July 28th, 2009

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But richer thy historic lore

On going to visit bunny_hugger I had no preconceptions about Lansing. Most of what I knew of it was that it's the only state capital for which another city is the county seat. (This not at all awkward phrasing is because Connecticut and Rhode Island have so abstracted the notion of ``county'' that they can't be really considered as having county seats anymore; there are also some capitals not considered to be in counties.)

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Having finished off the statehouse there was also this whole city to explore too.

Trivia: In its early years the Empire State Building rented no offices from the 45th to the 79th storeys and shut down elevator service to those floors. The floors were lit at night. Source: Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City, Neal Bascomb.

Currently Reading: The Family Trade, Charles Stross. That's more my style, yes.