Photographer's Note

State Capitol Symmetry

Today exactly 15 years ago I became a member of TrekEarth and what better way than to celebrate it by adding a new state to my map of the United States (which has become my photographed country). This is a photo from the capital city of Idaho, Boise and its State Capitol Building.

Boise is the capital and largest city in Idaho, the 14th largest and 12th least populated state of the U.S, which was admitted to the Union in 1890 as the 43rd state. Boise was founded in 1863. Nowadays it has got just over 200,000 inhabitants. The Idaho State Capitol, which is seen in this photo, was built between 1905 and 1920. The architects, John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, drew inspiration from St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St Paul’s Cathedral in London and of course the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 628/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-07-27 14:18
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1629 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11115 W: 57 N: 19188] (71862)
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