundation.  The exterior design became a “battle of styles”, in which Italian Renaissance, Romanesque and French Renaissance were blended. However, much of the real beauty of this building lies within. The Great Western Staircase, also known as the Million Dollar Staircase, took  14 years to construct, from 1883-1897 and cost, more than one million dollars .Among the 77 famous faces beautifully carved into the sandstone staircases are such famous Americans as Washington, Lincoln, Grant, and Susan B. Anthony – each etched with astonishingly fine detail. The walls of the senate are covered with beautiful, shimmering 23 carat gold leaf,  imported Siena marble from Italy is used for the large arches above the visitor’s gallery, red granite from Scotland for the pillars, and Mexican onyx to panel the north and south walls. The ultimate in luxury was attained with red leather and carved mahogany paneling on the walls below the galleries. The  Assembly chamber as it is called was designed in a Moorish Gothic style and has been characterized  “the most monumental interior in the country”.  Just walking around in this capitol made you feel like a royal.  Marcus even had the chance to open a three ton door with his pinkie.

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