Lens-Artists Challenge # 82 – cap·i·tal, Pt. 2 and Final

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Viveka.

About the theme, she notes:

“I have chosen the topic/theme, to make it easy for myself!! But also because I have travelled a lot and lived abroad for nearly 24 years. I love big cities with bright lights.”

“It doesn’t have to be about capital cities – however, you want to interpret it – all up to you.”

This time we will look at a capitol in a capital.  It is the state capitol building in Denver, the state capital of Colorado.

Capitols are frequently domed buildings, as we see within:

There is a lot of heavy-duty brass in the building, such as these railings:

As grandeur is a large part of politics, perhaps, there is a multi-storied open space within the capitol:

The building faces west, of course, with views of the City and County of Denver Building and the Rocky Mountains:

What else is representative of state capitals in the U.S? Maybe the railroad station, once a means of industrialization, development, and ‘progress’:

The only thing more American than train stations and apple pie (hold the cards and letters please, European apple confections are to die for) is baseball.  Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, in the capital city of Denver:

Good topic Viveka.  I am enjoying the many entries.


Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge and best wishes for 2020.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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24 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge # 82 – cap·i·tal, Pt. 2 and Final

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Nice assortment of iconic images.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tatiana says:

    Your cupola is wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tina Schell says:

    A terrific spot for the challenge John. The dome is gorgeous and you’ve given us a lovely tour of the city

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  4. viveka says:

    John, what a great gallery – stunning images from inside the capitol building are amazing … especially with the different floors and rails. Thank you so much for bringing me to Denver … and for playing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amy says:

    Great images, John! I love Denver and have visited many times, but haven’t been to the capital building. Thank you for the tour. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. parkermccoy says:

    Wow. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!


  7. aekshots says:

    Nice choices John…I caught a game at Coors Field a few years ago. Best fireworks show at a ballpark ever 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Leya says:

    Thank you for the grand tour, John! I have never been to Denver, and never seen such powerful railings!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful shots of the Denver capitol and capital. I love that brass balustrade.

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  10. fotoeins says:

    Proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation aren’t for everybody, which is why I greatly appreciated the emphasis of difference between “capital” and “capitol.” I was amused, too! Denver looks great, but I’ve yet to visit.

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  11. Amy says:

    Capitol buildings do tend to be magnificent works or architecture! 🙂


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