I was assigned a “window” seat on this trip.
First impression, on my way from the airport to West Valley.
First stop was my client – the court house. I stopped by a Korean restaurant.
The court house in West Valley, a suburban town next to Salt Lake City.
It was not far from a shopping mall.
After work, I took a train to check out the downtown Salt Lake City.
Walking up to visit the state capitol, I found these interesting tree branches next to a house on a hill.
Apartment or condo? How old is this building?
After some heavy climbing, here I was.
Looking at the Salt Lake City from the capitol hill.
The building is divided into two symmetrical sections. This is the Supreme Court section.
Copper eagle made from the local copper mine.
Murals about the first four founders; each founder taking a corner.
Our guide at the old Supreme Court.
Looking at the other section of the building – the legislative branch – from the Supreme Court.
Old, yet updated, elevator – still slow.
Legislative branch location. It had just held a session a week ago.
Famous Utah scenic spots taking up the ceiling wall.
Brigham Young and his fellow pioneers.
Another Brigham Young picture.
Glass ceiling was considered high tech back then.
Passing by marble mural cut outs, looks like this one is made from one stone.
Governor’s office has a little waiting room in front of it.
He frequently received dignitaries from other countries. During their visits gifts were exchanged. Gifts received by the governor would be displayed in his cabinets. He had an entire display cabinet of Chinese gifts.
In the basement of this building I saw a beautiful retired wall safe in the tourism office.
Press area is in the tourism office.
Pictures of the past governors.
Building right across the capital looked eminent.
It was a tourism office, advertising many fun events and tours around the area.
Two “international” bronze bulls in front of the office. May they bring luck.
To make up the missing window by a “window” seat, god gave me two windows on my way back.