A restoration to its original beauty

The perfect antidote for another snowy April afternoon was an outing to the Minnesota State Capitol building.  Last summer the building reopened after a restoration and renovation that took over three years.  After clearing away 110 years of grime and dirt, repairing water damage, repainting walls, restoring skylights and stained glass, the building is a jewel of color and beauty.  The rotunda sparkles and shines and is surrounded by paintings and statues telling the story of the state and its people.  It’s an architectural (and decorative) wonder for having been built in the early 1900’s.

2 thoughts on “A restoration to its original beauty

  1. thecedarjournal April 9, 2018 / 12:19 am

    It is a wonderful place to spend on a snowy or any other afternoon. I love that they have kept the natural wood of the chambers as it gives a feel of warmth to to the building. The dome is a wonderful piece of artwork.

    • lindastaatsphoto April 9, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      I agree with you. The chambers are beautiful after the restoration. And so much of the woodwork has been kept and brought back to its original luster. Well work all the time that they spent!

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