I'm standing on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. This is a grand old building with a significant history. It was in this building that the Confederacy was formed and Jefferson Davis appointed its first president. Montgomery served as the first capital of the Confederacy, before giving way to Richmond, Virginia. The second photo below is of the first White House of the Confederacy, serving as the Montgomery home for Jefferson Davis and his family.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Montgomery. It is a beautiful city.