Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Theme Day: Details


For the October theme, I chose some of the architectural details of our State Capitol building starting with the wind vane on top of the building.  It is an actual wind vane that turns on its pedestal with the changing winds.  It was fashioned after Nike, the Greek Goddess of victory.  In the wild west days, cowboys would shoot at her winds just to see it turn.

Above the entrance to the building there is some very fancy scroll work that is quite attractive.  It's just about the only thing attractive about our rather plain capitol building.  You can see a photo of the whole building here.

To see how other City Daily Photo bloggers have depicted the theme of "details", click here.

21 comments:

Birdman said...

That's a neat closeup of the top. You've covered the theme well here.

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous intricate detail, shame she used to get shot at!

Kate said...

Those naughty (and probably drunk) Wild West cowboys! The scroll work is very detailed!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think that is a reproduction of the Winged Victory that is one of the top features in the Louvre, also called the Winged Victory of Samothrace.

(I know this because in my office I have a reproduction of this statue about a foot or so high that was an award I received years ago.)

Jim said...

good theme day shots

Lowell said...

I do love this wind vane but I would never have thought that's what it was. Funny about the cowboys. I can see them in my mind, a bit drunk, shooting away!

Great post and great photo!

Karl Demetz said...

Good choice for this theme day, two nice details!

Judy said...

This is a great choice for the theme. Shame on those cowboys for shooting at this beautiful detail.

Daryl said...

good choice

glenda said...

This is the most lovely wind vane I've ever seen. Nice choice.

RedPat said...

Probably the best wind vane I have ever seen, Sharon!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Good idea (and lens) for the details in these photos.

Jack said...

I love that statue -- er, weathervane. You caught the moment just right. The sun is illuminating her perfectly and you have just about as rich a sky as there is. Bravo!

Jack said...

Hey, I just clicked on your link to see the capitol and discovered that it was your very first post, in July of 2008. More than five years. Wow.

Hilda said...

I love Nike, and she is beautiful here. I'm glad you posted the scrollwork too - it's quite amazing.

hamilton said...

She is a most impressive wind vane. And the copper dome is a lovely coppery colour (no verdigris here!)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh she's a beauty Sharon.. that's probably the most unusual weather vane I've seen :) Yes I clicked on the original pic too, gosh you have been posting your fab images for over five years.. nice work indeed!

JM said...

Both subjects are truly beautiful. Great post, Sharon.

Filip Demuinck said...

What an angel.

Greetings,
Filip

Kathy said...

You may remember that my favorite courthouse architect who designed many of the fabulous 1890s courthouses here in Texas, James Reilly Gordon, was also the architect for the Arizona State Capitol.

Leovi said...

Very cute detail, nice photo!