Kentucky’s State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion

 

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.

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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

and roses. 

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Here’s a few varieties of flowers you will see

in the garden’s.

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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.

 

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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."

 

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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.

 

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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

beautiful landscapes.

See you soon!

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9 comments:

Kasia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love these gardens! The flowers and colours are beautiful indeed! :)

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Richard Cottrell said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Missouri Mansion is open and it is beautiful. Look it up. missourimansion.org
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Rainey Shafer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful post and blog! I love the little bee butt sticking out of the rose! Hahaha

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Carol said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh how lovely. Must swing by sometime and take a look.

Gretchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love visiting old buildings with such a great history. I love seeing the architecture and just all the elements that go into them. I also love the flower photos. Yours are just stunning.

My Little Home and Garden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You really do take beautiful photos, both of the historic building and of flowers.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is really lovely there! The Minnesota Governor's Mansion is no longer open to the public. Lovely photos, too!

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mary, these photos are wonderful! I just took some photos of the California State Capitol on Saturday. Keep a look out for them. I think you really captured the beauty and architecture of this building so much. I can smell the pink roses from here. I enjoy seeing your pictures when I come over to visit. They are truly amazing, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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