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From colorful yesterday to monochrome today - another shot from the Vermont State House, a beautiful little building in the beautiful little town of Montpelier, Vermont.

The current State House is the third to occupy the same spot in Montpelier, and it is the largest. The previous version had a low, saucer-like dome, but that structure burned in a large fire in 1857, necessitating the construction of a new State House. The current one possesses a dome in a style similar to that of many other state houses, and is similarly golden. The statue atop the dome is called Agriculture, and is a representation of the Roman God of Agriculture, Ceres. As with most American State Capitols, there is a very distinct classical influence here, though in this case it is a mix of Greek and Roman.

This is among my favorite B&W conversions I've done, mostly due to the sharpness of the dome and the shadows on the statue, but the smaller size here doesn't quite display the way I'd like. See the larger version linked below for a clearer view.

Larger version on Flickr, here.
Full Vermont set on Flickr, here.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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