Rhode Island State House

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    The Rhode Island State House was captured from College Hill on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island.

    I tinted in Sepia for a bit of a different look.

    Info:

    The Rhode Island State House is the capitol of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Located in the downtown area of the state capital of Providence, the State House is a neoclassical building that houses the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor of Rhode Island as well as the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and general treasurer. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The current State House is Rhode Island's seventh state house and the second in Providence after the Old Rhode Island State House. It was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White and constructed from 1895 to 1904. The building underwent a major renovation in the late 1990s.

    The building served as the United States Capitol exterior in the 1997 film Amistad.

    The building also served as the "City Hall of Capitol City" in Disney's Underdog.

    The Rhode Island State House is made up of 327,000 cubic feet (9,300 m3) of white Georgia marble, 15 million bricks, and 1,309 short tons (1,188 t) of iron floor beams .

    The dome of the State House is the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, after St. Peter's Basilica, the Minnesota State Capitol, and the Taj Mahal. On top of the dome is a gold-covered bronze statue of Independent Man, originally named "Hope." The statue, weighing more than 500 pounds (230 kg), is 11 feet (3.4 m) and stands 278 feet (85 m) above the ground. Independent Man represents freedom and independence and alludes to the independent spirit which led Roger Williams to settle and establish Providence and later Rhode Island.

    The chamber of the Rhode Island House of Representatives is located in the west wing of the building while the chamber of the Rhode Island Senate is located in the east wing. Other notable rooms in the State House include the rotunda (beneath the dome), the State Library (north end), and the State Room (south end). The State Room serves as the entrance to the offices of the Governor and contains a full-scale portrait of George Washington by Rhode Island native Gilbert Stuart. This room is also where the Governor holds press conferences and bill signings at the State House.

    One of the first public buildings to use electricity, the Rhode Island State House is lit by 109 floodlights and two searchlights at night. The State House is also one of the first public buildings in the United States to use skylights, the major ones being in the House of Representatives Chamber, the Senate Chamber, and the State Library.

    Inside the State House is carved marble. Over the pillared porticoes can be found quotations and historical chronologies of Rhode Island. Throughout the rotunda are battle flags, statues, and guns representing the state's military past. In the center of the rotunda, under the marble dome, is a brass replica of the state seal.

    The building can be seen from I-95, though the Providence Place Mall has blocked much of the view from the northbound lanes.

    82 Smith Street, Providence, RI - (401) 222-3077

    Gildas Paraiso, françois26, dellswab, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Gildas Paraiso 63 months ago | reply

      Wonderful!
      I love it
      Have a great day.

    2. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 63 months ago | reply

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    3. NataThe3 63 months ago | reply

      Excellent point of view! Very impressive architecture!

    4. InAweofGod'sCreation 63 months ago | reply

      Very nice treatment. I prefer the day time shot which is so well framed and exposed.

    5. pacoveratf 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FOTOS PARA LEER - PHOTOS TO READ, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Your photo screams Photographer !!!
      Thank you for sharing with us


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    6. Botond Horváth 62 months ago | reply

      Hi!
      Your photo is really nice.
      I like the colors of your shot!
      Good composition, good perspective. And i like the atmosphere of it!
      Nice shot!
      Thanks for sharing!!!

    7. françois26 62 months ago | reply

      Fantástica!!!!!!!

      Your photo screams Photographer !!!
      Thank you for sharing with us


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    8. valeriolanci 62 months ago | reply

      QUESTA FOTO E' MOLTO INTERESSANTE!!!
      THIS SHOT IS VERY INTERESTING!!!

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    9. destinatio (very busy) 62 months ago | reply

      QUESTA FOTO E' MOLTO INTERESSANTE!!!
      THIS SHOT IS VERY INTERESTING!!!

      FOTOPEDIA
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    10. foxylady's stardust (From here to Ipernity) 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Gold Project 2.0 , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Thank you for sharing this lovely shot.

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    11. rossendgricasas 62 months ago | reply

      GOLD
      I agree, this is a GOLD picture!

    12. Calichusetts 62 months ago | reply

      I bet an HDR of that night shot would really pop.

      Would compliment this really nice tone to your day shot...

      Keep it up!

    13. Endomental Artistry 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I {heart} Rhody, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      You're welcome to join the group and post your other Rhody photos!

      Great shot of the capitol, and the sepia tone is a neat idea!

    14. SteelToad 58 months ago | reply

      The toning on this is dead perfect

    15. Endomental Artistry 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks for submitting your photo to the I {heart} Rhody group. It was published on the blog today: www.iheartrhody.com/2010/06/from-i-heart-rhody-flickr-group_25.html

    16. Vinko Sunde 34 months ago | reply

      Fantastic framing ! Postcard shot !

    17. Ella Blame 31 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture!

    18. 405 Mi16 2 months ago | reply

      Great detail :)

    19. BlueisCoool 2 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your comments info and fav.

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