So, you all saw the picture of the Capitol Building at one end of Capitol Mall. You may have asked yourself — what’s on the other end? This.
To be specific, this is the Tower Bridge, crossing the Sacramento River between the City of Sacramento and West Sacramento. It’s a drawbridge — it raises up, and allows the boat to pass underneath.
What’s under the bridge? Subject for another time, but you might have an idea after seeing this photo from last spring.
What’s on the other side of the bridge? Wait until baseball season, my friend!
This statue is at my doctor’s office. Every time I come through there, I sorta admire her. No matter what the weather, she’s enjoying a good book.
But I am concerned about her inability to turn the pages.
So, I’ve promised a friend I would start taking pictures of Sactown to show her. It gets me out of the office at lunch — most of these will be walking distance from work — and it lets me see a bit more of the city I live in. I’ll start the series with this shot, from last Friday, of the State Capitol building here in Sacramento.
I joke Sacramento is a company town. People look at me strange until I point out that the company is the State of California, and when the state hurts, everybody hurts. And it’s been really bad times for the State of California for years. We papered over a lot of it with the housing bubble, but eventually those things come back to haunt you.
That said, I love our state capitol building, and I especially love it this time of year with the Christmas tree in front.
I have got to be one of the few people that keeps both their university fight song and alma mater mp3s on her work computer.
On the other hand, a stirring rendition of Fight for California on a midafternoon’s slog helps a lot. (And Hail to California, the alma mater, ain’t so bad either.)
(There shall be more shortly. I am still waking up from a long slumber. Please do not adjust your set.)