Capitols Under Construction

January 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

During my road trip from Chicago to California and back, I hoped to revisit a couple of state capitols. It had been a while since I visited the Wyoming State Capitol. Wyoming was one of the first capitols of my quest to photograph them all. So, I wanted to improve upon that earlier effort.

Before arriving in Cheyenne, I learned that the Wyoming State Capitol is closed. It's closed until 2019. When they close these buildings, they close them for a long time!

Denver was on my route, so I revisited the Colorado State Capitol. I visited this building two years earlier in 2014. At that time, the chambers (both House and Senate) were closed for renovation. I planned to capture images of those two rooms. To my surprise, the chambers are still closed for renovation! So, I took the opportunity to photograph some familiar scenes in new ways.

Minnesota is another state capitol that I must revisit. It was the first capitol that I happened to photograph. At the time, I had no idea that I would undertake a project to photograph all 50 state capitols. So, I only have one exterior picture of the Minnesota State Capitol. I attempted to revisit this building in 2015, but this capitol is also under construction. Fortunately, it will soon open to the public again in January, 2017.


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