After supper the husband and I drove downtown so I could try to capture the Old Louisiana State Capitol Building. Since it faces west, I hoped to get a well-lit subject. To my amazement, the sun hit the stained glass, making it sparkle. My photography efforts didn't do it justice. If I hadn't been parked in a loading zone, I would've spent more time on my settings.
Built in the Neo-Gothic Medieval style in the 1840s, it has a rich history. Instead of copying the style from the national Capitol Building in Washington, New York architect James H. Dakin envisioned a castle overlooking the Mississippi. If you're interested, there are many web sites devoted to the history of this building. As an aside, my mother rented one of the upper rooms for my first wedding reception in 1980. The interior is just as interesting and beautiful with a spiral staircase and more stained glass.
24mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | 1/1600 sec
200mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | 1/800 sec