Welcome! I’m the Roaming Minon. This is a canon. The building behind me is the North Carolina State Capital, it’s big. Here are some pictures from my recent trip to Raleigh the state capital of North Carolina.
This is Zebulon Baird Vance he served as governor in 1862 and then again from 1877 to 1879. He was also a United States senator from 1879 until his death in 1894.
This is Charles Brantley Aycock he was responsible for beginning the public school system existing today in North Carolina.
This is a gun!
Completed in 1840 at a total cost of $532,682.34, the Capitol cost more than three times the yearly general income of the state at that time.
The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival architecture style.
Weeee!~ History is fun.
Presidents North Carolina Gave the Nation – This work honors the three presidents born in North Carolina: Andrew Jackson of Union County, seventh president of the United States (1829-1837); James Knox Polk of Mecklenberg County, eleventh president of the United States (1845-1849); and Andrew Johnson of Wake County, seventeenth president of the United States (1865-1869). Although North Carolina claims all three presidents as native sons, all were elected while residents of Tennessee.
This is Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. At the end of the street is the Capital building. This picture was taken in City Plaza.
This is the City Plaza fountain. It’s motion censored… so cool.
Sir Walter Raleigh outside of the Raleigh Convention Center.
Lichtin Plaza outside of Memorial Auditorium. Raleigh has lots of cool fountains. Awesome.