The state capitol building just went through some sprucing up. It looks spectacular inside and out. This is the kind of picture people like to steal for web sites and newsletters.
Welcome to December! This shot was taken 3 years ago. It was cold that morning. There isn’t any snow on the ground but the roofs are covered with frost.
Next time I’ll use a telephoto lens and photograph them from the front so that my photo of the Quadriga looks just like everyone else’s.
Yesterday I had a picture of a warmer place. Today’s photo was taken on a camping trip right here in Minnesota in August of 2011 when everything was very green.
The Minnesota state flower is the lady slipper and it can be found in the fancy gold leaf trim at the tops of pillars and various other places in our beautiful state capitol building. Can you find it in this picture?
The head of a horse in the gold-leafed Quadriga on the roof of the State Capitol building looking at the Cathedral. John Ireland Blvd is all that separates church and state in Minnesota.