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Old 01-04-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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This view is cool too!

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Virginia's is a bit different.
I think the original was destroyed in the Civil War.

http://shelbylclarke.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/virginia_state_capitol502.jpg?w=590 (broken link)
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Virginia's is a bit different.
I think the original was destroyed in the Civil War.
Its so pretty!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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Tell ya what, the MN state capitol is not only beautiful in its own right, but its location just a skip-hop-and-jump from the St. Paul Cathedral makes for a very scenic, old worldy setting:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4007/4...06923878_z.jpg
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http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2614/5...caccca96_z.jpg

Of course, I'm biased. The fact is, pretty much all of the state capitols are beautiful; that's the whole point.

Minnesota's IS, however, the second largest unsupported marble dome in the world (after St. Peter's)

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:42 PM
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Denver, Colorado


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The best part of the Colorado State Capitol is that it uses a rare type of marble known as Colorado Rose Onyx, quarried from a site in Colorado. So rare is this type of stone that the world's entire known supply of it was used to complete the building's interior. This makes the building quite priceless (not to say that many other capitol buildings are not.)

The rest of the stone used in construction of the building also comes from quarries throughout Colorado. I'm glad that they went "local."
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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I will go with Wisconsin----capital building presents an imposing view while driving into Madison.

Surrounding the capital are two very pretty lakes ------driving a short distance you enter the University of Wisconsin campus.

Madison is a very pleasant environment---pretty city with a great looking state capital---just outside the city you enter the very serene and pretty rolling hills of Wisconsin----yes, indeed I will take Wisconsin.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Tell ya what, the MN state capitol is not only beautiful in its own right, but its location just a skip-hop-and-jump from the St. Paul Cathedral makes for a very scenic, old worldy setting:









Of course, I'm biased. The fact is, pretty much all of the state capitols are beautiful; that's the whole point.

Minnesota's IS, however, the second largest unsupported marble dome in the world (after St. Peter's)
Wow, that's awesome and beautiful! Thanks for the pictures. I had no idea MN had such a great looking capitol.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Virginia's is a bit different.
I think the original was destroyed in the Civil War.
Virginia's look like a mausoleum for the dead
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The MN Capitol bldg has a very nice balance to it
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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I'm going to vote for the capital in Madison, WI; great setting, looking down over State Street, and yet almost in a park-like square; looks stunning on a cold winter night, especially during the Christmas season...
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