Overhead [Filler] by rhoing

Overhead [Filler]

Today was a family day, so today's post is from yesterday's visit to the Ohio Statehouse.
“The Rotunda is one of the most remarkable spaces in the Statehouse. Stretching 120 feet from the floor to the skylight, the Rotunda is filled with 12 different colors and distributes light to other areas of the building.

“The Rotunda skylight is 67 feet lower than the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

“The crown jewel in the Rotunda's dome is its 29-foot-wide skylight. The center circle of the skylight is a hand-painted Great Seal of Ohio, a reproduction of the Seal that was in use in 1861 when the Rotunda was completed. The restoration of this skylight was funded by schoolchildren across the state in a penny-collection campaign, spearheaded by Bob Evans Farms.

“The seal in the dome, which is 2'8" in diameter, is slightly different than the seal in use today. You'll notice this seal not only has the mountains, a sheaf of wheat and a bundle of arrows, but it also includes a canal boat in the foreground. The canals were an important mode of transportation at the time this seal was designed (circa 1847). The seal has changed multiple times in the course of Ohio's history.”

[ IMG_4247S9x9Atm :: 44mm ]
Goodness this has such detail! Hope you didn't get a stiff neck getting this shot!
January 13th, 2019  
January 13th, 2019  
January 13th, 2019  
@maggiemae Accccctually, I stole an idea from someone else I saw. They used their cell phone lens first, which I did, too. But then I used my "real" camera: Set the camera on timer and just set the camera on the floor in the center of the rotunda! It'll aim straight up, which is what you want, and if it's on the floor's center, then there's not aiming and no sore neck! :)
February 23rd, 2019  
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