This is the Utah State Capitol building. It sits on the hill at the top of State Street in Salt Lake City. (I’m confused. According to the Google searches I did, the building is the capitol building, whereas the city is the capital.) According to Wikipedia, for a short time Fillmore, Utah was the Territorial capital but in 1866, before Utah gained statehood, it was moved up to Salt Lake City.
This picture was taken on February 6th this year. The grass is all dead and brown, the trees leafless, but as often happens in Utah, any snow that did fall has long melted and dried up. If I remember correctly, it was a relatively warm day, I had a light jacket on and was perfectly comfortable. Yet two days later it could have been frigid and snowing. Such is the weather here.I was up there for a rally of State workers, fighting the Legislature’s plans to gut our retirement system. In the end they did not change the retirement for current workers, but radically cut it for future hires. And they wonder why schools always start the year with unfilled teaching positions.