The beauty of living only six and a half blocks from the State Capital in Topeka was fully evident Saturday night. A brilliant full moon framed the Ad Astra statue on the top of Capital doom. We have only to step outside our home to enjoy the view and take the photograph.
Named for the state motto, “Ad Astra per Aspera,” which means “To the Stars Through Difficulties,” the 20-foot tall statue took its place on the dome in 2002. The Native American archer aims his arrow to the North Star. Salina native Richard Bergen created the stunning work.
Our Capital building is undergoing a long and costly restoration that we feel is worth every penny. Kansans should always take pride in our beautiful Capital both inside and out. We are happy to share our view with you.