April Squares 29: Iowa State Capitol

The Iowa state capitol in Des Moines is atop a hill and offers a panoramic view of the city’s downtown. The exterior is entirely of stone with elaborate columns, cornices and capitals.20180927_094019
Looking up inside toward the top of the dome
20180927_103938 Iowa Capitol dome
Posted for Becky’s April Squares with the topic TOP.

The Iowa state capitol building is one of the prettiest I have seen, so I am including more photos highlighting the decorative tile floors and ceilings. The interior is constructed with several types of Iowan wood as well as 29 types of imported marble.
The House of Representatives, looking down:
20180927_101239
and above, elaborate decor.SONY DSC
Colorful designs mark the floors, stairways and ceilings.
20180927_10155920180927_10254820180927_10361720180927_10370320180927_10390820180927_104541SONY DSCSONY DSC
Mosaic murals
20180927_101633SONY DSC
Looking toward the center of the building, the rotunda below
20180927_101858
20180927_104930
The library is a real gem!
20180927_103226SONY DSC
If you are ever in Des Moines, the state capitol is worth a visit – bring your camera!

Source:
Wikipedia: Iowa State Capitol

2 thoughts on “April Squares 29: Iowa State Capitol

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s