Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 7: Scenic Capitol

In the middle of the large block of L-M (aka Capitol Mall)-N Streets just in front of the State Capitol building, between 9th & 10th Streets, is a large round island that is home to a [currently dry] fountain: 

Despite the lack of water in the fountain, this is still a very popular place for scenic photos, especially for wedding parties or prom couples or quinceanera groups, with the Capitol in the background in one direction and all of Capitol Mall and the Tower Bridge in the other.  And usually, there's at least some landscaping around the empty fountain to pretty it up a bit.

This afternoon, as I headed up to the library to return some books, I saw a long line of beautiful classic cars pulling up and parked along 9th Street, between L & Capitol.  The folks getting out of the cars included a bride and her wedding party, with the ladies in sleeveless salmon dresses and gents in various types of formal wear or hipster garb.

I can only surmise that they were headed towards the fountain setting for some wedding photos.  Seeing them piling out of the gorgeous cars on an equally gorgeous Sacramento Spring day made me smile the rest of the way to the library.


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