Friday, February 4, 2011

On golden dome

The dome of the Colorado state capitol in Denver was gilded in 1908 with 200 ounces of 24-karat gold ! We were able to tour the capitol site (outdoors only) on our visit there last October. It's an excellent example of neo-classical architecture, and has an interesting history behind it. I made this shot from our hotel room balcony.

Note: we have company with us for the next week and my time to post daily and to visit fellow bloggers will be quite limited - hence today's late post. I will find time to read all of your comments; I just may not be able to respond until later next week.

(70-200mm  f8.0 1/800 sec  ISO200)


ju-north said...

Beautiful composition and colours!

darlin said...

Crystal clear and stunning! Enjoy your company Rick... and your sunshine. ;-)

Marty said...

très belles photo Rick ! il y a plus d'or sur
les dômes que dans nos poches lol !
je te souhaite une super weekend !
bisous dorés

magda said...

Your great photo with the gold dome !!!
Do not worry Rick, I'll wait ..
Have a nice weekend !!

Scott said...

200 oz. of gold. That's a nice chunk of change now days. Have Phun with your guests and we'll still be here when you get back. Although I did have a special Phun Phriday! today especially for you.


Greetings from Southern California :-)

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Sarah Knight said...

Wow, that's an interesting dome : )

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful composition and the colour is strong and nice. Well done.

CarreraCaballo said...

Puff. by just looking at the thumbnail in my Blogger Dashboard I thought it was a model made by an architecture student, but it is the real thing!

Amazing perspective . . . I am busted . . . LOL



Farmchick said...

It is a beautiful building.

Avery said...

This is fantastic!

Rick said...

Thank you Julia !

Thank you Darlene; nice to have both !

LOL Marty ! Yes, perhaps some will wash off and can be 'panned' from the ground. Merci and have a lovely weekend with bisous chauds !

Thank you very much Magda !

Rick said...

Thank you Scott ! Yes - 200 oz would be a nice sum. (I'll quickly sneak over for a peek at your Phun Phriday - despite the hour !)

Thanks for stopping by Ron, and for following; I made a quick visit to your blog and will be back for more. soon.

Thanks for visiting Sarah, and leaving a nice comment.

Thank you very much Hilda !

Rick said...

Thank you for your kind words Joseph ! Have a great weekend !

Thank you Farmchick.

Thanks Avery - I'll try to come by this weekend; have a good one !

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wow that sunlight reflection in that one window makes me smile wonderful job done here.
Love it.
Hugs Dag

Rick said...

Thank you Dag ! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend ! Groetjes.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

The juxtaposition of the classic dome with the contemporary buildings around it is really interesting! Beautiful detail of the dome!

Rick said...

Thank you Cat - the views from our hotel were spectacular !

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