Texas State Capitol

This is our State Capitol building here in Austin, Texas. It is constructed of pink granite and is actually 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. I caught this image early one morning as the sun was beginning its ascent. I liked the angle of the shot since it incorporated the statue of the cowboy and the cannon, both things that have been widely used in Texas. :)

In a 2008 poll of the American Institute of Architects, it was ranked the #1 State Capitol. Though difficult to see, the statue atop the Capitol is called "The Goddess of Liberty".