Kentucky's Governor's Mansion is one of only a handful of executive residences in the United States to be open to the public for tours. Thousands of visitors from across the Commonwealth and around the world visit the Governor's Mansion every year.
The mansions garden’s are at their peak right now,
beautiful shades of lavender, pink and white.
The air was filled with the most wonderful fragrance of lavender
Here’s a few varieties of flowers you will see
in the garden’s.
The sounds of buzzing bees, chirping birds and the water fountains are one my
favorite things. The only thing missing was butterflies. It’s rare to see
any colorful butterflies in this area.
Beneath the dome in the rotunda, stands a larger than life-size statue of Abraham Lincoln, towering 14' tall, surrounded by sculptures of Jefferson Davis, Henry Clay, Alben Barkley and Dr. Ephraim McDowell. (Tradition holds that rubbing the boot of the Lincoln statue will bring a visitor luck.) Lunettes of the nave are decorated with oil paintings: the east mural depicts Daniel Boone and his men seeing the Bluegrass for the first time from a Pilot Knob in Powell County; the west mural shows Boone and the Transylvania Co. negotiating with the Cherokee Indians for the land known as "Kentucky."
The Capitol Building is influenced from important places of history and architecture from all over the world.Architect Andrews design was reminiscent of the massive buildings and palaces found in France.
Thanks for visiting with me today! I hope you enjoyed the history,
along with the view from gardens.
Please join me at Southern Daydreamer Wednesday’s outdoor spaces, to see many more
See you soon!