Colorado State Capital

This past weekend I was downtown capturing some of the Holiday lights around town and I’ll share those images with you later this week.  Today, however I thought I would share with you the Colorado State Capital Building here in downtown Denver.  You can see the gold dome from many areas around town.  The image I took shows the gold dome peering out of the night sky.

The building was built intentionally to look much like the United States Capital Building in Washington, D.C. The Capital building was built-in 1890 and made from Colorado white granite.  The building opened for use in November 1894. The gold dome contains real gold plating which was added in 1908 to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush.  There is a marker on the 15th step of the entrance denoting the elevation of 5,280 ft., or a “Mile High” above sea level.  From this step you can see the sun set above the Rocky Mountains.

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  • Rick, this shot is fantastic. Those colors are superb. Well done my friend.

  • Now this is an impressive shot Rick, I love the lighting on the building and that pitch black sky, really helps to isolate the tower!

  • Incredible detail.

  • Amazing detail in this, Rick. What a nice shot.

  • Way to capture those details Rick! Awesome shot! That is such a fun place to go on top of for a great view of the mountains.

  • Fantastic Rick. The lighting is beautiful.

  • Love the level of detail in this shot Rick!

  • nicely done Rick, that dome is a beauty and this is a great shot of it!