What is the difference between these two? Here’s how it breaks down . . .
The Capital is the city or town that is the seat of government in a state or nation.
The Capitol is the building in which the state legislative body meets.
I joined my son for a field trip to Jefferson City. TWO HOUR BUS RIDE there. TWO HOUR BUS RIDE back. That's all I'm sayin'...
This is how I passed the bus time. Yeah, I admit it... While my not-so-little guy listened to my iTouch and goofed off with his friends, I sat and read... and paid very close attention to what was going on around me, I assure you.
After the governor's mansion, we had lunch, and headed to the capitol building. The main floor is covered in historical showcases, from fun things like these... to models of ships and submarines... historical and current facts about Missouri, etc.
I liked this building a lot more. The spacious ceilings had room for the ornate decore (granted, it's a "few" years newer AND a little bigger deal). Instead of looking cramped in a cluttered, tiny room, it was magnificent, bold, and strong... certainly a far cry from Missouri's very first capitol building. I couldn't believe how much more I paid attention than the other times I've been there in my life. It was like I looked at it all for the first time. I wonder what my son will remember later, from his first visit there.
This was one of my favorite rooms. Every wall in the room is a huge painting, done by Thomas Hart Benton. He used EGGS as the base of the paint! I loved hearing the stories behind this painting. The mural stretches around the room, depicting different times of American history. If you're interested to see more pics, click here.
I'm thankful for the millions who have died, to ensure that I could be free. Even more, I thank my heavenly Father, for His was the ultimate sacrifice; and in Him, we have eternal freedom. Without Him, we would be nothing, and so would our country.
One nation, UNDER GOD, with liberty and justice, for ALL!