Ohio Statehouse Rotunda by rhoing

Ohio Statehouse Rotunda

Third new-for-us state house this year: Arizona in January and Wisconsin in July (though no posts those days because of visits to Frank Lloyd Wright sites).

We were sitting in our Indianapolis hotel room last night and figuring out when we should leave Indy to pick up the kids in Columbus. It's a Saturday, I said, but I know the Ohio State football team is on the road and since it's a Saturday, the capital area shouldn't be busy. We both perked up and said, "State house!" So Clare got online to find out about tours and we were able to get on a tour. We had to cut it short to get to the airport, but I think we saw the highlights.

“The floor of the Rotunda consists of nearly 5,000 pieces of hand-cut marble from around the world. The salmon stones are from Portugal; the black and green marble is from Vermont; and the white marble is from Italy. ” http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/about/capitol-square/statehouse/rotunda

While the craftsmanship *is* impressive, I was struck by the effects of the lines and swirls from looking at the pattern from different perspectives.

[ IMG_4249S9x6Atm :: 17mm ]
The floor's pattern is quite mesmerizing!
January 12th, 2019  
Nice colors. It looks elegant and regal.
January 12th, 2019  
February 3rd, 2019  
@kklinck Didn't think this would get a FAV: Thanks!
February 4th, 2019  
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