Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Capitol's Dome

You have seen the Connecticut State Capitol from the outside many times before, like in this blog's banner photo and here and here and here.

It is time for me to go inside and show you some things.  But not before showing you the beautiful gold-leafed dome and the classical statues that ring it.

25 comments:

joo said...

Wow, this dome is impressive! I love these statues!
Hppy weekend to you, Jack:)

VP said...

Great image of a beautiful building!

Kate said...

Classical and very classy!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very nice details Jack, the sculptures and the fretwork on the turret. I'm curious about the gold part, when you zoom in close it almost looks like some sort of covering, can you elaborate merci beaucoup!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Now that is what a capitol dome should look like! I can't wait to see the inside.

Birdman said...

On our drives to Jersey we pass twice a trip. Thanks for the closeup. Are they all women?

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot Jack. Really beautiful. Have a nice weekend.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

After seeing your photos of the interior of the Conn. Supreme Court chamber several weeks ago, "I am sure the interior of the Capitol will be impressive.

The dome is impressive. The Arizona state capitol has a very low, copper dome, with a single statute -- winged victory -- on top.

sheila lynch said...

fabulous photo!

Randy said...

I like all the different statues.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Jack! I love the gold and the statutes are beautiful! Look forward to seeing more! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Hmmm, can't wait to go inside...

Lowell said...

Very nice! Love the statuary, too. I'll bet you can see that gold dome from long distances!

RedPat said...

Even on a dull day it glows away in your shot! Real gold leaf?

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I really like the color contrast between the dome and statues. Very good photo.

Karl said...

Ohhh... this looks great!!
Fantastic photo, Jack.

jennyfreckles said...

It's really stunning and you must be able to see it shining from miles away, like the Golden Dome in Jerusalem. I'm keen to peep inside the building.

Malyss said...

I guess each statue has a symbolic meaning: justice, art, etc...?Very classical and beautyful.

Dianne said...

Stunning Jack! it looks like real gold leaf .... and the statues tres elegante! I'm imagining it lit up at night looking spectacular.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A little bling always makes a building more interesting and elegant looking. Even when it already is both. Just look around Paris.

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's fantastic. I guess they spend a lot of money keeping this clean and shiny.

EG Wow said...

Handsome! Makes me think Connecticut must be a well-to-do state.

Steffe said...

Nice use of the zoom lens here.

Tash said...

You've topped yourself with this shot. I think the Capitol deserves revisiting often.

JM said...

What a gorgeous dome!