Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dome and Stairs





Continuing the tour I started yesterday, the first picture shows the beautiful stained glass domed ceiling over the rotunda inside Florida's old Capitol. The second two pictures are of the staircase directly under that dome. I took the first shot while leaning over the 2nd floor railing surrounding those stairs and trying very hard not to drop my camera in the process! As always, you can click on the pictures to enlarge and then click again to supersize them.

21 comments:

Kate said...

A classic interior! The colors in the dome appear to be quite subtle.

Jacob said...

Thank you for these, Lois. I'd guess most Floridians have not seen this building nor will they. It is truly a beauty! And your photos show it off so well. I did embiggen them to get the full effect. Well-done!

I put a visit to this place on my "Bucket List."

Lois Evensen said...

How very beautiful! Love it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful old building Lois the Dome is gorgeous, and the view of the staircase going up is so very elegant!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a beautiful building, lovingly restored, but I do not like that they constructed a modern tower to dwarf the Capitol dome. They did the same thing in Arizona.

biebkriebels said...

The inside is beautiful and very well restored.

Birdman said...

That stained window would be even better close up, I bet.

Darla said...

It really is pretty in there.

Pam said...

The Capitol Museum is a beautiful old building on the outside but the interior staircase and stained glass dome are gorgeous.
If only the walls could take.. what a tale they could tell.

be well and happy, Lois
Hugs,
Pam

Mama-Bug said...

I'd forgotten how beautiful that dome was inside. Wonderful photos!

Karl said...

A very beautiful building, and superbe photos, Lois!

Kaori said...

Wow, you must have been leening quite far! But the first photo is stunning! Love all the colors in the stained glass :D

Rob and Mandy said...

Classic and classy!

Flohbock said...

Wow... great old building ... I like the Dom!

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely photos - the first one was worth your contortions to get it.

Halcyon said...

The dome is beautiful. I love visiting different capitol buildings!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a beautiful structure and so nicely captured.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice details in your photos.

Regards!

VP said...

Everything is so perfect, the first picture is amazing!

JM said...

Beautiful! The dome is so cool.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful! I really like the dome.