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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Capitol - Salt Lake City

Our next stopover was the Capitol - a splendid monument of immense proportions standing regally in the midst of extensive and sprawling green lawns. It was even more impressive than the Capitol at Washington D.C. Intially we just drove around and viewed the amazing structure from outside. We then decided to go in and have a peep inside. What we saw was an stunning spectacle of incredible grace and beauty. Being a Sunday all the offices and chambers including Senate Hall & Supreme Court were closed.
 The State Capitol is one of Utah’s most prominent landmarks. Designed by local architect Richard K. A. Kletting, the Capitol has been home to state government since its opening in 1916. Each year, thousands of people visit the Capitol to witness its modern magnificence and historic significance.The building houses the chambers of the Utah State Legislature, the offices of the Governor and Lt.Governor of Utah & The Supreme Court. It is located on Capitol Hill overlooking downtown Salt Lake City.

Sprawling Lawns
A Monument
The Visitors Hall - Facign the Capitol
House of Representatives
The Supreme Court
The Liberty Bell
The Magnificent Chandelier - Above and below

Light Shades & Interior decor


17 comments:

  1. Great place to tour! Terrific shots!

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  2. What a wonderful tour! Fantastic captures!

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  3. Looks like most of the US States Capitol has the same or similar structure.

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    1. Yes they all look alike. This was a revelation to me too. There is one in Boise too. I am yet to visit this one.

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  4. Wonderful building!!

    http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  5. The interiors of the building is beautiful! Is the Liberty bell cracked a bit?

    Waiting to see more places, Ramakrishnan Sir!

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    1. Yes Sandhya there is a nice long crack clearly visible. No ides how this happened.

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  6. Fantastic photograph, wonderful places. I am greeting

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  7. Amazing photography.Loved each and every pic.

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  8. Magnificient building! Great photography!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful photos,everything looks so clear and bright!

    Ruby

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  10. So, you're travelling in the US! That's great. Fantastic photos!

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  11. Superb pictures. Is it the camera you were using here in India. As The crack would have considerably reduced its sound.

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  12. Superb pictures. Is it the camera you were using here in India. As The crack would have considerably reduced its sound.

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  13. Wow! Great structure, lovely premises.

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