Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Santa Fe, NM 10/15/2013 (Part 2)

Still in Santa Fe, Tuesday Oct. 15.  After lunch we returned for a tour of the New Mexico Capitol.
The visitors seating for the Senate was amazingly spacious.
                                    The floor of the Capitol is the symbol and seal of New Mexico.
There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. The Zia believed that the giver of all good gave them gifts in groups of four. These gifts are:
  1. The four directions - north, east, south and west.
  2. The four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter.
  3. The day - sunrise, noon, evening and night.
  4. Life itself - childhood, youth, middle years and old age.
  5. All of these are bound by a circle of life and love, without a beginning or end.
The Capitol is a roundhouse.  The only one in the U.S.  33 flags are displayed, from each county.

The Dome.
There are hundreds of New Mexico artists' work on display.

Salt Book

These two are identical except for the gender.
 Can you see the female and the male?

What an interesting story!!!!

                                  What talented artists.  So very awesome to see so much on display.

We stayed at Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground.

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