While on a business trip to St. Paul this week, I was fortunate enough to find an hour to head up to the Minnesota State Capitol and shoot some images. This is trickier than in Texas since the Minnesota Capitol closes at 5pm (I actually ended up getting locked inside and left at 5:20).
The architecture of this capitol is very different from the Texas Capitol but equally grand. The interior is dominated by grand staircases and pillars in the wings and a huge and colourfully decorated dome in the center (you can see it here. This image was shot on the second floor, beneath the rotunda, looking towards the Senate Chamber entrance.
You can read more of the building’s history here.
Not that it’s particularly relevant but this is also the first image I’m posting to the photoblog taken with my new D700 and the superb Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens.
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