Monday, August 1, 2016

August Theme Day: My City's Skyline


It is a little hard to get a picture of Tallahassee's skyline, not only because there are so many trees and it is probably one of the hilliest areas in Florida, but there really isn't much of a skyline to begin with. I took this picture looking south from the 13th floor of the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Tallahassee at sunset. In the center of the picture is the 22 story Florida Capitol, often referred to as the "new" capitol, even though it was completed in 1977. The small dome in front of it is the House of Representatives office building. Not visible on the other side of the tower is an identical domed building serving as the Senate office building. The historic old Florida Capitol can be seen directly to the left of the tower. It has been restored to its original 1902 appearance and serves as a museum and tourist attraction. The tall building on the right is the Florida Department of Education and the smaller domed building in front of it is the Florida Supreme Court with the flag flying in front of it. The building partially shown on the left is the Highpoint Center office building next door to the hotel. The Gulf of Mexico lies about 22 miles away in the distance behind those buildings.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community. To see other interpretations of this month's theme, please visit the Theme Day Gallery here.

I hope to be back blogging soon, but I still have two more weeks of grandkid spoiling to go before school starts. See you soon!

17 comments:

Tamera said...

Fantastic photo, Lois! I think it was a great idea to get way up high to take it! :)

RedPat said...

You did a fine job on this, Lois!

bill burke said...

Nice image Lois! You could be a good tour guide that takes people around and talks about the buildings :)

Tanya Breese said...

I love what you did though!

Lowell said...

You did very well...I love how the sun washes over the sky and buildings! Have fun with the kiddos!

Kate said...

I agree that the theme this month was challenging yet we each managed to show this side of our own city. I loved the creative approaches so many took to add to the pots of tall buildings in particular.

Linda said...

Congratulations, it looks good. I had a hard time for the same reasons, hills and trees.

biebkriebels said...

Great photo, have a nice time!

eileeninmd said...

LOL, I can not picture Florida with hills. Great skyline shot. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Merisi said...

Brava, you found a great vantage point to capture the beauty of your city!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful viewpoint!

Karl Demetz said...

Great skyline shot, Lois, like the composition too.

B i r g i t t a said...

Love the perspective! Far and close.

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Halcyon said...

A pretty view! I have really enjoyed this month's theme. :D

William Kendall said...

That is quite a view, Lois!

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Lois! Enjoyed the birds eye view of the city buildings! Enjoy the time with the grandkids! How many do you have?

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely skyline shot, really terrific it not always easy...