Tuesday, March 03, 2009

That's My World Tuesday #20: State Capitol


"Capitol Building - South Side"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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Since Raleigh is, after all, the state capital you would expect the State Capitol building to be here. And so it is, a fine example of Greek Revival architecture (or so I'm told, I'm not an expert on architecture) situated almost at the downtown core's dead center. Capitol Square is two city blocks on a side with the Capitol building sharing grounds with an assortment of monuments. Though the Governor's offices are still housed in the building, the state legislature moved out when the Legislative Building two blocks to the north opened its doors in 1963. The central atrium of the building has also played host twice to the Stanley Cup - once in 2002 when the Hurricanes made it to the final round and once in 2006 when the 'Canes won the title.Violence Unsilenced
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18 comments:

John said...

Lovely night shot. Good and interesting information. Thanks for sharing.

kjpweb said...

Good night shot! Looks almost regal!
Cheers, Klaus

Sylvia K said...

It is indeed a great night shot! Very regal! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your governor works in a palace! It looks very regal at night.

judi said...

EG just keeps taking the words out of my mouth... regal! :D

ewok1993 said...

Great night shot. Hope you show this on daylight too.

Today's Blah... said...

Wow, I love those night shots...interesting Capitol.

Babooshka said...

Greek revival style architecture sound impressive. This by night looks like the roads around London City Centre and some of the very palatial buiding that the homeless should be using. Strange how this image ignited that spark in me.

Guy D said...

Great shot, I've always loved the different types of govt buildings.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

bettyl said...

That's a really cool shot! And, thanks for the history.

Indrani said...

Interesting info on the place.
Great night shot!

Swarna said...

Nice night shot - something that I never attempt.

SandyCarlson said...

The Christmas lights make the seat of government look like a playground. With light comes truth....

Love this night shot.

magiceye said...

beautifully captured night shot!

Ishtar said...

Nice shot! So much feel going up that road... :-)

Shadow said...

beautiful.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great night shot and interesting information too

maryt/theteach said...

A capitol building you can be proud of, Mojo!