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Washington State Capital in Olympia
Circles formed by the interior of the dome at the Washington State Capital in Olympia

This week's photohunt theme is circle. I did not have any idea what I wanted to post so it was definitely a hunt. I found a good series of photos that I had not yet posted. I visited my state capital building back in mid-August. I was in the area for a garden tour and decided to stop by and tour the capital building. The legislature was adjourned for the summer so it was deserted. I was able to walk around the building. I didn't have time to take one of the tours but thoroughly enjoyed the walk.

The dome is the 4th tallest masonry dome in the world surpassed only by St Peter's Cathedral in Rome, St Paul's Cathedral in London and St Issac's Cathedral in St Petersburg. You can visit the rotunda below the dome which is very impressive. The capital building opened in 1922 and the interior is indicative of the time. Throughout the rotunda are several circles of the state seal; on the flag, on the floor and on the railings.

Here are several more shots of the building.

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Washington State Capital in Olympia

Comments (8)

YTSL:

Wow, didn't know -- and hadn't thought -- that the fourth tallest masonry dome in the world would be in Washington State! And now I know what it looks like to boot... :)

the dome is beautiful! these are fabulous shots!

enjoy the holiday weekend!

Beautiful! And I don't even have to get a sore neck to look at it.

What a gorgeous place. I love "visiting" these places that I knew nothing about, thanks to PhotoHunt and the ST blogs. Your photos are wonderful!

I hope you're having a nice holiday. We got 6 inches of snow last night here in NC! All the best in 2011 too.

You found outstanding circles. These are all very beautiful. I hope you are having a great holiday.

All great examples of circles :) Happy Holidays!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, Happy Holidays! These are beautiful shots and a great choice for this week's theme. That is amazing that this dome is the 4th tallest masonry dome in the world and right up there with the likes of St. Peters and the others.

Enjoy the rest of your Holidays. Wishing you peace, health and happiness for the new year.

What a beautiful dome! Fantastic photo.

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