Filippo Brunelleschi, Genius of Florence (or the Dome, from Rome to Austin)

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Texas State Capitol

Last week I visited Austin, the capital of Texas.  For the uninitiated, Austin is best known for its music scene, the University of Texas, and strange bedfellows (this country’s most conservative state government meeting amidst a community whose civic motto is the hippie-inspired “Keep Austin weird”).  But where were my eyes turned?  Up, of course, to look at the structure that dominates the Austin skyline – the Texas State Capitol building. Continue reading