Columbia, South Carolina

While our husbands spent the day in Augusta, GA watching a practice round of the Masters Golf Tournament, my friend and I toured two historically significant buildings in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

This is the governor's mansion. We toured six rooms in the lower level.   The tour guide gave us so much interesting information about the building and furnishings of this beautiful place.

 I was particularly interested in the story behind this wallpaper/mural.  It was removed and re-placed four different times!  I marvel at the skill of the various craftsmen who built, preserved and continue to preserve this place as well as the State Capitol building, shown in pictures below...


Pillars, inside and outside....
The beautiful rotunda...
Legislative chambers...
and so much more!
Interestingly, I had read Exodus 36's account of the building of the tabernacle with its incredible craftsmanship just last night.  I couldn't help but think of this verse as I marveled at the beauty of the materials and craftsmanship in this capitol building. "And Moses called Bazalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work" (verse 2).

4 comments:

  1. Lovely verse Rebecca and the rotunda is amazing. I was fortunate enough to tour the capitol building in Springfield, truly inspiring!
    Love Di ♥

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! This is right up my alley! So beautiful! A work of art!
    Enjoy!
    Love to you,
    Eileen

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  3. Looks like you are having a wonderful vacation. Thanks for sharing some of the interesting sights.

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