Boise is the capital of the State of Idaho in the United States. It was the 43rd state admitted into the union in 1890. I had a chance to visit the city recently and visit a couple of sites. These included the Idaho State Capitol, and the Old State Penitentiary. Whenever I visit the capital city of a state, I make it a point to visit the capitol building. These buildings offer free admission, and often contain historical displays and art specific to that state. They are appointed with beautiful decor, such as marble columns, grand staircases, bronze reliefs, statuary, stained glass, etc. They are about the closest thing you can get to a ‘palace’ in terms of viewing classical style architecture within the United States.