Friday, February 1, 2008

Monthly Photo Day - What my city is known for

This was a no brainer for me as far as the subject. The capitol. My favorite thing to photograph. Now how to photograph it is always a challenge to me. This is from the East. The construction is a new Lewis and Clark memorial, which is the other thing that my city is known for. The capitol is actually more symbolic for what my city is known for; government. When people in my state say, "what happens in Jeff City", they mean, what government does. More appropriately, I could have used a picture of a state building, or a state worker, or even an interest group office, as Jefferson City is also overflowing with them. But this building, is the one everyone thinks of when they think Jefferson City, but it is not the one where most of the work takes place.

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Sally said...

Always great to learn new things about a place (not knowing Jefferson City for anything before). BUT the words "Lewis and Clark" brought back that wonderful TV series of a few years ago, which traced the L&C journey. Magnificent!

Ham said...

A real monumental building. Funny how once grandest building were for churches, these days its for politicians. I don't think there is much difference - they both think they have all the answers and everyone should listen to them

Southern Heart said...

Very lovely...I can see why you enjoy photographing it.

zentmrs said...

Very statuesque building! Happy Theme Day!

Kuanyin said...

Great photo, and I can see how it must have many ways to approach the photo! Happy Theme Day from Maui!

Neva said...

A very good choice!!! I was wondering what you would post...this is a lovely capital building.

brian said...

very nice photo and an excellent choice! my family is from poplary bluff, and you summed up what i think of 'jeff city' when it comes to mind... I love the colors in the trees, which drew my attention away from all the construction! ahh, progress!~

Jim said...

Very nice shot of the Capital building.

Pat said...

Really nice!


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Dusty Lens said...

A great architecturally appealing building. So much detail here, a treasure trove of photos abound!

Rambling Round said...

That a capital photo of the capitol!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

That is a beautiful photo. I enjoyed reading your past entries too. (I hopped over from Pat's blog (

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Joy said...

That is a fantastic photo. And yes that's what everybody thinks of when your city is mentioned. It's a lovely building, very historical.

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PAT said...

I love to photograph this beautiful building from all sides and have done so many times. We travel through Jeff City, quite often, on our way to the lake. Of course, making sure we make a stop at Central Dairy!


R&R in The Netherlands said...

Impressive capitol building.

Kim said...

A very sharp shot of that impressive dome, Jen! I like that you included the construction. Gives it a sense of the now.
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