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January 29, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Under the Dome

Interior Dome, Off Center

Capitol Dome, Off Center

Wisconsin’s State Capitol Building underwent an exhaustive restoration, beginning in 1988 and finishing in 2002, at a total cost of nearly 160 million dollars. The main objective of the project was to convert the Capitol into a modern working building for government business while restoring and preserving its original 1917 appearance.

If nothing else, the renovation gives me great photo ops when I get camera fever and want to avoid below zero wind chills taking photos outside.


  1. Anna Surface / Jan 29 2009 6:47 am

    I wonder why domes for capitol buildings? Beautiful dome this is, and a good idea for staying out of the cold. 🙂

  2. Marcie / Jan 29 2009 7:40 am

    Gorgeous architectural detail. Love how you’ve framed this!

  3. Robin / Jan 29 2009 8:28 am

    It’s beautiful dome.

    I love all the curves in the way you framed this.

  4. Gandalf / Jan 29 2009 10:16 am

    I agree with Marcie. The framing of this shot is wonderful.

  5. quinncreative / Jan 29 2009 2:24 pm

    . . .and you get to say you are going to the isthmus. Great gilding, too!

  6. Laurie / Jan 29 2009 6:13 pm

    It is so beautiful. Lovely details. I love to look for indoor treasures to shoot in the cold weather. But, I usually find myself outside anyway.

  7. montucky / Jan 29 2009 11:38 pm

    That’s a beautiful dome! Somehow the sky doesn’t look as gray from in there!

  8. Visuallens / Jan 30 2009 7:41 pm

    Beautiful dome with great detail. Bo your photos are always beautiful whether you take it inside or outside, even the weather is below zero degree.

  9. colblue / Feb 5 2009 9:09 pm

    Wonderful colours, detail and comp with in this image. Great photo!

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