Architectural Treasure by Lori Deiter

A wide angle view of the main rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg ~ a priceless architectural and artistic treasure, a majestic symbol of history and power, and an icon of democracy and freedom.

This palace of art was built in 1906 at a cost of $13 million! The Capitol features paintings, stained glass and furnishings by some of the best artisans of the day. The building incorporates various Renaissance designs – Italian in the House Chamber, French in the Senate Chamber, and English in the Governor’s Reception Room. It also reflects Greek, Roman and Victorian influences in its art and ornamentation. Its five-story exterior is faced with handsome Vermont granite, and the roof is composed of green glazed terra cotta tile.

The Capitol’s centerpiece is a spectacular 272-foot, 52 million-pound dome inspired by Michelangelo’s design for St. Peter’s Basilica in

Stats: 4/21/11 ~ 56 favs, 727 views


Taken 2/24/11 – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
HDR/Tonemapping in Photomatix Pro
3 exposures: -2, 0, +2, Painterly Effect
Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens

From our Welcome PA Photo Shoot in Harrisburg – June 2010


  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful architecture, great capture!

  • Thank you Christina!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic architectural image, Lori! I love your perfect symmetry and composition here! Super work!

  • Thank you Gene!! I tried to set up exactly in the middle!

    – Lori Deiter

  • ck00
    ck00about 4 years ago

    stunning image!!! $13 million would have been an astonishing amount of money in 1906.

  • Thanks! Yep… that was big bucks in 1906!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffabout 4 years ago

    WOW, this is stunning! Beautiful work Lori!!!

  • Thanks Sneffy!!!! What did you get today????

    – Lori Deiter

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    Lori this is magnificent .. you captured the perfect angle … ooo ooo … that new lens of yours is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Lois!!!! I was with Sneffy (Shelley) yesterday and today….. so guess who’s buying a lens like mine???? I LOVE this lens!

    – Lori Deiter

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveabout 4 years ago

    Magnificence!!Thanku for sharing this image… it’s like being there! ;)

  • Thank you very much!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Barb White
    Barb Whiteabout 4 years ago

    absolutely stunning – gorgeous work!

  • Thank you very much Barb!!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Gina!!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Mark Van Scyoc
    Mark Van Scyocabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image and excellent background information. Love the wide angle.

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous image!

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