10.) The Texas Capitol’s ornate hardware will stop you in your tracks
Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers in 1881, the building is ornate and elegant. Carved door-knobs on the heavy exterior doors welcome those arriving, transporting them in time to a European city. Doorknobs, handrails and kick plates are just a few of the hardware pieces that decorate the Texas Capitol. You may think you look silly bending over to stare at the end of a handrail, but we promise you’re not the first person to do that. Texans have been doing it since construction was completed in 1888.