Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nebraska State Capitol - Lincoln, Nebraska

We begin where we left of in our last post, just outside the entrance to the Capitol.  Once we get inside we'll kind of jump around a little.  We did a fair bit of exploring on our own while we waited for the guided tours to resume after lunch and many of the pictures are from that time as we wandered the halls back and forth.  Each pass seemed to reveal artwork and detail that had previously escaped detection.

On the doors.

Also on the doors.

Upon entering the doors one finds themselves in the Vestibule, a rather dull name for a space that is anything but.  This shot is from the Vestibule looking through the Foyer towards the Rotunda.

These three floor mosaics are either in the Foyer or possible at the entrance to the Rotunda (I can't quite remember.

One side of the Rotunda.

A fantastic native american inspired art deco wall sconce.

The Rotunda dome.


A prehistoric creature on the Rotunda floor.

Doors to the East Chamber.  Sadly this photo didn't come out very well.  The only others I took have people in them covering much of the doors.

Door handle.

Pendent in a small chamber.

Column, I believe in the Vestibule.

One of the chandeliers that line the Foyer.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nebraska State Capitol - Lincoln Nebraska

1445 K Street - Designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and built between 1922 and 1932.  This will be the first of several posts with photos of this amazing building.  In total I took 186 pictures of the building when I visited it back in July.  I knew from researching that it would be impressive but it far surpassed any expectations I had.  There are quided tours which take you into rooms otherwise off limits.  But one of the coolest things about visiting the Nebraska state capitol was the ability to freely roam the halls and explore taking as much time as one wished.  I spent a total of two hours in the capitol and probably would have spent longer but the group I was with was tired and wanted to leave.

View from Goodhue Boulevard looking north to the Capitol.

Entrance to the capitol.  Next post we'll take a peak inside the door.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lifestyle Medicine - Orlando, Florida

24 Sturtevant Street - Built in 1962

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Crescent - Miami Beach, Florida

1420 Ocean Drive - Designed by Henry Hohauser.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

St. George Greek Orthodox Church - Orlando, Florida

24 North Rosalind Avenue - Built in 1928 and designed by George Foote Dunham.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gem Theater - Mulberry, Florida

118 NW First Avenue - Originally the Gem Theater but has lived most of its life as union hall.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Creighton Hall - Omaha, Nebraska

2500 California Plaza - Part of Creighton University.