Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ABC Wednesday--O is for...

O is for Olympia.

Tthe capitol of the state of Washington is Olympia. Our state capitol building is considered by some to be one of the more beautiful in the fifty states. It faces the state justice building directly across from it on the Capital Campus.

O is for the Olympic Mountains...
...and the Olympic Peninsula where they are located. The city of Olympia is located at the south end of the Olympic Peninsula, just where the thumblike shape of it takes off.
You can also see the Olympics from the Seattle area on a clear day. This was taken from a hilltop in Bellevue looking over the fog hovering over Puget sound. You can see some buildings of downtown Seattle just below the highest peak.
Back to the capitol campus, a pleasant walk around the parklike area finds several memorials, this one to Washington's World War I casualties. The dedication is "In memory of the citizens of Washington who lost their lives in the World War, 1917-1918".
When will we ever learn?
Across the lawn is this memorial to those lost in world War II.

and this one: Washington's Viet Nam memorial.
When will we ever learn?
Find other O posts by visiting the ABC Wednesday site, and stop by to say "Hi" to Denise, who started it all.


Janie said...

Unfortunately, mankind never does seem to learn that war isn't the solution.
Very pretty capitol building, and the Olympic Mts. are gorgeous.

PERBS said...

Thank you for the tour of places I will probably never get to tracvel to and more reasons why I should have learned to drive.

Daryl said...

Fascinating stuff ... thanks for sharing

Liz said...

It is a beautiful building - but not as beautiful as the mountains!