Saturday, April 14, 2012
Shadow Shot Sunday - Capitol ideas
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back – and we are ready to hunt and capture shadows! For work this week, the disability expo was in place and held on Wednesday. The venue was the Connecticut state capitol building in Hartford. While there, I was able to be a shadow detective – and this was a great place to do so.
Beyond the event, I happily moved around this landmark. The building was designed in a Victorian Gothic Revival style. It was opened for the General Assembly in January 1879.
In the first view, I am peering through the columns perched over a grand stairway leading down to the chamber for the House chamber. Shadows fall onto the ceiling overhang.
On the second, I am looking down the hall of the third floor. The opening receives light from a roof skylight above the top floor. The globe lamps leave shadows and reflections above and below. I would be delighted if about 150 square feet (14 M sq) of this marble floor just showed up on our dining room floor one day...same for the polished wood :) The view down to the second floor highlights the style of the era. Like the bold dusty rose and mauve colors.
Downstairs, there are velvet rope lines that the lobbyists are too stand behind these while awaiting their legislators to petition their positions. Note the people standing around – the lawmakers they want to see are not in the building this morning. So they wait with the hope they are noticed and seen…I love the style of this grand old building! See the shadowy world at the fun SSS2!