Tivoli fountain Olympia
The idea for adding this spectacular fountain to the capitol campus was first conceived by Peter G. Schmidt during his visit to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1949. It was at that time that Schmidt, then-president of the Olympia-Tumwater Foundation (a privately-funded organization created for the advance of recreational, benevolent, and educational projects for the State of Washington) was especially taken with a large fountain he saw there. This fountain, it turned out, was a copy of one located in Tivoli, a town about 16 miles east of Rome that contains one of the finest surviving examples of a garden from the Renaissance period in Italy. http://www.des.wa.gov/services/facilities/CapitolCampus/MemorialsArt/Pages/Tivoli.aspx
Capitol Campus at Dusk. Olympia, Washington USA
View from the courtyard of the WA State Capital Building and the WA state Supreme Court. If you look ...
View of Capitol Lake. Olympia, Washington USA Capitol Lake was formed in 1951 br damming a tidal bas...
About 7:30 PM on 5 July, 2010, just north of the capital and next to West Bay, calm waters and clear ...
Wedding Dinner with Tony and Kristine Nisco
Cutting the cake
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.