Postcard From Topeka

My Momma always said: Topeka is like a box of CrackerJack… sorry, wrong post…
For a long time I had in mind to climb to the top of the Kansas State Capitol and take a good bird’s-eye look at the great state of Kansas where the Capitol just happened to be located.

One good thing about our state’s capital is meetings. There was some kind of meeting about clean air and stuff.


To have a good meeting you always need:
Old ladies with signs and canes.

Cute chicks.

Women-voters (with an occasional stray man holding on to the sign).

A fat kid with the sign about what he wants to be when he grows up.

A union guy who hasn’t done any work in the past 20 years.

A bike-riding hippie with dreadlocks.

And a fat dude wearing an apocalyptic t-shirt.

I don’t recycle and I don’t want to die so we moved on to the next death threat.


Inside the capitol we got busy climbing 296 steps to the top.

The internal dome looks like this from the outside.

The legend is:if you make a wish inside the dome it will come true. But it doesn’t always work.

From the top you can check if your car didn’t get towed.


Meeting participants were still lingering on, checking the air quality after the meeting.

Inside, a group of people lined up for a photo-op in a mutually uncomfortable formation (because normal people are listening to the speech facing the speaker).

That’s the inner dome from the inside.

The truth truck was right – governor must have perished, good thing I didn’t flip them off.

Here are the rest of my photos:


Visit Topeka!

  • I travel for JOOLS

    Really cool pics of the Capitol !

  • “Recycle or die”… I got news for that dude…. we’re all gonna die whether we recycle or not. Very nice photos!!!

  • What a fabulous virtual tour! Nice job, Meesha!

  • I loved this! Now I want to go up in the dome. Oh wait, that would involve being in Kansas. Cliff hates Kansas. Maybe I can go up in the dome of the Missouri State Capital.

  • Great photos! This was a nostalgic tour for me. I covered the Kansas Legislature from 1981 to 1986 for KTWU-TV. Spent a lot of tme in the Capitol. Also loved the snarky cutlines!

    Todd Epp
    Kansas Watch http://www.kansaswatch.net

  • Thanks Todd, there is a more serious report about the meeting on Pitch.com.