Monday, May 26, 2014

Whimsical Windows - State Capitol redux


Toby's architectural photo meme, Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, is back - and I am returning to a favorite pictorial theme, that of the Connecticut state capitol in Hartford. These views were taken last Wednesday after a meeting. Since the legislative session was finished, I had an entire and nearly empty parking lot/car park to take a few pictures from wheelchair height. 

The Gothic architecture and details from this 1878 masterpiece are always stunning in view when under the sun. The government in this state is dysfunctional (alas,), but the seat of government is a work of art...

2 comments:

Linnea said...

Those are quite some intricate details. Can't believe how many windows there are! They must have a full-time window washer on their staff!!

toby said...

Ralph, that is a really beautiful building that you've found for us, thank you! I'm only sorry that it took me so long to take a look... the detail and stained glass (!!) are breathtaking! Just gorgeous.