Thursday, March 26, 2009

Awnings on the Old Capitol

 
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Here is another view of the old Florida Capitol from a different angle. You can see the dome on the top through the tree. You can also barely see the newer 20 story modern Capitol building peeking over the old one in the upper left corner of the picture. The red and white awnings on the windows have generated much debate over the years. Some people like them and some people hate them. I didn't like them at all at first, but now I think I am just used to them. What do you think?

10 comments:

Darla said...

First of all I could not for the life of me remember the word awning the other day! You already know they are not my favorite, I do understand trying to make it look like it did a long time ago. I love the inside and miss the cannons out front. I posted my daughers field trip last year.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

peppermint awnings! I am glad you are enjoying the cactus on my site. thanks for your comments!

Pam said...

I think they are perfect for that old building. Many original old awnings were done with stripped canvas. Great photo, Lois.

Pam said...

Hi Lois, I am hoping you will accept a 'Nice Matters Award' from me over at my blog. You always do so many kind and caring things for the world around you. I just wanted to say 'Thank You' for making a difference.
Be Well, Be Happy... Pam

Jacob said...

I like this angle, Lois. And I think I could begin to like those awnings a lot.

I'm not ready to say "Awesome awnings" yet, but maybe some day.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Well maintained and clean as well as outside the building. Greetings.

Lisa Wilson said...

I like the awnings, but they do seem out of place on a Capitol building.

Dan said...

I don't care for the striped awnings but if I recall correctly, they were chosen because that's what the capitol had originally. Sometimes historical preservation could stand a little tweaking...

Cezar and Léia said...

hello Dear Lois!
Lovely awnings on the windows!
The tree is huge!Beautiful!
I think the major in your city is doing well.The city is so nice!
kind Regards
Léia

Tamera said...

When I think of Florida architecture, this is exactly what comes to mine. One day I will visit!