Madison, My Hometown
Hello. My name is Robin Meyer.
I have lived in Madison, Wisconsin, my whole life (11 years), and
all of it has been great. There are a lot of places to visit
that are fun, but my favorite is the state capitol.
The capitol is educational and fun at the
same time. Much of it has just been restored. There is a
lot of history in the building, which makes it a lot more
interesting. For instance, Old Abe, the bald eagle is poised
high on a wall for all to see. There are beautiful
paintings of the branches of our government. The best views are
looking up at the dome as you stand directly below it.
Another great thing is that the capitol has
tour guides and informational pamphlets to help you. If you
ask, the tour guides will take you into the House of Representatives
and Senate rooms. You are able to actually sit down in the
chairs and view the room as if you were an actual senator or
representative. The walls and the staircases are made of stone
from all over the world. One is more beautiful than the
other. The kind and knowledgeable tour guides will explain the origin
of the various types of stone.
I hope you can come and visit the capitol
in Madison someday. If you can, make sure to make your
reservation for a tour guide. Then you can see everything I