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.