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January 29, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Capitol Square

Wisconsin State Capitol Building
on the Capitol Square in downtown Madison.

The building is a geographical one-of-a-kind. It’s the only Capitol Building to be built on an isthmus in the world.
Does everyone remember what an isthmus is from 5th grade geography? Hmmm. I didn’t think so. 🙂


  1. HeyJules / Jan 29 2008 8:08 am

    Barbara, this is really a wonderful photo! Is it a true black and white or am I imagining it because of the snow and the contrast level? It’s stunning either way.

  2. barbara / Jan 29 2008 8:13 am

    Jules: black and white, thanks for the comment. Photography is so meaning-making when others appreciate.

  3. amuirin / Jan 29 2008 2:33 pm

    What a grand old affair, that building is. And you frame it perfectly with the ice and the dark, handsome trees.

  4. Gandolf / Jan 29 2008 4:32 pm

    I do know what an isthmus is.

  5. gypsy-heart / Jan 29 2008 4:38 pm

    I love black and white photos, and this one is wonderful!

  6. ladypercy / Jan 29 2008 7:19 pm

    *I* know what an Isthmus is. *nods* I love the contrast between the snow and the trees. Great Shot.

  7. mon@rch / Jan 29 2008 8:55 pm

    Such an amazing shot! WOW

  8. montucky / Jan 29 2008 11:59 pm

    That’s really pretty! The contrasts are great, yet the shading of the building stands out.

  9. Bernie Kasper / Jan 30 2008 3:18 pm

    Very nice Barb, the contrast between the snow and trees is really amazing, this is a perfect subject for a b&w conversion, well done 🙂

  10. kayodeok / Feb 5 2008 12:45 pm

    Very beautiful; lovely composition and treatment as well

  11. iris / Feb 5 2008 8:11 pm

    Do you live in Madison or are you just visiting? How I envy you if you do :p, what a lovely sight! Love the monochromatic look, it’s dramatic and perfect for winter landscapes 🙂

    (Thank you so much for your comment, I’d have thanked you sooner but exams kept really busy.)

  12. ankush / Feb 6 2008 6:40 pm

    nice composition

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