Friday, July 11, 2008

Welcome to Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix is the capital of the state of Arizona so I thought I'd start this blog with a picture of the state capitol building. It was dedicated in 1901, eleven years before Arizona attainded statehood (2/14/1912) in an effort to demonstrate that the Arizona territory was ready for statehood. The design is by James Riely Gordon and it is largely built of indigenous materials including it's copper dome.

3 comments: said...

This is a great photo of the Arizona Capital building for several reasons.

First, by starting from a low angle, you have managed, almost entirely, obscure the ugly nine-story state office building behind the Capital.

Second, your photo shows something that is very attractive and welcome in Arizona in the summer -- SHADE.

Congratulations on your new Daily Photo site. I look forward to your future postings.

Jan said...

Very Nice aunt Sharon!


Son Poemas said...

I like this picture.