Golden Seat of the Government, Denver Downtown - Colorado, USA

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Explore #366, Apr 26, 2009 - Thank you my flickr friends :) !!!

The Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado , is the home of the Colorado legislature and the offices of the Colorado Governor and Lt. Governor. The building is intentionally reminiscent of the US Capitol, Washington.
Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite. The distinctive gold dome consists of real 24 karat gold plate added in 1908, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush.
The historic building sits slightly higher than the rest of downtown Denver. The main entrance hall is open 180 feet to the top of the dome, about the height of an 18-story building.
Additionally, the official elevation of Denver is measured outside the west entrance to the building, The fifteenth step on the west entrance is engraved with the words "Elevation: 5280 feet, One Mile High, 5-12-69".
From the dome you have a magnificent view. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Denver, gelegen am östlichen Fuß der Rocky Mountains, ist seit 1876 die Hauptstadt des US-Bundesstaates Colorado. Denver war ursprünglich eine Goldgräbermetropole und hat heute 556.835 Einwohner. In der Metropolregion Denver-Aurora wohnen 2.600.000 Einwohner.
Denver liegt genau eine Meile über dem Meeresspiegel (Markierung auf der 15. Stufe an der Westseite des Capitols) und wird deshalb auch "Mile High City" genannt.
Das Colorado State Capitol ist Regierungssitz. Das Gebäude wurde 1890 aus Colorados Granit gebaut und dem US Capitol in Washington nachempfunden. Bekannt ist das State Capitol für seine mit 24 Karat Blattgold aus Colorado's Minen überzogene "Haube". Sie soll an die Tage des "Gold rushs" erinnern.
Vom Balkon der Kuppel hat man einen aufgezeichneten Blick über die Stadt bis in die Rocky Mountains hinein.

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  1. MyOakForest 65 months ago | reply

    ;-)

    WOW, this photo is AMAZING!
    Your photo deserves double the EXCELLENCE!!!

    Please be sure your photo is TAGGED "SOE"

  2. rogerdbi 62 months ago | reply

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  3. Verena1975 60 months ago | reply

    Eindrucksvolles Gebäude!

  4. onaniststube [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    Great picture. :) Cheers!

  5. thorvaala 50 months ago | reply

    Das Capitol:)~

  6. Emotioned.com 49 months ago | reply

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  7. c0gnate 49 months ago | reply

    impressive series!

  8. E.L.A 49 months ago | reply

    Great series you have.
    Perfectly captured.
    Have a nice weekend dear :)

  9. Colorado Sands - OFF for awhile 43 months ago | reply

    You took a great shot of this famous structure with the gold dome! Wonderful !

  10. walter78 40 months ago | reply

    Sehr schönes Bauwerk Uschi .
    Ja Das stimmt die Fachw ,Häuser
    wie ein ei u das andere ,
    Du bist schön rumgekommen .w

  11. Corkneyfonz 34 months ago | reply

    Looks sensational, flawless work, a striking architectural image that's simply divine.

  12. Greune Stee 16 months ago | reply

    Die Stufe mit der "Mile high" fand ich beeindruckend.

  13. MAXDB 12 months ago | reply

    Una splendida immagine e una magnifica inquadratura

  14. Dont´comment the same photo 3 months ago | reply

    Maravilhosa arquitectura desta monumental edificação!! Parabéns Uschi.

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