June 01, 2009

"SMILING FACES... BEAUTIFUL PLACES"

"Smiling faces, beautiful places" is the motto of our state here in South Carolina.
Being a transplant to this wonderful state I learn everyday why that motto is so perfect. I was able to be a chaperon on a field trip, with my eldest son to Columbia S.C. (the state's capitol) last week. The air was hot and humid but sweet with the smell of the grand magnolia trees in full bloom as we toured the State house and it's grounds.

You couldn't look anywhere without your eyes being assaulted with beauty. So many statues, carvings, sculptures, paintings, bronzes and gorgeous gardens. My artistic mind was in 7th heaven. Plus, I am a lover of history, especially civil war history, so this trip was exhilarating for my eyes and my mind.



We were able to go into the chambers where the senators work and pass laws for this amazing state. Every little surface had some kind of beauty, whether it was ornate carvings, beautiful mouldings or exquisite chandeliers. It was breathtaking to see the beauty and to feel the history of this place.










Smiling faces, beautiful places indeed!

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Such beautiful architecture!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

I know, it blew me away.

mary.liz said...

Wow...those are great photos. And I bet Connor was in seventh heaven himself getting to show off his cool mama!

Terresa said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful places. I love the eye that took this picts, showing detail that others might overlook. Thank you.

Darci said...

What a fun trip. You sure know how to capture beauty.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh that is so awesome! I love all the pics. I love the whole blog. and I LOVE Mary's blog too! I just discovered it! YAY!

Sabii Wabii said...

Are the colors in those hydrangas for real? Wow, beautiful!
Terisa

Southern Gal said...

Hey. I got here through Chris at Just a Girl and was scrolling through your posts. I was born and raised and still live in SC. Didn't you just love the State House field trip. It was one of our favorites. Nice to meet you.

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