The perfect antidote for another snowy April afternoon was an outing to the Minnesota State Capitol building. Last summer the building reopened after a restoration and renovation that took over three years. After clearing away 110 years of grime and dirt, repairing water damage, repainting walls, restoring skylights and stained glass, the building is a jewel of color and beauty. The rotunda sparkles and shines and is surrounded by paintings and statues telling the story of the state and its people. It’s an architectural (and decorative) wonder for having been built in the early 1900’s.