State House in Boston, Massachusetts USA. Taken 4/24/11.

From Wikepedia:
The building is situated on 6.7 acres (27,000 m²) of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston. It was built on land once owned by John Hancock, Massachusetts’s first elected governor.

Before the current State House was completed during 1798, Massachusetts’s government house was the Old State House on Court Street. For his design for the building, architect Charles Bulfinch was inspired by two buildings of London: William Chambers’s Somerset House,3 and James Wyatt’s Pantheon.4

A major expansion of the original building was done during 1898. The architect for the annex was Bostonian Charles Brigham.

During 1917 the east and west wings were completed. Designed by architects Sturgis, Chapman & Andrews.5

I have always wanted to capture this image, finally had the opportunity with my new lens! This has a special meaning to me since I have spent 31 years in public service for the state of Massachusetts!

Dedicated to all those that are in public service, the ones that care and those that do make a difference in people’s lives!!!

Nikon D300, handheld, Photomatix and finished in Picnik (1 raw image), 200 ISO, 18-200 Sigma Lens, f/11.

(Boston State-House is the hub of the solar system. You couldn’t pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crowbar.
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes)


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  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    Love the big gold dome. I still believe that this country is Christian and founded on God’s moral standards, in spite of what some of our leaders have said. Lovely capture!

  • Thank you so much, Viv!!! We need to bring morality, respect, caring, compassion back….thanks again, my friend! I hope you had a great Easter!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    That’s so true, I"m just not sure how it all got away from us like it did, where was everyone when it happened? We need to clean house in the White House who sold us down the river for power and money at our expense.

  • You got that right! I think it is a major meltdown in Politics, the Family, the Educational System. We have lowered our standards regarding the work ethic, education, manners….what happened to respect and appreciation??? It is very sad!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariabout 3 years ago

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Sharon Batdorf
    Sharon Batdorfabout 3 years ago

    lovely capture!

  • Thanks, Sharon!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    Love that dome! Great image!

  • Thank you, Pamela!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work Monica.
    Glad you were able to get this shot after all..

  • Thank you, Jean!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000about 3 years ago

  • Woooohooo!!! Thank you so much, Gina!!!! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

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